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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

DOE Announcement of 2019 Gainful Employment Disclosure Dates

Client Alert We previously communicated that 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 deadline for compliance for all institutions with programs subject to Gainful Employment is still  July 1, 2019.  On May […]

  May 28, 2019  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

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

Client Alert: Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Reaches Consensus on Proposed Regulations for Federal Student Aid Programs

Earlier last month, the negotiated rulemaking committee (“Committee”) established by the U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) to consider, revise, and prepare proposed regulations for the Federal Student Aid programs, reached consensus on all three buckets of regulatory issues grouped by the Department. The draft consensus language is available here. Because […]

  May 8, 2019  |  By    |   On Education

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

Legal Alert: Department of Education Issues Guidance on Implementation of 2016 Borrower Defense to Repayment Final Regulations

The U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) has issued guidance on the 2016 Borrower Defense to Repayment (“BDR”) final regulations, which took effect following unsuccessful litigation by the Department to delay their implementation. Given changes that may have occurred at institutions between the original implementation date (July 1, 2017) and the […]

  Apr 5, 2019  |  By    |   On Education

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

The President’s Executive Order on Free Inquiry, Institutional Transparency and Accountability

On March 21, 2019, President Trump signed an Executive Order entitled “Improving Free Inquiry, Transparency, and Accountability at Colleges and Universities.” The Executive Order seeks to promote First Amendment rights, improve transparency relating to financial aid information, and address student loan debt in higher education. Free Inquiry: Specifically, the Executive […]

  Mar 25, 2019  |  By    |   On Education

Liberal Arts Colleges’ Student Admission Files Hacked

On Thursday March 7, the same week that The Wall Street Journal reported on Chinese hackers targeting universities in order to obtain access to classified military technology, Inside Higher Ed reported that applicants at three liberal arts colleges had received anonymous notes offering them the chance to buy their complete […]

  Mar 13, 2019  |  By    |   On Data Privacy and Protection