- Higher Education
We understand that institutions of higher learning must balance complex and competing obligations to students, parents, faculty, employees, donors, lawmakers, regulators, and educational standards. We deliver tailored advice that takes into account not just legal issues, but also the business, technological, financial and reputational issues organizations must consider. As a full-service law firm, our attorneys have experience in areas of the law that affect the higher education industry. The depth of our industry-specific experience and the breadth of complimentary practice groups at Taylor English allows us to support our clients in every area of their operations—from day-to-day decision-making to the most complex opportunities and challenges.
Our postsecondary institution clients include: public and private, large and small, for profit and non-profit. We also represent school presidents, boards of trustees, accreditation agencies, service providers and other organizations serving academia. Our attorneys’ backgrounds are as diverse as our clients and include former general counsel and in-house counsel, current and former college and law school professors and educational institution board members.
- Advised a number of youth-serving organizations, including private schools, in developing youth protection policies, instituting procedures for disciplinary panels that conform to state and federal laws, and challenging state licensing agencies.
She has represented organizations across the country in defending personal injury cases, including child sexual abuse. She served as a federal prosecutor, handling crimes against children, and has deep experience in constitutional litigation.
She has worked with parents on the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, including Individual Education Plans. She also has advised numerous and varying youth-serving organizations ...
- Successfully defended a private school against the invalid application of child labor laws to a vocational program.
Solis v. Laurelbrook
Successfully defended a private school against claims by the United States Department of Labor that its vocational program violated child labor laws and obtained an order awarding the school its attorneys’ fees. The favorable opinion from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals established precedent for all similar schools in the four-state circuit.
- June 17, 2016
- January 1, 2019
- June 2018
- June 2018
- By: Deborah AusburnMay 17, 2018
- By: Deborah AusburnMay 9, 2018
- Marriott Marquis, Marquis Salon, November 14-17
- Internal Investigations and #MeToo: First Steps Deborah A. Ausburn