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STUDENT LITIGATION

Our attorneys have defended postsecondary educational institutions in lawsuits and arbitrations brought by former students in multiple jurisdictions. In these cases, former students often allege misrepresentation and violation of state consumer protection statutes during the recruitment process about topics such as employment opportunities, transferability of credits, financial aid, and educational quality.

Our litigators also have extensive experience advising postsecondary educational institutions facing audits, government investigations, charges brought by regulators, False Claims Act actions, and employee-related litigation.

Our comprehensive understanding of the postsecondary education industry — and, in particular, our experience as to federal and state laws and accreditor standards governing postsecondary educational institutions — permit us to efficiently and effectively evaluate the facts in each case and develop strategies for success.

Across our entire Litigation group, we know how to manage a case to win it — and how to do so in a manner that’s consistent with our clients’ business goals.

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Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6008

Bill has represented major corporations in high-stakes litigation for more than 30 years.

Bill has represented major corporations in high-stakes litigation for more ...

Bill Bay
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6099

Kim is a tenacious and passionate advocate for clients in contentious high-stakes litigation.

Kim is a tenacious and passionate advocate for clients in contentious high-...

Kim Bousquet
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6145

Jeff helps all types of businesses navigate complex litigation, arbitration, class action, and regulatory matters in venues across the country.

Jeff helps all types of businesses navigate complex litigation, arbitration...

Jeff Fink
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6405

Aaron is a partner in Thompson Coburn's Higher Education practice and editorial director of

Aaron is a partner in Thompson Coburn's Higher Education practice and edito...

Aaron Lacey
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6122

Mark represents clients across a broad spectrum of industries, including the energy, telecommunications and financial services sectors.

Mark represents clients across a broad spectrum of industries, including th...

Mark Mattingly
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6173

Sharon develops and executes highly effective class action defense strategies for major companies across a variety of sectors, including transportation, telecommunication...

Sharon develops and executes highly effective class action defense strategi...

Sharon Rosenberg
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6373

Paul represents clients in complex commercial disputes across a variety of industries.

Paul represents clients in complex commercial disputes across a variety of ...

Paul Stoehr