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Higher Education Law

Kerrick Bachert, PSC, attorneys defend universities in a variety of litigation matters, including employment, harassment and discrimination, student and faculty issues, procurement, open records requests, contractual disputes, regulatory compliance, and other claims in federal and state courts. Our dedicated litigation attorneys have helped universities successfully defend and dismiss claims against them.

Our attorneys work closely with university presidents, general counsel, and members of senior leadership and administration to advise on a variety of federal and state laws, including Open Meetings and Open Records, Model Procurement issues, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Age and Discrimination in Employment Act, First Amendment, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Kentucky Civil Rights Act.

Kerrick Bachert, PSC, attorneys also work on a wide array of student matters, including student discipline, student health issues, and compliance with statutes such as the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

Utilizing our team’s depth of employment experience, we can also assist universities and schools with managing human resource matters, including but not limited to teacher/faculty tenure, performance, discipline and dismissal, and whistleblower/retaliation cases. We can provide training to universities on a number of legal issues for faculty, administrators, and students.

For more information on higher education law, please contact attorney Ena V. Demir.