Nicholas M. Hudalla

Partner

Nicholas M. Hudalla is a Partner at Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd. and has been with the firm since joining as a law clerk in 2008. As part of the firm’s Education Practice, Mr. Hudalla provides a broad range of services to public and private institutions of higher education, and he has a primary focus on ensuring institutional compliance with the laws, regulations, and standards enforced by state authorizing agencies, institutional accrediting bodies and the U.S. Department of Education. Specific aspects of compliance and oversight assistance provided by Mr. Hudalla include performing compliance assessment reviews of institutional policies and marketing materials, advising institutions on state licensure and authorization requirements for both ground campuses and distance education programs, and counseling institutions in the initial application and periodic review process conducted by accrediting agencies.  In addition, Mr. Hudalla has represented a number of institutions engaged in purchase and investment transactions through which he provides advice on state, federal and accreditor change of ownership requirements, performs education regulatory due diligence and negotiates asset and stock purchase agreements.   

Mr. Hudalla also represents educational institutions, labor organizations and health care providers in state and federal litigation proceedings and before administrative agencies in breach of contract disputes, tortious liability claims, health care reimbursement disputes and various labor and employment matters.  He also regularly counsels and advises local governmental agencies on general governance matters as well as on ensuring compliance with state laws aimed to promote open and honest government.

While studying law at DePaul University, Mr. Hudalla was the Executive Editor of the University’s Business and Commercial Law Journal, through which he published the article, “Back to Basics: Leaving the Hanging Paragraph Hanging.” Additionally, he received a CALI Excellence for the Future Award in a course on legal writing and analysis.

Prior to joining HMBR, Mr. Hudalla clerked for the City of Chicago’s Building and Land Use Division, where he presented various building code compliance matters before the Cook County Municipal Court.  Additionally, he interned for the Honorable Jesse G. Reyes in the Cook County Chancery Division.

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law (J.D.)
  • Roosevelt University (B.A., Political Science)

Admissions

  • Illinois (2009)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

 

  • Chicago Bar Association 

Publications 

  • Patrick E. Deady, Nicholas M. Hudalla, “Let It Be – Should We Let It Be, or Revisit the Recognition Bar Doctrine,” Presented at the ABA Committee on the Development of the Law, NLRA Mid-Winter Meeting (March 2011).
  • “Chapter 13 – Managed Care,” Supplement, The Law of Medical Practice in Illinois, Third Edition, (November 2010).
  • “The Facts on RACs,” American Bar Association, Health Law Litigation (Spring/Summer 2010). 

Events

Mr. Hudalla regularly presents to institutions of higher education on:

  • The proper application of Return of Title IV Funds (R2T4) and Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policies; and
  • How to prepare for and survive the U.S. Department of Education’s program review process.
  • Mr. Hudalla also regularly presents to health care providers on the key terms and provisions of clinical study agreements.
  • Profile

    Nicholas M. Hudalla

    Partner

    Nicholas M. Hudalla is a Partner at Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd. and has been with the firm since joining as a law clerk in 2008. As part of the firm’s Education Practice, Mr. Hudalla provides a broad range of services to public and private institutions of higher education, and he has a primary focus on ensuring institutional compliance with the laws, regulations, and standards enforced by state authorizing agencies, institutional accrediting bodies and the U.S. Department of Education. Specific aspects of compliance and oversight assistance provided by Mr. Hudalla include performing compliance assessment reviews of institutional policies and marketing materials, advising institutions on state licensure and authorization requirements for both ground campuses and distance education programs, and counseling institutions in the initial application and periodic review process conducted by accrediting agencies.  In addition, Mr. Hudalla has represented a number of institutions engaged in purchase and investment transactions through which he provides advice on state, federal and accreditor change of ownership requirements, performs education regulatory due diligence and negotiates asset and stock purchase agreements.   

    Mr. Hudalla also represents educational institutions, labor organizations and health care providers in state and federal litigation proceedings and before administrative agencies in breach of contract disputes, tortious liability claims, health care reimbursement disputes and various labor and employment matters.  He also regularly counsels and advises local governmental agencies on general governance matters as well as on ensuring compliance with state laws aimed to promote open and honest government.

    While studying law at DePaul University, Mr. Hudalla was the Executive Editor of the University’s Business and Commercial Law Journal, through which he published the article, “Back to Basics: Leaving the Hanging Paragraph Hanging.” Additionally, he received a CALI Excellence for the Future Award in a course on legal writing and analysis.

    Prior to joining HMBR, Mr. Hudalla clerked for the City of Chicago’s Building and Land Use Division, where he presented various building code compliance matters before the Cook County Municipal Court.  Additionally, he interned for the Honorable Jesse G. Reyes in the Cook County Chancery Division.

  • Education/Admissions

    Education

    • DePaul University College of Law (J.D.)
    • Roosevelt University (B.A., Political Science)

    Admissions

    • Illinois (2009)
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

     

  • Memberships/Affiliations
    • Chicago Bar Association 
  • Publications/Events

    Publications 

    • Patrick E. Deady, Nicholas M. Hudalla, “Let It Be – Should We Let It Be, or Revisit the Recognition Bar Doctrine,” Presented at the ABA Committee on the Development of the Law, NLRA Mid-Winter Meeting (March 2011).
    • “Chapter 13 – Managed Care,” Supplement, The Law of Medical Practice in Illinois, Third Edition, (November 2010).
    • “The Facts on RACs,” American Bar Association, Health Law Litigation (Spring/Summer 2010). 

    Events

    Mr. Hudalla regularly presents to institutions of higher education on:

    • The proper application of Return of Title IV Funds (R2T4) and Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policies; and
    • How to prepare for and survive the U.S. Department of Education’s program review process.
    • Mr. Hudalla also regularly presents to health care providers on the key terms and provisions of clinical study agreements.
Nicholas M. Hudalla