Armstrong Teasdale has a long history of representing educational institutions in all facets of their business operations and governance. Whether it is related to campus safety, online learning, employee relations, Title IX or other investigations, we are intimately familiar with the unique circumstances that institutions face day-to-day. More than 150 colleges and universities across the United States have relied on our firm’s counsel in a broad range of areas.

From regulatory compliance and transactional negotiation to intellectual property (IP) protection and high-profile litigation, we collaborate with each institution to understand its unique goals and culture, and deliver services that add value and result in efficient communication, productive problem-solving and constructive partnerships. Our clients range from large research institutions with international campuses to historically black colleges, small liberal arts schools and career-focused or vocational schools. Further, our active membership in AUTM and the National Association of College and University Attorneys demonstrates the team’s commitment to our clients’ needs in this industry.

Members of the higher education team are experienced in a broad range of legal areas, including:

  • Student affairs and compliance
  • Regulatory and accreditation requirements and compliance
  • Faculty affairs
  • Employment, labor, immigration and benefits
  • Policy drafting
  • Intellectual property
  • Litigation
  • Governance
  • Mergers, acquisitions, sales and restructuring
  • Health care
  • Industrial security/facility clearances
  • Contract drafting and negotiating, including technology procurement and vendor services
  • Finance, fundraising and donor bequests
  • Privacy and data security