Higher Education Law

Kaiser PLLC is well-equipped to address your needs in higher education. Our services include advising on Title IX issues and other discrimination and civil rights issues; addressing concerns about student data, including under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA); counseling on campus safety issues, including under the Clery Act; advising on student affairs issues; conducting internal investigations; and leading civil litigation.

Recent Supreme Court cases and new state and federal laws targeting universities and colleges have contributed to drastic changes in the legal landscape in higher education. Kaiser PLLC has the knowledge and experience—including in constitutional and administrative law—necessary to help our clients navigate these especially tumultuous times, and to do so on a cost-efficient basis.


Our current team has a wide array of experience in higher education, including:

  • Advising a large research university as in-house counsel on a wide array of regulatory compliance and litigation issues.
  • Guiding multiple departments of a large university through a federal Title IX Compliance Review, resulting in no adverse findings.
  • Counseling a university on First Amendment and free speech issues related to speakers on campus.
  • Providing compliance advice to a law school regarding admissions practices, including issues related to affirmative action and concerns regarding discrimination.
  • Coordinating an internal investigation of university medical research practices to ensure compliance with state and federal law.
  • Advising a university police department on best practices regarding campus safety and legal compliance.
  • Responding on behalf of a university to a disability discrimination complaint filed with the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, resulting in no adverse findings.
  • Experience in countless research integrity investigations, Title IX investigations, and other disciplinary processes.

Law 360 – “Handling Corporate Congressional Probes In The Trump Era” co-authored by Bill Pittard

Law360 – “The Latest On Sexual Harassment Reform On The Hill” by Bill Pittard

Matt Kaiser Publishes Op-Ed for The Washington Post: Lawyers: DeVos is bringing due process to campus sexual assault cases

Law 360 – “When Russia Investigations Collide” by Bill Pittard

Matt Kaiser Co-Authors Op-Ed in Los Angeles Times: Absurdity Reigns in Campus Sexual Assault Trials.

Matt Kaiser Guest Blogs on Washington Legal Foundation The Legal Pulse: Overcriminalization Timeline: Mens Rea, Public Welfare Offenses and Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine

Matt Kaiser Co-Authors Editorial in the Los Angeles Times: How to Punish Campus Sexual Assault

Matt Kaiser Publishes an Editorial in The Washington Times: Being an Executive is not a Crime

Matt Kaiser Publishes Editorial in LA Times: Why It’s Unfair for Colleges to Use Outside Investigators in Rape Cases.

Matt Kaiser Co-Authors Op-Ed in the National Law Journal: The DOJ’s Crackdown on White-Collar Crime Creates ‘Cruel Alternative’

Matt Kaiser Publishes Op-ed in The Weekly Standard: The Campus Sex Scene: How Congress Can Make It Worse

Matt Kaiser Co-Authors Op-ed in The Washington Post: We’ve defended lots of campus sexual assault cases, so we know just how unfair they are

Matt Kaiser Publishes Editorial in Baltimore Sun: A Minimum of Reform

Matt Kaiser Co-Authors Op-Ed in San Diego Union-Tribune: California Bill Won’t Solve Sexual Assault Problem on Campus

Matt Kaiser Publishes Op-Ed in Boston Herald: College Courts Flunks Fairness Test

Matt Kaiser Publishes an Article for Time Magazine: Some Rules about Consent are “Unfair” to Male Students”

Matt Kaiser Publishes an Editorial in the Wall Street Journal: The White House Flunks a Test on Sexual Assault

Matt Kaiser Co-Authors Opinion for The Wall Street Journal: The White House Flunks a Test on Sexual Assault

Matt Kaiser Co-Authors a Letter to the Editor in the New York Times: The Rights of the Accused

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