The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law,
J.D., cum laude
The George Washington University,
B.A., magna cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa
District of Columbia
US Supreme Ct
National Association of College and University Attorneys
Thompson Coburn LLP
The Catholic University of America
Office of General Counsel, 2011-2020
A former deputy general counsel for a private university, Scott understands the unique challenges that our higher education clients face and how to best help them achieve their goals.
Drawing on his experience in a university general counsel's office, Scott brings a practical, ‘in-house' perspective to the complex legal, regulatory, and compliance issues of our clients. He knows that each institution has its own priorities, goals, and challenges, and that legal advice must be tailored to fit the culture and business model of the school.
Scott is well-versed in navigating all types of day-to-day and long term legal demands facing colleges and universities, but has particular experience in the areas of discrimination law, student affairs, contract drafting and review, policy development, and implementing controls to mitigate risk. He also handles a wide variety of regulatory and transactional work for institutions of higher education.
Scott has been an active member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys since 2012 and has served on a variety of association committees. While in law school, Scott was a law clerk in the Department of Education's Office of the General Counsel.
Represented institutions in investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Education regarding Title IX, ADA/Section 504 compliance, allegations of discrimination, and federal financial aid compliance.
Counseled institutions, higher education companies, and prospective institutions on federal financial aid compliance, accreditation standards, and state authorization requirements.
Led investigations of staff and faculty regarding alleged misconduct and advised on employee conduct proceedings.
Counseled institutions on compliance with federal regulations, including Title IX, ADA/Section 504, FERPA, the Clery Act.
Advised institutions with respect to mergers, sales, and acquisitions before the U.S. Department of Education, accrediting agencies, and state licensing agencies.
Drafted and revised institutional policies and faculty and student handbooks.
Designed and delivered compliance training on Title IX, ADA/Section 504, FERPA, and the Clery Act.
Assisted in the creation of institution-wide compliance programs and initiatives.
Advised institutions in audits and reviews conducted by the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs.
Counseled institution on summer camps risks and the creation of protection of minors policy and procedures.
90/10 rule compliance strategies and considerations for proprietary institutions of higher education
ED further delays third-party servicer guidance, clarifies significant policies
FSA issues GLBA Safeguards Rule guidance
ED issues significant third-party servicer guidance and launches review of Incentive Compensation Rule
Title IX update: Important new ED guidance concerning pregnancy
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau tells institutional lenders to cease withholding transcripts
U.S. Department of Education unveils proposed revisions to Title IX regulations
New GAO report signals increased scrutiny of Higher Ed contracts with online program managers
Department of Education moves to make owners, investors, and controlling parties responsible for college and university liabilities
Website accessibility considerations for private institutions of higher education
A review of ED’s new third-party servicer guidance and suggestions for public comment
ED’s New Title IX Rule: A Careful Review and Suggestions for Public Comment
ED’s Increased Scrutiny of College Contracts with Online Program Managers
Best Practices and Risk Considerations Relating to Summer Camps on Campus
The Regulatory Outlook for Higher Education
Title IX Module 6: Title IX Appeals
Title IX Module 5: Title IX Determinations
Title IX Module 4: Title IX Hearings
Title IX Module 3: Title IX Investigations & Informal Resolutions
Title IX Module 2: Formal Complaints of Title IX Sexual Harassment
Title IX Module 1: An Introduction to Managing Title IX Sexual Harassment on Campus
USED’s New Title IX Rule: A Detailed Examination
The CARES Act for Higher Education: Strategy and Implementation
Co-Author, “All Speech Considered: Expressive Activity in a Virtual World,”
NACUA Spring CLE 2021
Co-author, "Managing Camp Liability,"
"Hot Topics in FERPA,"
SUNY Online Summit, March 2023
“All Speech Considered: Expressive Activity in a Virtual World,”
NACUA Spring CLE 2021
"Policy Management: The Most Important Things You Are Not Doing,"
NACUA Annual Conference, 2018
"Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah, Hello Lawyah? Managing Camp Risks and Liability,"
NACUA Webinar, 2017
Although we would like to hear from you, we cannot represent you until we know that doing so will not create a conflict of interest. Also, we cannot treat unsolicited information as confidential. Accordingly, please do not send us any information about any matter that may involve you until you receive a written statement from us that we represent you (an ‘engagement letter’).
By clicking the ‘ACCEPT’ button, you agree that we may review any information you transmit to us. You recognize that our review of your information, even if you submitted it in a good faith effort to retain us, and, further, even if you consider it confidential, does not preclude us from representing another client directly adverse to you, even in a matter where that information could and will be used against you. Please click the ‘ACCEPT’ button if you understand and accept the foregoing statement and wish to proceed.