Jenner & Block

Investigations, Compliance and Reform

Jenner & Block brings unparalleled experience and perspective to the investigations compliance challenges that educational institutions face.  Our Education team has managed sensitive investigations of public and private entities in the most high-profile contexts, providing the independence and credibility that the institution’s reputation requires.  We have monitored educational institutions as they comply with court-ordered requirements through settlements with state Attorneys General.  We work regularly with Chief Compliance Officers as they develop new and better systems to guard against risks in increasingly regulated environments – including, for example, the challenges presented by increasingly online educational systems.

Representative matters include the following:

  • Monitored compliance with settlements with state Attorneys General regarding online practices of educational institutions.
  • Conducted a major internal investigation for a large private university into a sensitive faculty matter.
  • Counseled the athletic department of a Division I program on compliance with NCAA and regional athletic conference rules and requirements, and investigated allegations of misconduct and noncompliance.
  • Represented large public university in internal investigations related to a university athletics program.
  • Advised large public university on student misconduct proceedings.
  • We have worked in assisting universities responding to government reviews and investigations related to grant funding.
  • Oversaw False Claims Act investigations in a wide range of matters, from health care to technology transfers.