Jeffrey Nolan is an education and labor and employment attorney who represents, advises, educates and helps clients throughout the United States manage conflicts, enhance the safety of individuals and environments, and successfully navigate the maze of legal obligations faced by educational institutions and employers. He understands that sensitive, high-stakes matters require immediate attention, and is available for clients whenever the need arises. Mr. Nolan is based in Holland & Knight's Boston office.
Education Law Practice: Mr. Nolan represents and advises colleges, universities and independent schools throughout the United States regarding situations that implicate Title IX, the Clery Act, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and other laws that apply in the higher education context. He also conducts systemwide compliance assessments and helps clients develop Title IX/Clery Act and other policies, practices and training programs to minimize risk and enhance compliance with those laws. In 2018-19, Mr. Nolan served on the American Council on Education's (ACE) Title IX Working Group that prepared ACE's comments to the U.S. Department of Education's 2020 Title IX regulations. Mr. Nolan also advises higher educational institutions on the governance, faculty relations and related challenges that they face in the current economic and regulatory environment.
Employment Law Practice: Mr. Nolan assists employers in dealing with the full range of employee relations issues, advises them on how to comply with applicable employment laws, and helps them to create effective employment policies and training programs.
Litigation Practice: Mr. Nolan has more than 25 years of experience representing clients in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies such as the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Mr. Nolan has successfully argued many cases before the Vermont Supreme Court, including cases that created favorable precedent in the higher education and employment contexts.
Training Practice: In client-sponsored and public venues, Mr. Nolan regularly trains education and human resources professionals throughout the country on best and promising practices in Title IX/Clery Act compliance, witness-centered/trauma-informed fair investigations of Title IX/Clery Act and workplace harassment complaints, how to conduct hearings under the new Title IX regulations, threat assessment and management, ADA issues and other education and employment law issues. More specific information is available about Mr. Nolan's witness-centered/trauma-informed investigation training programs.
Threat Assessment / Campus and Workplace Safety Practice: Mr. Nolan advises clients on threat assessment practices, which use a proven methodology to assess and manage potential risks of targeted violence in the higher education and workplace settings. In addition, he collaborates with full-time threat assessment professionals where necessary and helps clients to create appropriate violence prevention policies.
Investigations: Mr. Nolan also provides independent investigations of sensitive campus and workplace issues, such as reports of alleged sexual misconduct, intimate partner violence or stalking, alleged sexual harassment, faculty misconduct and other workplace misconduct.
Jeffrey Nolan is a Certified FETI® Practitioner (CFP-B). More information is available about Certified FETI.
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