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Department of Defense Launches Online Education Complaint System

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Guest Bloggers: Jonathan Peri, Esq. is the vice president & general counsel of Neumann University and can be reached at PeriJ@neumann.edu. Mark N. Suprenant, Esq. is the former general counsel and secretary of Wawa, Inc. and can be reached at msuprenant@suprenantlaw.com.

For veterans, service members and their families, handling problems with post-secondary educational institutions just got easier. On Feb. 4, 2014, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced the launch of its Postsecondary Education Complaint System (PECS), an online system that service members and their families can use to report problems with colleges, universities and other post-secondary educational institutions. PECS also contains links to similar sites maintained by the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) and Department of Education (DoE). Continue Reading

ACC-SoCal Members Teach Law Classes to At-Risk Youths as Part of 2014 Annual Street Law Program

Posted in In-House Practice, Leadership

Guest Blogger: Christine Milo is a third-year law student at Southwestern Law School.

Over the course of five, two-hour sessions throughout February, a diverse, cross-sectional group of attorney volunteers from the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC-SoCal) worked with students at Southwestern Law School to teach basic law classes: contracts, employment discrimination and harassment, intellectual property, and sports and entertainment law, to at-risk high school students.

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Meeting Our Members Matters

Posted in ACC Docket

(March 2014)

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to spend some time in the company of ACC’s Board of Directors. You may not think it’s a big deal for staff to meet members — no matter their volunteer role within ACC — but it is. Your feedback always helps us to not only understand more about who you are, but it also gives us insight into how you operate. This helps us to improve the value that we are able to deliver to you.

As the director of surveys, I am particularly interested in the results of the survey work that we conduct. I know that you are busy. I also know that you get a lot of requests. But, your feedback is vital to the mission of ACC. So, when you are chosen to participate in a survey, please do.

And, as always, if you have feedback on anything that ACC offers or does, please share that information with someone on our staff. We really do love hearing from our members and do our best to accommodate your requests.

ACC. It’s all right here.

University Trustees Not “Obligated Persons” Under Dodd-Frank

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Guest Bloggers: Jonathan Peri, Esq. is vice president and general counsel at Neumann University and can be reached at PeriJ@neumann.edu. Mark N. Suprenant, Esq. is the former general counsel and secretary of Wawa, Inc. and can be reached at marknsuprenant@gmail.com.

Trustees and other leaders at not-for-profit colleges and universities can breathe a sigh of relief after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued final regulations on Sept. 18, 2013, clarifying certain requirements of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Continue Reading