Our firm has experience addressing the legal, regulatory, and business issues faced by educational institutions and service providers operating in the educational ecosystem. Many of our attorneys have backgrounds in education and draw on a deep understanding of educational issues from business and operational perspectives. We represent universities, virtual school service providers, application developers, content providers, and others in the education sector.
Representative examples of our experience include addressing a wide variety of intellectual property and licensing matters; First Amendment litigation associated with speech on campus; and numerous dispute resolution and litigation matters for public and private educational institutions. We have conducted internal investigations and advised in disciplinary proceedings. We provide guidance on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA); public records issues; the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA); campus firearms policies; and information security and privacy issues.
Members of our team have provided representation in disciplinary matters involving allegations of plagiarism by faculty members and represented a virtual school provider in a data breach matter involving information of several hundred thousand children.
We have advised on FERPA and public records issues associated with children’s educational records and biometric data and wrote policies and procedures for a private Florida university on information security and privacy issues. We have guided campus leadership on legal issues associated with firearms on campus and assisted in drafting and implementing appropriate policies.
Our collective experience includes drafting terms and collateral agreements for mobile application developers in the education arena and addressing issues relating to FERPA and COPPA. On behalf of an educational services content provider we have negotiated and successfully consummated a major transaction with a large governmental entity for the provision of multilingual educational content. We counseled a national private educational institution on information security and privacy matters in daily operations and student records maintenance.
We routinely represent educational institutions and education services companies in litigation and dispute resolution matters. Our attorneys have represented a U.S. News & World Report Top 10 public university in First Amendment litigation and a private for-profit entertainment and media university in numerous dispute resolution matters. In the Northern District of Florida our firm represented an educational services provider in the successful resolution of two related litigations involving complex copyright and trade secret issues. Our experience also includes the successful representation of a for-profit university in various litigation in the Southern District of Florida.
With our collective backgrounds in education and extensive related legal experience, we look forward to helping educational institutions and service providers address any legal, regulatory, or business issue they may face.