Litigation - Education

In all litigation matters, Powers prioritizes achieving early, favorable resolutions. However, when reaching a satisfactory agreement proves challenging, Powers equips higher education clients with the skills, experience, and resources needed to mount a robust and effective offense or defense.

The firm represents and defends education clients when responding to subpoenas and civil investigative demands issued by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Inspector General in connection with False Claims Act investigations, administrative investigations, and litigation. Many of these cases have led to the government opting not to proceed with litigation. In cases where plaintiffs continue litigation without government intervention, Powers has a proven track record of achieving successful outcomes through both settlements and judicial decisions.

Attorneys at Powers Pyles Sutter and Verville also provide representation in administrative litigation before the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Hearings and Appeals, state attorney general investigations, and federal and state deceptive trade practice and consumer protection litigation.

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