Higher Education

Higher Education

Drummond Woodsum attorneys serve as General Counsel and Special Counsel to colleges and universities throughout the United States.

  • Jerry Crouter serves as General Counsel to Colby College.
  • Jamie Kilbreth serves as primary outside counsel to Bowdoin College.
  • Jeanne Kincaid is a nationally-recognized expert on student disability rights in higher education who represents colleges and universities throughout the United States on the physical accessibility requirements imposed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act, both on campus and on-line.
  • Ann Chapman is a non-lawyer policy and compliance consultant who assists colleges and universities with student and employee policies and procedures; is an experienced investigator in cases of sexual misconduct and workplace misconduct of all kinds; and provides training on federal and state laws and regulations that affect institutions of higher education.
  • We have direct experience helping colleges and universities with crisis management.
  • We provide comprehensive compliance training on campus to, for example, faculty, staff and students as required by the Campus SaVE Act, and to faculty and staff in compliance with federal and state sexual harassment prevention laws.
  • We serve as outside investigators in student sexual misconduct disciplinary matters.
  • We work with our higher education clients to ensure compliance and keep their policies current in the rapidly changing regulatory environment.
  • We provide legal counsel and trial services in the areas of employment law, including faculty tenure and claims of employment discrimination, student discipline, disability rights, public accommodation discrimination, academic freedom and First Amendment issues, real estate, finance, planned giving, torts and insurance, foreign student and faculty issues and risk management.

Our representative clients include Colby College, Bowdoin College, Tufts University, MIT, New York University and Southern New Hampshire University.


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