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ALLEN L. KROPP

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207.771.9245 Phone
207.772.3627 Fax

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84 Marginal Way, Suite 600
Portland, ME 04101-2480


Assistant: Paula Foley




PRACTICE AREAS

Employment & Labor
Higher Education
School & Education
Disability Law Special Education

EDUCATION

George Washington University, J.D., 1993

Bates College, B.S., 1987

Oxford University, Exeter College, 1986


BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Maine
Massachusetts
New Hampshire

COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE

Cumberland Soccer Club

Jewish Community Alliance
  Former Board Member




PRACTICE AREAS

Employment & Labor
Higher Education
School & Education
Disability Law Special Education

EDUCATION

George Washington University, J.D., 1993

Bates College, B.S., 1987

Oxford University, Exeter College, 1986


BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Maine
Massachusetts
New Hampshire

COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE

Jewish Community Alliance
  Former Board Member


Cumberland Soccer Club



Allen Kropp is a member of the School & Education, Higher Education, and Labor and Employment Practice Groups. He specializes in civil rights and disability law, and works extensively with schools and postsecondary institutions on a wide range of civil rights matters, including disability issues under Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, gender discrimination issues under Title IX, race/color/national origin matters under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.  He works with public and independent school districts, and with colleges and universities nationwide, on a host of discrimination issues through: policy development and assessment; audits of civil rights compliance; trainings; mediations; school and university-based investigations.  Allen is a seasoned investigator with extensive experience in investigating and resolving sensitive and complex grievances or disputes involving students, employees, administrators, and school or company officials. 

In addition, Allen is a Certified Workplace Mediator who assists both public and private employers with resolving workplace conflicts that interfere with an agency or employer’s mission and productivity.  He conducts individual and group trainings on workplace communication and management issues and is called upon to mediate and impartially resolve challenging workplace disputes.

Previously, Allen served in several roles within the United States Department of Education (DOE), including Deputy Chief Attorney and Interim Director of the Office for Civil Rights Regional Office in Boston, and has extensive expertise in civil rights compliance, program administration, and educating schools, colleges, students, parents, and other stakeholders on civil rights matters. Previously, Allen was a senior policy advisor and Regional Commissioner for the Rehabilitation Services Administration, DOE’s chief official responsible for federal monitoring and oversight of State Vocational Rehabilitation agencies and adult disability programs across New England. He has been regularly sought out for speaking engagements and trainings at national, state, and local disability forums and conferences.

 



PUBLICATIONS

  • Editor 504 Management System, 3rd Edition (2019)


Allen Kropp is a member of the School & Education, Higher Education, and Labor and Employment Practice Groups. He specializes in civil rights and disability law, and works extensively with schools and postsecondary institutions on a wide range of civil rights matters, including disability issues under Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, gender discrimination issues under Title IX, race/color/national origin matters under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.  He works with public and independent school districts, and with colleges and universities nationwide, on a host of discrimination issues through: policy development and assessment; audits of civil rights compliance; trainings; mediations; school and university-based investigations.  Allen is a seasoned investigator with extensive experience in investigating and resolving sensitive and complex grievances or disputes involving students, employees, administrators, and school or company officials. 

In addition, Allen is a Certified Workplace Mediator who assists both public and private employers with resolving workplace conflicts that interfere with an agency or employer’s mission and productivity.  He conducts individual and group trainings on workplace communication and management issues and is called upon to mediate and impartially resolve challenging workplace disputes.

Previously, Allen served in several roles within the United States Department of Education (DOE), including Deputy Chief Attorney and Interim Director of the Office for Civil Rights Regional Office in Boston, and has extensive expertise in civil rights compliance, program administration, and educating schools, colleges, students, parents, and other stakeholders on civil rights matters. Previously, Allen was a senior policy advisor and Regional Commissioner for the Rehabilitation Services Administration, DOE’s chief official responsible for federal monitoring and oversight of State Vocational Rehabilitation agencies and adult disability programs across New England. He has been regularly sought out for speaking engagements and trainings at national, state, and local disability forums and conferences.

 



PUBLICATIONS

  • "Editor" 504 Management System, 3rd Edition (2019)


NEWS

Despite Legal Uncertainty, Itís Time to Think about the Accessibility of Your Campusís Website and other Technology
November 9, 2017

Title IX Alert
September 26, 2017

Allen Kropp Joins Drummond Woodsum's School Law and Higher Education Groups
September 6, 2016

ARTICLES

Proposed Seismic Shift in Title IX Responsibilities for K-12 Nationwide
Winter 2019

DOJ's New ADA Regulations and Their Impact on Schools
Fall 2016

PRESENTATIONS

The Levee Breaks: New Laws Flood Employers
September 11, 2019


Hiring the Best Seamlessly and Without Incident: Attracting the right applicants, interviewing, onboarding, and I-9s
June 5 & 6, 2019


Section 504: A Deep Dive!
May 21, 2019


504 Conference - Freeport
April 12, 2019







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