Strategic Response, Investigations and Litigation in Education



  • Conducted internal reviews for universities facing high-profile matters with legal and reputational risks.
  • Represented Duke University in litigation by former lacrosse players.
  • Prevailed in sensitive litigation over claims to art and antiquities in university and museum collections, including a dispute over Persian antiquities.
  • Represented a coalition of national universities accused by the US Department of Justice of violating antitrust laws in providing scholarships.
  • Represented the University of Michigan before the US Supreme Court in Gratz v. Bollinger and Grutter v. Bollinger, which addressed the ability of higher education institutions to consider racial and cultural background in admissions.