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Scott Goldschmidt


Washington, D.C.
202 585 6963 202 585 6963 direct

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 client.

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, and policy development. He also has experience with crisis management, advising on reputational concerns, and implementing controls to mitigate risk.

While in law school, Scott was a law clerk in the Department of Education's Office of the General Counsel.


Summer camps on campus: A risk management checklist for postsecondary professionals

HEERF audit guide and webinar recording now available

Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds reporting requirements

COVID IV legislation: A summary of provisions most impacting higher education

Free Title IX compliance checklist for institutions of higher education

Thompson Coburn releases free Title IX training series for institutions of Higher Education

Minding FERPA during COVID-19

CARES Act funds: Significant new USED guidance includes surprises

ED issues instructions to Higher Ed to obtain CARES Act funds

The CARES Act: More options for higher education


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,"


“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