Today's colleges and universities must balance current student needs with preparing to teach in-demand skills required in an evolving economy. Waller's multidisciplinary Higher Education team can assist in navigating these and other issues.
Our attorneys help develop and implement effective employment policies and procedures to reduce the risk of employment-related disputes. Our experience includes high-profile and confidential investigations involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and sexual misconduct, faculty and staffing contracting, education compliance (including Title IX, FERPA and CLERY), strategic oversight of educational activities and curricula, and Teach-Out requirements. We also assist higher education clients with recruitment and retention of international faculty members, administrators and physicians at academic medical centers.
Our higher education clients also rely on us for advice and representation on matters involving:
Representing a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in litigation against a national accreditation agency that withdrew accreditation from the HBCU’s school of pharmacy, one of only a handful in the United States that focuses on producing pharmacists of color.
Represented Cherokee Farm Development Corporation in the development and financing of a building at the University of Tennessee Research Center, Cherokee Farm.