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Announcement of Fall Title IX Training Sessions

“Ensuring Equity and Due Process in Title IX Hearings:   Training for Hearing Panels and Hearing Officers”   The reviews are in for the new Title IX training provided by HMBR partner Debbie Osgood and colleague Rebecca Veidlinger (principal of her own law firm) for hearing panel members and hearing […]

  Aug 13, 2019  |  By    |   On Education

FAPSC Award Presented to Audrey Kaplan

Audrey Kaplan, a Partner at HMBR,  was presented with the Spirit of FAPSC Award (Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges)  in recognition of her contributions to the FAPSC  bylaws revision at the 2019 FAPSC Annual Administration Conference.  Ms. Kaplan and HMBR were recognized for their contributions in providing legal […]

  Aug 8, 2019  |  By    |   On Education

Chicago City Council Passes “Fair Workweek Ordinance”: Here’s What Restaurant and Healthcare Employers Need to Know

On July 24, 2019, the Chicago City Council unanimously approved the Fair Workweek Ordinance (the “Ordinance”), designed to enforce predictable shifts for lower wage employees across a wide range of industries. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, a supporter of the bill, is expected to sign the Ordinance into law in the […]

  Jul 29, 2019  |  By    |   On Firm News

Important Notice on State Authorization of Distance Education Programs

In an unofficial federal register notice published yesterday, the Department of Education explained that as a result of the April 26, 2019 decision in National Education Association v. DeVos, No. 18-cv-05173-LB (N.D. CA April 26, 2019), which went into effect on May 26, 2019, the final state authorization regulations, published December 19, 2016 (81 FR 92236), took effect. These regulations contain important changes to Sections 600.2 (Definition of a “State authorization reciprocity agreement”), 600.9(c) (State authorization); 668.2 (Definition of “Distance Education”) and 668.50 (Institutional disclosures for distance or correspondence programs).

  Jul 23, 2019  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

First Annual Chicagoland Title IX Consortium Conference

 HMBR is a sponsor for the First Annual Conference of the Chicagoland Title IX Consortium on July 12, 2019.   The Conference will be held at National Louis University. Debbie Osgood will be giving the keynote address along with Peter Land of Husch Blackwell, and Caryn Bills of UIC,  entitled “Preparing […]

  Jul 10, 2019  |  By    |   On Education

Sheila Sokolowski Elected Shareholder

Sheila Sokolowski has been elected a shareholder of HMBR effective July 1st.  Ms. Sokolowski joined HMBR as a partner in the health care practice in 2010.  Since that time, she has expanded her practice to advise clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to merging health care data streaming platforms to […]

  Jul 3, 2019  |  By    |   On Data Privacy and Protection

Debbie Osgood Elected to Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI) Board of Directors

Debbie Osgood has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI). ACI is a network of 27 private independent colleges and universities in Illinois.  ACI supports member institutions by helping to advance independent liberal arts and science education and helping underserved students succeed.  ACI […]

  Jul 3, 2019  |  By    |   On Education

TITLE IX TRAINING SESSIONS NOW BEING OFFERED: Ensuring Equity and Due Process in Title IX Hearings- Training for Hearing Panels and Hearing Officers

The courts and federal government have spoken! With the heightened scrutiny of campus sexual misconduct processes, it is more important than ever that institutions’ hearing officers and hearing panel members be well-trained on issues of sexual violence, due process, and hearing procedures. Importantly, due to recent court cases, schools in […]

  Jun 24, 2019  |  By    |   On Education

Webinar: Debbie Osgood Speaks on Higher Education Case Law Update

Join Debbie Osgood, on June 20, 2019, as she covers significant cases and legal trends from the 2018-2019 academic year relating to Title IX, admissions, free speech, sexual orientation and gender discrimination, and additional higher education issues you will want to know and keep track of. This Webinar is being […]

  Jun 11, 2019  |  By    |   On Education

Clinical Integration Webinar: Leadership and the Law: Driving Quality and Value in Clinical Integration

WHEN: JUNE 13, 2019 11:30 am CST Thomas J. Babbo, HMBR shareholder, and Douglas Ardoin, MD, MBA, managing principal at Lumina Health Partners, will be hosting a Clinical Integration Webinar on June 13, 2019, to explore how physician leaders can achieve quality-improvement goals and present an enhanced value proposition to […]

  Jun 4, 2019  |  By    |   On Firm News