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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.

TCLE

ED’s Proposed Borrower Defense to Repayment Rule: A Detailed Examination

ED’s New Title IX Rule: A Careful Review and Suggestions for Public Comment

Responding to Student Borrower Defense to Repayment (BDR) Claims

Protecting the Ever-Increasing Endpoints in Higher Education

Recent Court Decisions in Student Disputes That You Should Know About

Minimizing Litigation Risk As To Student-Related Disputes

Final Borrower Defense Rule Webinar Series

Borrower Defense Rule Webinar Series

Blog Posts

Department of Education agrees to mass granting of BDR applications to settle lawsuit

Colleges and universities must now report all litigation to the U.S. Department of Education

Midterm 2018 postgame: What the outcome means for higher ed

2016 Borrower Defense Rule now in effect: Free webinars and quick thoughts

Arbitration provisions in enrollment agreements appear to be safe in light of Supreme Court ruling

Private student loan laws: Compliance and consequences

Getting ready for ED’s new state authorization rule

Final webinar on borrower defense rulemaking coming up February 21

Gainful employment: Alternate earnings appeals due February 1

Clarifying the status of Gainful Employment and Borrower Defense to Repayment

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St. Louis

Bill represents major corporations in high-stakes litigation in state and federal courts across the country.

Bill represents major corporations in high-stakes litigation in state and f...

Bill Bay
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St. Louis

Kim is a litigator and counselor based in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Kim is a litigator and counselor based in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Kim Bousquet
Partner
St. Louis

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

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

Jeff Fink
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St. Louis

Chris leads complex litigation and class action defense for a host of major corporations in the financial services and agriculture industries.

Chris leads complex litigation and class action defense for a host of major...

Chris Hohn
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St. Louis

The Chair of Thompson Coburn's Higher Education Practice, Aaron assists institutions to navigate a wide range of complex legal and regulatory matters.

The Chair of Thompson Coburn's Higher Education Practice, Aaron assists ins...

Aaron Lacey
Partner
St. Louis

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

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

Kristen litigates complex commercial disputes, class actions and state and local tax cases for companies in Missouri and across the country.

Kristen litigates complex commercial disputes, class actions and state and ...

Kristen Sanocki