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Proskauer's Higher Education Group represents colleges, universities, teaching hospitals, research facilities and education associations in the many types of matters that arise in an academic environment.

Educational institutions are unique and their legal issues require highly specific knowledge and a nuanced approach, particularly when faculty or students are involved. We offer higher education clients a formidable combination of our decades of experience in representing educational institutions, our keen understanding of the academic world’s distinctive legal needs and our firm’s robust capabilities. The latter enable us to address the issues that educational institutions may face in labor and employment, personal planning, tax, corporate law, intellectual property, litigation, health care, ERISA and real estate.

Areas of Focus

  • Litigation and counseling relating to student issues, including sexual misconduct, disability accommodations, discrimination and harassment, and gender equity in athletics
  • Collective bargaining and union organizing drives
  • Employment litigation and counseling, including discrimination and harassment, wage and hour, whistleblower claims, internal disciplinary proceedings and tenure cases
  • Media management
  • Insurance-related issues