Thursday, March 14, 2019
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Aloft Boston | Seaport District
401-403 D Street

BBA Members: $450

Annual opportunity to hear from leaders in higher education about the emerging legal issues impacting their institutions. This full-day conference brings together college and university in-house legal departments, administrators, and firm practitioners to discuss the complex legal needs of higher education institutions in a changing world.

AGENDA

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Check-In & Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Free Speech on Campus


Erika Geetter
, Vice President and General Counsel, Boston University
Karen Petrulakis, General Counsel, Wellesley College
Sigal Ben-Porath, Professor of Education, Political Science and Philosophy, UPENN
Kenneth Elmore, Associate Provost and Dean of Students, Boston University

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Enterprise Risk Management in Higher Ed, and Safety & Security on Campus

Gerry Leone, General Counsel, UMASS
Jaren Wilcoxson, Counsel, MIT
Alexandra Furth, Deputy General Counsel, UMASS
Mike Davis, Director of Public Safety, Northeastern University
Edward Davis, President and CEO, The Edward Davis Company, former Police Commissioner of the City of Boston
Susan Fletcher, Director of Enterprise Risk Management Group, The Boston Consortium
Sonya Ross, Director of Risk Services, Northeastern University

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Cybersecurity

Adam Bookbinder, Partner, Holland & Knight
Scott McGaunn, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Kevin Swindon, Corporate Vice President, Global Security, Charles River Laboratories

Immigration

Jigisha Patel, Assistant General Counsel and Chief Advisor for International and Immigration Services, Northeastern University
Richard Iandoli, Partner, Iandoli, Desai & Cronin, P.C.
Sandra Torres, Associate Counsel, Immigration & Int’l Services, University of Massachusetts

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch & Panel Discussion on Title IX and Sexual Misconduct on Campus

Daryl Lapp, Partner, Locke Lord
Nora Field, Deputy General Counsel, Boston College
Kevin D. O’Leary, Principal, Kevin O’Leary LLC
Meg Bossong, Director of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, Williams College

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Labor Law Update

Ahsan Ali, Manager of Labor Relations, MIT
Meredith Ainbinder, Deputy General Counsel, Emerson
Peter Moser, Partner, Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP
Kirsten White, Of Counsel, Schwartz Hannum PC

Diversity in Higher Education After Harvard

Jin Hee Lee, Senior Deputy Director of Litigation, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Jeannie Park, President, Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance
Margaret Chin, Associate Professor of Sociology, Hunter College
David Bunis (Moderator), Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Additional Speakers Pending

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Me, Reckless? Evaluating the Standard for Reckless Conduct in the Lab

Heather Gipson-Cosier, Associate Vice Provost for Research Compliance, Tufts University
Michael Boudett, Partner, Foley Hoag
Susan Garfinkel, Assistant Vice President for Research Compliance, The Ohio State University

New Revenue – A Look Into Third Party Partnerships

Michael Glover, Assistant General Counsel, Northeastern University
Patricia Filippone, Executive Director, UMASS Building Authority
Alysa Gerlach, Vice President and Assistant Treasurer, Northeastern University
Barbara Kroncke, Partner, McCarter & English

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Financial Challenges for Higher Ed – Mergers, Acquisitions, and Closures

Courtney Aladro, Chief of the Non-Profit Organizations and Public Charities Division, MA Attorney General’s Office
Paul Lannon, Partner, Holland & Knight
Judith Sizer, Senior Counsel, Rose, Chinitz & Rose
Constantia T. Papanikolaou, Chief Legal Counsel, MA Department of Higher Education

The Anatomy of a Faculty Grievance Committee Through Different Lenses

Aaron Nisenson, Senior Counsel, American Association of University Professors
Christopher R.A. Sim, Associate Program Director and Assistant Professor, Department of Physician Assistant Studies, MGH Institute of Health Professions
Kevin Kinne, Cohen Kinne Valicenti & Cook LLP, Independent Counsel to Faculty Grievance Committees

5:15 PM

Networking Reception

PLANNING COMMITTEE

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Liliana Palacios-Baldwin
Associate General Counsel for Labor and Employment
Tufts University

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Dean Richlin
Partner
Foley Hoag LLP

Laurie Bishop
Acting General Counsel
Berklee College of Music
Partner
Hirsch Roberts Weinstein

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Michael Glover
Assistant General Counsel
Northeastern University

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Daryl Lapp
Partner
Locke Lord

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Gerry Leone
General Counsel
University of Massachusetts

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Diane Lopez
Deputy General Counsel
Harvard University

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Shirin Philip
General Counsel
Lesley University

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Kathleen Rogers
General Counsel
Simmons University

SPONSORSHIP

THANK YOU TO OUR TITLE SPONSOR

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

For conference sponsorship opportunities, please contact
Maggie DeMoura
617.778.1946 | demoura@bostonbar.org

Boston Bar educational programs are sponsored in part by the Joan B. DiCola Fund of the Boston Bar Foundation. This fund provides critical support for Boston Bar Association programs and initiatives that foster the education and professional development of lawyers. For more information on the BBF or this fund, please click here.

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