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“Elizabeth is very well informed, educated and has a great preparedness to respond to our questions.”

Title IX Workshop Attendee

Overview

Elizabeth enjoys working with her educational institution clients, providing legal counseling, offering training and policy development, and conducting investigations.

Elizabeth serves educational institutions in various areas of compliance. She supports colleges, universities, and schools with day-to-day counsel, investigations, training, and policy and system development. She draws on her experience as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), in supporting institutional nondiscrimination efforts, including compliance with Federal civil rights statutes and regulations such as Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act/Section 504 and Title IV of the Civil Rights Act. Elizabeth frequently conducts internal investigations for institutions—handling various student conduct, employment and discrimination matters.  

Elizabeth also provides guidance on administration of Title IV Federal student aid programs, the “hook” for numerous other compliance requirements—like nondiscrimination, disclosure and accreditation requirements—for participating colleges and universities. She applies her understanding of complex Title IV regulations in reviewing and advising on internal operations. 

Elizabeth’s practice includes auditing institutional compliance in nondiscrimination and Title IV Federal student aid systems, making recommendations for risk mitigation and institutional improvement.  

Elizabeth’s previous experience with OCR uniquely positions her to help clients respond to and avoid government investigations. After years working in the enforcement posture, Elizabeth embraces the opportunity to work with her clients to take proactive and preventative steps to better the institution and avoid risk. She especially enjoys the proactive aspect of her work, relieving the institutions of potential legal concerns and allowing them to focus on their missions.

“Elizabeth is very well informed, educated and has a great preparedness to respond to our questions.”

Title IX Workshop Attendee


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Education

  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
      • Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society, 2006-2008
  • B.S. & B.A., Saint Louis University
    • summa cum laude
      • Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Kansas

Professional Memberships and Certifications

National Association of College and University Attorneys

Clerkship

The Hon. Richard D. Greene, Kansas Court of Appeals

Webinar | October 27, 2020
CARES Act and Student Funding Developments
Webinar | June 12, 2019
Spotlight on Admissions: Legal Considerations, and Dos and Don'ts

Issues in Higher Education Webinar Series

Seminars | April 12, 2019
School Safety Symposium - April 12, 2019
Webinar | June 14, 2018
Title IX Compliance Update

Issues in Higher Education Webinar Series

News Releases | April 05, 2019
Husch Blackwell to Host School Safety Symposium

The symposium, aimed at general counsel, superintendents, heads of schools, and board members of public and private schools in Kansas and Missouri, will take place at the firm's Kansas City office.

Outside the Office

Elizabeth enjoys spending time outside with her husband and three boys. 

She and her high-energy family stay active hiking, biking and walking the local trails.

Community Leadership

Elizabeth volunteers to raise educational scholarship money for families in the Kansas City area.

  • Catholic Education Foundation, Board Member, April 2016-present
  • Saint Louis University Kansas City Alumni Club, President, 2009-present 

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