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Education is a critical foundation for accessing American society and success. The Jackson Lewis Education group helps schools enhance their ability to keep this promise to students and the larger community. Serving clients operating across kindergarten through 12th grade, our experienced team of 30+ attorneys helps turn the often-conflicting layers of federal and state regulations, along with local policies and preferences, from roadblocks into building blocks. Single-site and multibranch educational institutions, their boards, and insurers rely on our industry knowledge to navigate obstacles and challenges. Our team helps educational institutions better manage their labor and employment, student-related, and school community-based issues.


We proudly represent 400+ educational institutions of all sizes and statuses, across all approaches and regions. 

  • Independent day schools and boarding schools 
  • Charter schools 
  • Public school districts 
  • Religious-affiliated schools

Title IX

  • Institutional policies and compliance best practices 
  • Investigations of sexual misconduct allegations
  • Litigation defense and agency investigations 
  • Gender equity in athletics

Situation management

  • Crisis management 
  • Media, government and public relations strategies 
  • Litigation avoidance and dispute resolution 
  • Executive leadership advice

Student risk and liability

  • Student/family handbook development

ADA and Section 504

  • Academic and workplace accommodations 
  • Policy and procedure design and implementation

Employment law

  • Tenure and other faculty contract matters 
  • 1983 and other Civil Rights issues 
  • Discrimination and harassment claims 
  • Employment counseling and compliance

Privacy, data and cybersecurity

  • FERPA, HIPAA and other privacy laws 
  • Social media issues for employees and students 
  • Data breach prevention and management

Labor relations

  • Collective bargaining and grievance representation

Affirmative action

  • Pay equity analysis and pay discrimination defense
  • Affirmative action plans


  • Diversity policies and strategic planning 
  • Proactive crisis mitigation strategies

I-9 compliance

  • Advice and counsel on I-9, E-Verify and other compliance issues

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