WINSTON-SALEM, NC—When the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) held a day of informational sessions for higher education administrators from across the state, NCICU turned to Womble Bond Dickinson to help lead those sessions.
Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys Liz Riley, Rebecca Fleishman and Taylor Ey provided updates and information on a range of topics to various affiliation groups at the NCICU Administrative Group Meetings, which took place Dec. 19 at Wake Forest University. Specific presentations included:
- Riley and Ey—“The Impact of GDPR on US Colleges and Universities,” for NCICU member Directors of Information Technology and Directors of Institutional Research.
- Fleishman—“Title IX Updates and Current Trends,” for NCICU member Student Affairs Vice Presidents and Deans.
- Fleishman—“Legal Issues Update,” to NCICU Chief Academic Officers.
- Fleishman—Panel Discussion on “Mental Health Issues and Concerns in Higher Education,” for NCICU Heads of Academic Advising. Elon University Professor and Chair of Exercise Science Caroline Ketcham joined Fleishman in the discussion, which was moderated by Elon University’s Becky Olive-Taylor, Executive Director of the Koenigsberger Learning Center and Director of Academic Advising.
Riley is co-leader of Womble Bond Dickinson’s Education and School Law Team.
NCICU is comprised of 36 North Carolina private, nonprofit liberal arts, research, and comprehensive colleges and universities that are accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Liz Riley focuses her practice in school and higher education law. Her practice evolved as a business litigator with a passion for working with school leaders on the many issues facing schools, colleges and universities as they strive to deal with legal compliance and shifting campus demands in the ever-evolving world of education. Riley works with a variety of public traditional and charter schools, private schools, colleges, universities, foundations, education management organizations (EMOs) and charter school management organizations (CMOs).
Rebecca Fleishman is frequently relied upon by higher education institutions, public charter schools and corporations to be their trusted counsel on employment, student, policy, and compliance issues. As a member of Womble Bond Dickinson’s Education and School Law and Labor and Employment Teams, she draws on her experience working for the federal courts to guide clients through the many stages of complex litigation and to anticipate and minimize their business risks.
Taylor Ey is a tech-focused attorney who guides clients through intellectual property transactions, data privacy and security, and advertising and promotional issues. Her practice includes preparing commercial agreements, master services agreements and online terms and conditions. Taylor also advises education clients on data privacy-related regulatory compliance and reporting issues.