"Please accept my personal thanks to you and your team for your thoughtful and timely advice as we steered our way through what was an unknown course."
~ Trustee, College

"Thank you a thousand fold for your support of the college during this difficult time."
~ General Counsel, College

"You totally distinguished yourself during our crises... Once again, my abundant thanks for all that you have accomplished. You made me look very good indeed!"
~ Trustee, College

"Many thanks for your marvelous assistance!"
~ Trustee, College

Higher Education

Our Higher Education practice is focused on the critical issues facing school administrators and leadership, including:

Administration And Governance

  • Trustee agreements and board governance
  • Hiring, promotion, and tenure
  • Academic freedom and free expression
  • Employment counseling, policies, and investigations
  • Vendor contracts

Student Affairs

  • Student conduct and discipline
  • Admissions and enrollment best practices
  • Foreign and undocumented students
  • Sexual assault protocols and response
  • Allegations of sexual abuse, hazing, and bullying
  • Distance education
  • Residential considerations
  • Substance use challenges


  • Title IX compliance, policies, and investigations
  • Data security and technology
  • ADA
  • College athletics

Litigation Defense

  • Employment claims
  • Student and parent claims
  • Donor disputes

Labor Relations

  • Union organizing and elections
  • Arbitrations and grievance processing
  • Collective bargaining negotiations
  • NLRB proceedings
  • Strike preparation and management
  • Labor counseling and strategic advice

Schwartz Hannum PC is a frequent speaker at the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (“CUPA-HR”), The Sexual and Cyber Misconduct Policy Institute, and the Campus Outreach Services Policy Institute.