Higher Education Legal Conference

DATE: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

TIME: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM

LOCATION: Courtyard Boston Downtown | 275 Tremont St | Boston

Hear from leaders in higher education about the primary legal issues they’ve been confronted with and the problem-solving approaches they’ve enacted to facilitate institutional development and promote positive campus affairs. The conference is geared towards college and university legal practitioners who advise higher education leadership directly and professionals who wish to participate in discussions around the emerging legal issues within the higher ed space.

Following introductions and opening presentation, the conference will break out into two high-level tracks with a series of subject-focused presentations within each track. One track will cover institutional and business development topics, while the other track will address legal issues and policy development for campus affairs. The conference concludes with a networking reception.

   Discussion Topics to Include:

INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRACK

Institutional Consolidations
SARA – State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements
Working with Public Charities
IT & Cybersecurity
Federal Issues / Federal Funding Revocation

CAMPUS AFFAIRS TRACK

Sexual Assault on Campus
NLRB Updates
Discrimination on Campus
Responding to Conflict on Campus
Mental Health & Addiction

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Lee Pelton | President, Emerson College

Lee Pelton
President
Emerson College
Boston, MA

Dr Paul J. LeBlanc | President, SNHU - Southern New Hampshire University

Dr Paul J. LeBlanc
President
SNHU – Southern New Hampshire University
Manchester, NH

Terry W. Hartle | Senior Vice President, Division of Govt & Public Affairs, ACE - American Council on Education

Terry W. Hartle
Senior Vice President, Division of Government and Public Affairs
ACE – American Council on Education
Washington, DC

PLANNING COMMITTEE

Phil Catanzano

Phil Catanzano
Senior Counsel
Holland & Knight LLP

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Christine Hughes
Vice President and General Counsel
Emerson College

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Scott Roberts
Co-Managing Partner
Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP

Administrative Legal Services director Lisa Rutherford poses for a studio portrait on Feb. 25, 2008 at the University of Wisonsin-Madison. ©UW-Madison University Communications 608/262-0067 Photo by: Bryce Richter Date:  02/08    File#:   D3 digital camera frame 5643

Lisa Rutherford
Chief Policy Officer and General Counsel
Amherst College

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Judith Sizer
Senior Counsel
Rose, Chinitz & Rose

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Jaren Wilcoxson
Counsel
MIT

CONFERENCE AGENDA

INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRACK

DISCUSSION TOPIC: Mergers and Consolidations

Joe Herlihy, Boston College

Akiyo Fujii, Tufts University

Paul Lannon, Holland & Knight LLP

Laurie Bishop, Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP

Judy Sizer, Rose, Chinitz & Rose

CAMPUS AFFAIRS TRACK

DISCUSSION TOPIC: Sexual Assault on Campus

Sarah Rankin, MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Scott Roberts, Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP

Elizabeth Canning, College of the Holy Cross

INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRACK

DISCUSSION TOPIC: The Latest on SARA 

Sandra Doran, Director, New England State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement

Yvette Clark, SVP and GC, Southern New Hampshire University

Rob McCarron, SVP, Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts

CAMPUS AFFAIRS TRACK

DISCUSSION TOPIC: NLRB Update

Nick DiGiovanni, Morgan Brown & Joy, LLP

Jeff Hirsch, Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP

INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRACK

DISCUSSION TOPIC: Working with the MA AGO Division of Public Charities

Courtney Aladro, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office

Jon Green, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office

CAMPUS AFFAIRS TRACK

DISCUSSION TOPIC: Discrimination on Campus

Phil Catanzano, Holland & Knight LLP

Deke Mathieu, Trinity College

Mary Jeka, Tufts University

INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRACK

DISCUSSION TOPIC: IT & Cybersecurity

CAMPUS AFFAIRS TRACK

DISCUSSION TOPIC: Responding to Conflict on Campus

Norm Jones, Amherst College

Sylvia Spears, Emerson College

Lisa Rutherford, Amherst College

Scott Roberts, Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP

INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRACK

DISCUSSION TOPIC: Federal Issues / Federal Funding Revocation

DeDe Heatwole, General Counsel of The University of Massachusetts

George Lester, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy LLP

Stephanie Gold, Hogan Lovells

CAMPUS AFFAIRS TRACK

DISCUSSION TOPIC: Mental Health & Addiction

David Randall, MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dana Fleming, Tufts University

Paul Lannon, Holland & Knight LLP

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION - $395

Boston Bar Member Exclusive Offers:

Boston Bar Member | Early Registration Discount
Early registration 10% discount available to Boston Bar members registering
prior to March 01, 2017. Login to your member account and register for the
conference using promo code: Early10 -or- contact
Margaret DeMoura: 617.778.1946 | mdemoura@bostonbar.org
Boston Bar Member | Colleague Group Rate
$295 per registration for each Boston Bar member, plus any number of their
colleagues registering together. To register your entire group, please contact
Margaret DeMoura: 617.778.1946 | mdemoura@bostonbar.org

Boston Bar Membership + Conference Offer:

Not a Boston Bar member? No problem. Join the Boston Bar for only $100
when you register to attend the Higher Education Legal Conference. To take
advantage of the Membership + Conference offer, register here -or- contact
Tara Trask: 617.778.1984 | ttrask@bostonbar.org

EVENT SPONSOR

For information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Erica Southerland :  617.778.1930 | esoutherland@bostonbar.org

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