Akerman is a client-driven enterprise, recognized by Financial Times as among the most forward thinking law firms in the industry. We are ranked among the top 100 law firms in the United States, with a reach that extends across the Americas and globally. Assembling a hand-crafted team for every client engagement, we leverage our more than 700 lawyers and business professionals across 24 offices.
Akerman’s Higher Education and Collegiate Athletics team represents institutions of higher education across the entire spectrum of postsecondary education, including public and private colleges and universities offering doctoral and graduate degrees, two and four-year associates and baccalaureate degrees, certificates, and diploma programs.
Our skilled team of lawyers and policy consultants provide a comprehensive range of litigation, transactional, and counseling services to colleges, universities, athletic conferences, and associations. We assist our clients in understanding and addressing regulatory challenges within higher education. With the combined knowledge and experience of a team that includes former university in-house counsel, former in-house counsel for a nonprofit education system, a former NCAA assistant director of academic and membership affairs, and a former NCAA Division II infractions appeal committee chair, we are able to deliver legal strategies and advice developed from an insider’s perspective.