Higher Education

The attorneys at Dunn & Davison have a long history of representing institutions of higher education and staying ahead of the increasingly complex legal issues on behalf of numerous clients. We work with colleges, universities, service providers and other academic enterprises to seize new opportunities, rigorously defend their interests and successfully meet the challenges of a constantly changing business, regulatory, and technological landscape.


We provide significant experience in:

  • Regulatory matters related to federal financial aid programs
  • Institutional and programmatic accreditation
  • State licensing
  • Compliance programs
  • Legal issues surrounding governance
  • Financial aid policies
  • Tax issues and tax-exempt status compliance
  • Privacy issues
  • Finance and financial restructuring
  • Contract law
  • Legislative analysis and reform
  • Risk management
  • Labor and employment issues
  • Development/fundraising
  • Public affairs and communication
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Additionally, our lawyers have special expertise with career colleges and serve in key roles in the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities.