BOND is pleased to introduce its Higher Education Law Report to serve as a resource for the higher education community. BOND has provided legal services to more than 100 colleges and universities in a wide array of areas.  Relying on this breath of experience, the Report will provide current information and insight on a range of issues affecting colleges and universities, including academic, business and student affairs; athletics;  endowment administration; environmental matters; federal and state regulatory compliance  issues; institutional advancement and development matters; intellectual property and technology transfer issues;  and labor, employment, immigration and employee benefits issues; among many others.

The Higher Education Practice Group at Bond is comprised of attorneys from across the firm’s practice areas including Business, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Environmental and Land Use, Health Care, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law, Litigation, Property and Tax Law. Our higher education attorneys are experienced in the array of legal issues facing institutions, including Board and other institutional governance matters; accreditation; faculty appointment, tenure, and conduct; higher education regulatory compliance (e.g., Title IX, Clery Act, FERPA and Title IV requirements), tax exempt organizations compliance; risk management; NCAA compliance and other athletics issues; student affairs and student discipline; technology transfer and intellectual property management; and institutional advancement, charitable giving and development issues.

Our attorneys have served as adjunct faculty members and interim administrators (including President and Dean) at several institutions, giving us a unique perspective on institutional needs. Our attorneys regularly participate on the editorial board of the Journal of College and University Law, as speakers before professional organizations such as the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), the College and University Professional Association (CUPA) , the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA), the University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA), and the National Association For Educational Procurement (NAEP), and as authors of articles on a variety of subjects of special interest to colleges and universities. In short, we understand both the business and academic issues that colleges and universities face, as well as the special dynamics of a campus environment that so uniquely impact on those issues.