Powers attorneys Dan Brozovic and Katherine Demedis will present at the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) Annual Leadership & Legislative Conference & Expo on February 4.

Their presentation, “The Lifecycle of an Audit: A Baseline for Continuous Improvement,” will consider the typical process of a compliance audit or Department of Education program review, how best to respond to any exceptions that may be identified, and ways to effectively deploy necessary changes to policies, procedures and practices if required. This session will reframe how to think about financial aid audits as well as program reviews and will provide tips and tricks to create an “audit-ready” financial aid office.

NASFAA is the preeminent national association of student financial aid professionals who work to promote student access and success in higher education. The Leadership & Legislative Conference focuses on teaching financial aid administrators the management and leadership skills needed to run a financial aid office efficiently and effectively.


Dan Brozovic is a Principal in the education practice. He represents institutions of higher education, investors, and education loan lenders. His practice focuses on advising clients in transactions regulated by the U.S. Department of Education and in regulatory matters and administrative litigation before the U.S. Department of Education. In addition, he counsels educational institutions regarding compliance with federal, state, accrediting agency, and grant funding agency standards.

Katherine Demedis is an Associate in the education practice. She advises educational institutions regarding compliance with state and federal standards, including the Clery Act, Title IX, and FERPA.  She also assists schools in responding to accrediting agency reports and actions.  Katie actively monitors legislative, regulatory, interpretive guidance, and other developments on a variety of federal education matters allowing her to provide exceptional support and insight to her clients.

For more information, contact Dan at Dan.Brozovic@powerslaw.com or Katherine at Katherine.Demedis@powerslaw.com. Follow Dan on Twitter at @danbrozovic and Katherine at @Kdemedis.