Colleges and universities have never been as prominent, or as vulnerable, as they are today. As their influence spreads, so does the scrutiny they receive. Educational institutions have unique missions, management and governance systems. WilmerHale guides these institutions through government investigations, congressional inquiries and public scrutiny. We represent them in high-profile litigation, defend their intellectual property and handle major transactions. And we assist schools confronting contentious policy issues. WilmerHale knows the unique issues and mounting pressures facing educational institutions. We work with clients in areas including accreditation, affirmative action, antitrust, art and antiquities, campus security, cybersecurity, employee misconduct, endowment management, federal grants, and contracts. We also assist in areas including financial aid, free speech, export controls, gender-based and sexual misconduct, and healthcare, as well as IP litigation, joint ventures, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, patent commercialization, patent prosecution, privacy, public-private partnerships, religious liberty, research guidelines, student-athlete issues, technology transfer, and testing.