CYCLE by Saul South Florida Presentation Speakers

James A. Keller
Chair, Higher Education Practice

Jim Keller defends colleges and universities and advises them on critical issues of compliance, policy, and liability. Jim has led teams in both proactive and reactive internal investigations across a wide swath of higher education compliance and risk management issues, including compliance with the Clery Act, Title IX, student deaths, hazing, sexual assault, and alcohol abuse and use on campus. Jim has also provided Title IX training and presentations across the country, and is actively defending civil actions that include Title IX claims. Jim also serves as general counsel to several colleges and universities that do not have inside counsel. 

 

James D. Taylor, Jr.
Chair, Higher Education Practice

Jim Taylor represents colleges and universities nationwide. He has been lead counsel in several lawsuits brought by students alleging a violation of Title IX, has provided training on Title IX and VAWA compliance, revised and been consulted on related policies and assisted institutions in responding to investigations by the Office for Civil Rights for the U.S. Department of Education. Jim has also been lead counsel on matters involving student death, hazing, assaults and student or student group (including fraternity and sorority) discipline.

 

 

William E. Manning
Chair, Higher Education Practice

Bill Manning leads a team representing Delaware’s leading universities. In his practice, Bill regularly provides sophisticated legal services to the nation’s public and private universities across the United States.

 

 

 

Joshua W.B. Richards
Vice Chair, Higher Education Practice

Josh Richards has handled hundreds of matters involving Title IX and related issues for colleges, universities and K-12 schools. Josh understands that these institutions have unique challenges and priorities and he approaches the Title IX work and other matters involving litigation, compliance and/or government investigations from a mission-driven perspective. He strives to provide practical advice that protects institutions without compromising their ability to fulfill their primary purposes. Josh brings this understanding and approach to matters involving employment disputes, student conduct, faculty relations, board governance, financial exigency, accreditation, minors on campus, and civil tort claims, including student death and abuse matters.

 

Christina D. Riggs
Vice Chair, Higher Education Practice

Christina Riggs concentrates her practice on complex commercial and appellate matters, particularly for higher education institutions. Christina's work for colleges and universities includes defending and advising them on critical issues of compliance, policy and liability, particularly those associated with Title IX, the Clery Act, VAWA, and student conduct matters. She also defends educational institutions facing ADA discrimination claims. Christina’s experience with Title IX and the Clery Act includes regularly advising institutions on regulatory interpretation questions and on policy preparation and implementation.