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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 […]

  May 21, 2019  |  By    |   On Education

BREAKING NEWS – Department of Education Releases 2019 GE Disclosure Template – Can Final GE Regulation Be Next?

Client Alert On May 16, 2019, (though dated 5/9/19) The Department of Education posted the  Electronic Announcement #119 – Release of the 2019 GE Disclosure Template. The disclosure is simplified and covers six areas: Normal time to complete the program Total program costs if completing the program within normal time […]

  May 16, 2019  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

HMBR Wins Summary Judgment for Local Teamsters Officers in Embezzlement and Breach of Fiduciary Duty Action

Hogan Marren attorneys successfully defeated breach of fiduciary duty claims brought against three former officers of a local Chicago teamsters union by a union member seeking disgorgement of the officers’ salaries totaling over $1.3 million. The local union member alleged the officers defrauded the members by concealing the poor financial […]

  Apr 10, 2019  |  By    |   On Firm News

Sheila Sokolowski to Present an Overview of the Law and its Impact on Clinical Research at SOCRA

Sheila Sokolowski will be speaking at the SOCRA’s Hot Topics and Practical Considerations for Protecting Human Research Participants  Program in Scottsdale, AZ on April 26.   Sheila will address the use of the legal system to address issues related to the protection of human subjects in her presentation entitled “ Common Causes […]

  Apr 10, 2019  |  By    |   On Data Privacy and Protection

Debbie Osgood Presents on the Needs of Transgender Students and Employees at upcoming NACUA CLE Workshop

  Debbie Osgood will be speaking on Thursday, April 4th in Seattle, Washington at the 2019 CLE Workshop: The Ever-Evolving Field of Higher Education Discrimination Law: What You Need to Know Now                    Debbie will be addressing the needs of transgender students […]

  Apr 2, 2019  |  By    |   On Education

New FERPA Guidance on Permitted Disclosures Necessary to Protect Health or Safety

By Sheila Sokolowski and Linh Nguyen The U.S. Department of Education  through the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (“PTAC”)—an online resource on data privacy, confidentiality, and security practices for education stakeholders—recently issued a set of frequently asked questions (“FAQs”) on the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”) […]

  Mar 13, 2019  |  By    |   On Education

J. Michael Tecson Elected Shareholder

J. Michael Tecson was elected a shareholder of HMBR effective January 1st. Mr. Tecson has been with HMBR since 2004 and had been a partner of the firm since 2010. He has more than 18 years of experience and has developed a diverse practice actively representing clients in both transactional […]

  Jan 10, 2019  |  By    |   On Firm News

Off to the Races in Title IX:  What Colleges and Universities Need to Know Now About the Proposed New Title IX Rules

By Debbie Osgood and Linh Nguyen The U.S. Department of Education has released its much anticipated proposal to amend the regulations implementing Title IX and specifically the regulatory requirements relating to the obligations of colleges and universities to respond to sexual harassment.  The press release and rulemaking documents are available […]

  Nov 20, 2018  |  By    |   On Education

Legal Alert: Court Denies Preliminary Injunction in Borrower Defense Litigation (CAPPS v. DeVos)

By Linh T. Nguyen and Dennis M. Cariello U.S. District Court Judge Randolph Moss has denied California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (“CAPPS”)’ renewed motion for a preliminary injunction to enjoin certain provisions of the 2016 Borrower Defense to Repayment (“BDR”) Final Regulations. In denying a preliminary injunction, Judge Moss […]

  Oct 17, 2018  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

Website Compliance for Higher Education in the U.S. under the GDPR

By Linh Nguyen and Sheila Sokolowski. Welcome to the second HMBR series of FAQs developed to inform colleges and universities in the United States about how various activities may bring them under the jurisdiction of European Union (EU) data protection authorities. This series focuses on website compliance and should be […]

  Oct 12, 2018  |  By    |   On Education
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