Wednesday, July 22, 2020
9:00 AM – 2:45 PM

Location
Cyberspace | Via Zoom

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2020

Virtual Higher Education Legal Conference

We are excited to announce that the 2020 Higher Education Legal Conference is rescheduled for July 22, 2020. It will take place in a virtual format via Zoom – all attendee links will be provided within 24 hours of the conference’s scheduled start time.

The new conference agenda will cover:

  • Preparing for Crises and Protecting Reputation in Higher Education
  • Hear from the Regulators: Recent Developments in Oversight of Massachusetts Higher Education Institutions
  • Title IX: Complying with New Regulations
  • Title IX:  Hearing from Parties’ Counsel and Predicting Future Litigation
  • Election 2020 – How Can Campuses Prepare?
  • International Issues Impacting Higher Ed
  • Updates in Labor and Employment Law for Colleges and Universities

Thank you for your support of this conference. Please contact Daniel Tillman at dtillman@bostonbar.org if you have any questions or concerns.

Please note that all Zoom access links will be distributed 48 hours prior to the conference.

Live Plenary Sessions

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Live via Zoom Webinar

We Didn’t Start the Fire: Preparing for Crises and Protecting Reputation in Higher Education

  • Moderator:  Karen Petrulakis – General Counsel, Wellesley College
  • Peter Mancusi – Executive Vice President, Weber Shandwick Worldwide
  • Ralph C. Martin, II – Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Northeastern University
  • Natashia Tidwell – Partner, Saul Ewing

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Live via Zoom Webinar

Title IX: Compliance and Regulatory Session

  • Moderator:  Steven Richard – Partner, Nixon Peabody
  • Elizabeth H. Canning, Esq. – Campus and Workplace Solutions
  • Ed Colbert – Partner, Casner & Edwards
  • Amee Synott – Assistant General Counsel, Stonehill College

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Live via Zoom Webinar

Hear from the Regulators: Recent Developments in Oversight of Massachusetts Higher Education Institutions

  • Moderator: Gerry Leone – General Counsel, University of Massachusetts
  • Courtney Aladro – Chief, Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division, Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General
  • Barbara Brittingham – President, New England Commission of Higher Education – Ret.
  • Glenn Cunha – Inspector General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Constantia Papanikolaou – Chief Legal Counsel, Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
  • Judith Sizer – Partner, Rose Law Partners

Live Roundtables

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
Live via Zoom Meeting

International Issues Impacting Higher Education

  • Moderator: Sandra Torres – Associate Counsel, Immigration and International Service, University of Massachusetts
  • Diana Chigas – Senior International Officer & Associate Provost, Tufts University
  • Andrew Karberg – Director of Research Compliance and Associate Counsel for Compliance, Ethics and International Affairs, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
  • Jigisha Patel – Associate General Counsel & Chief Advisor for International and Immigration Services, Northeastern University
  • Abby Taylor – Chief, Civil Rights Division, Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General

Election 2020- How Can Campuses Prepare?

  • Moderator: Mary Jeka – Senior Vice President & General Counsel, University Relations Division, Tufts University
  • Eleanor Evans – Counsel, Hemenway & Barnes LLP
  • Joseph D. Lipchitz – Partner, Saul Ewing
  • Kevin P. Martin – Partner, Co-Chair, Appellate Litigation, Goodwin

On-Demand Sessions

On-Demand
Link made available to registrants by July 22

Title IX:  Hearing from Parties’ Counsel and Predicting Future Litigation

  • Moderator:  Steven Richard – Partner, Nixon Peabody
  • Seth Orkand – Partner, Miner Orkand Siddall LLP
  • Monica Shah – Partner, Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP
  • Amanda Walsh – Education Program Senior Attorney, Victim Rights Law Center

On-Demand
Link made available to registrants by July 22

Updates in Labor and Employment Law for Colleges and Universities

  • Moderator: Christina Lewis – Partner, Goodwin
  • Joseph McConnell – Partner, Morgan Brown & Joy
  • Scott Merrill – Office of the General Counsel, Northeastern University

On-Demand
Link made available to registrants by July 22

Race Issues on Campus:  Higher Education’s Response to the Current Dialogue on Racial Equity

  • Gregory A. Manousos – Partner, Morgan Brown & Joy
  • Kijua Sanders-McMurtry – Vice President of Equity and Inclusion & Chief Diversity Officer, Mount Holyoke College

Please note that all Zoom access links will be distributed 48 hours prior to the conference.

Yvonne Chan

Co-Chair
Yvonne Chan
Partner
Goodwin

Gerry Leone

Co-Chair
Gerry Leone
General Counsel
University of Massachusetts

Meredith Ainbinder
Assistant Vice President & Deputy General Counsel
Emerson College

Lili Palacios-Baldwin
Deputy General Counsel for Labor, Employment & Litigation
Tufts University

Karen Petrulakis
General Counsel
Wellesley College

Steven M. Richard
Partner
Nixon Peabody

Judith R. Sizer
Partner
Rose Law Partners

Pricing

BOSTON BAR MEMBERS

  • Boston Bar Members: $250
  • Government/Legal Services Members: $50
  • In-House Members: $50

Please contact membership@bostonbar.org if you are a Government or In-House attorney to receive special rates.

NON-MEMBERS

  • Standard Non-Member: $325
  • Government Non-Member: $100
  • In-House Non-Member: $150
Not a BBA member? Join today and save by bundling membership and registration for only $655. Contact us at membership@bostonbar.org to take advantage of this special offer.

Thank You To Our Top Level Sponsor

Thank You To Our Sponsors

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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