Intellectual PropertyIntellectual property can be among an academic institution’s most vital assets. To manage this important commodity, colleges and universities need an experienced and trusted partner.Learn More
Regulatory and Legislative
Regulatory and LegislativeWe are well-versed in the many regulatory obligations imposed on higher education institutions and for-profit education companies, and regularly provide advice on the areas of most pressing and consistent concern.Learn More
WilmerHale is assisting some of the nation’s top universities in their response to campus sexual misconduct, including schools identified by the Department of Education earlier this year. Our work covers the full breadth of this challenging issue. We counsel clients on compliance with Title IX, the Clery Act, and the Campus SaVE Act, as well as guidance from the Department of Education and the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. We draft gender-based and sexual misconduct policies and procedures for resolving complaints and sanctioning responsible parties. We counsel clients on crisis response and help formulate internal and external communication strategies. We conduct internal reviews of university responses to specific incidents, and we recommend policy and practice changes when appropriate. We also represent clients facing Department of Education investigations, congressional oversight, law enforcement subpoenas, and lawsuits by alleged victims and respondents.
Strategic Response, Investigations and Litigation
Strategic Response, Investigations and LitigationWe work with educational institutions to develop and execute strategies to defend or advance a position—whether responding to fast-moving events or working over the longer term to craft and implement legislative or regulatory solutions to complex problems.Learn More
Transactional (Corporate and Licensing)
Transactional (Corporate and Licensing)Universities and other education clients rely on us for a host of transactional work, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, research collaboratives, technology transfers, and licensing.Learn More