Scott Schneider leads the firm’s Higher Education Practice Group where he focuses on providing counsel and litigation support on a host of higher education issues with a particular emphasis on institutional policies and handling of allegations of sex assault and violations of Title IX. In addition, Scott assists higher education clients with:
- Labor and employment matters
- Student affairs
- Clery Act Compliance and campus law enforcement support
- Workplace safety and OSHA compliance
- Compliance with laws regarding federal contracts
- Athletics department issues
Scott’s experience with these issues is informed by a real world understanding of how colleges and universities operate as he spent six years working in the Office of General Counsel for Tulane University. Scott is also an award-winning professor at Tulane University where he teaches courses in both the law and business schools on, among other things, Higher Education Law. He also maintains a blog dealing with higher education legal issues: https://highereducationlawyer.wordpress.com/.
Prior to working at Tulane, Scott practiced law in the New Orleans office of Fisher & Phillips from 1998 to 2009. During this time, he defended companies of various sizes in cases involving allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination, defamation, breach of employment contract, and other employment torts.