Partner, Husch Blackwell
Elizabeth serves educational institutions in various areas of compliance. She supports colleges, universities, and schools with day-to-day counsel, investigations, training, and policy and system development. She draws on her experience as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), in supporting institutional nondiscrimination efforts, including compliance with Federal civil rights statutes and regulations such as Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act/Section 504 and Title IV of the Civil Rights Act. Elizabeth frequently conducts internal investigations for institutions—handling various student conduct, employment and discrimination matters.
Elizabeth also provides guidance on administration of Title IV Federal student aid programs, the “hook” for numerous other compliance requirements—like nondiscrimination, disclosure and accreditation requirements—for participating colleges and universities. She applies her understanding of complex Title IV regulations in reviewing and advising on internal operations.
Elizabeth’s practice includes auditing institutional compliance in nondiscrimination and Title IV Federal student aid systems, making recommendations for risk mitigation and institutional improvement.