With a dedicated focus on representing institutions of higher education, Hayley advises on compliance and governance issues involving student aid, accreditation, privacy, campus crime, state licensure, distance education, faculty, students and general employment. A member of the firm’s Healthcare, Life Sciences and Education industry team, Hayley has served as outside counsel to more than 20 institutions directly affiliated with a hospital system, providing higher education support to the colleges of allied health.
In addition to regularly updating and training higher education clients on their evolving regulatory and compliance obligations, Hayley counsels on litigation and other disputes arising from federal statutes, including Title IX, Title IV, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Clery Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. She also assists clients with various risk management and compliance issues by reviewing and revising handbooks, policies and internal procedures.
Hayley also has assisted clients in obtaining state, federal and accreditor approvals for changes in control/ownership, name changes and new campus locations.