Skip to Main Content
Higher Education

Our attorneys have a comprehensive understanding of schools and bring the foresight, insight, responsiveness and agility that higher education needs today. Higher Ed faces challenging academic, financial, cultural and legal territory ahead – and yes, there are also opportunities for business-model innovation, maximizing value and protection, greater reach and growth. A reactive stance no longer serves educators or their institutions – Warner is hired to issue-spot and design high-impact solutions that can keep your school not simply protected, but competitive.

Understanding and Meeting the Unique Needs of Higher Education Institutions

Whether you are a leader in a large university, four-year or community college, or vocational or trade school, we understand and can help you optimize and fully exploit your operational model. Decades of experience have shown us that we can deftly handle any issue you are facing or are likely to face. For this reason, we very often serve as outside general counsel and among the schools’ most trusted advisors. In fact, many clients decide they don’t even require an in-house legal department, because we are fully meeting their needs on a cost-effective basis. Our standards of quality, excellence and efficiency not only lead to more consistent results, but also help to ensure value that is predictable. 

view all experience

Higher Education Issues and Strengths Snapshot


Some of the services we provide to college and university clients include:
  • Charitable and planned giving guidance
  • Cybersecurity, privacy and breach response
  • Employment law counsel and litigation
  • Employee benefits counsel
  • Endowment administration
  • Free speech and assembly
  • Freedom of Information Act compliance
  • 403(b) Compliance
  • Grant audit defense
  • Grievance administration and arbitration
  • HIPAA compliance
  • Immigration of international faculty and students and I-9 compliance
  • Information Governance
  • Information technology agreements and policies
  • Intellectual property – policies and filings
  • Insurance policy review/audits
  • Internal investigations
  • Labor relations
  • Licensing issues and disputes
  • Litigation
  • Lobbying
  • Open Meetings Act compliance
  • P3/Real estate and construction projects
  • Records Information Management
  • Student discipline and codes of conduct
  • Student safety
  • Title IX compliance
  • Trust and estate services


The recordings of each webinar can be accessed below. You will be asked to enter your name and email, and once you click on the “Register” button, the recording will automatically play.