Conrad O’Brien represents and advises charter schools, public schools, early education providers, Archdiocesan schools, private schools, and education management organizations. We represent our clients in contract, commercial, and employment litigation, funding disputes, premises liability claims, and internal investigations. We understand that our clients focus must be on the day-to-day operations of their educational institutions and work closely to ensure they continue to meet their institutional goals, even with a potential or pending legal dispute
Conrad O’Brien also represents and advises technology companies on regulatory compliance issues relating to sales to educational institutions.
Conrad O'Brien represents schools, management organizations, and education contractors in connection with:
Internal audits and investigations
Federal legal issues (ESSA/ESEA, IDEA, Section 504, USDOE regulations, Office of Civil Right investigations, antidiscrimination and constitutional issues)
Premises liability litigation
Charter renewal / revocation litigation
Risk Management and E-rate Compliance
Conrad O'Brien advises education management organizations, education vendors, and consultants on a broad range of compliance and litigation risks, often in connection with pending litigation involving our clients or related parties. Areas we cover include:
Risk analysis arising from company operations, including the nature and structure of contracts, and interaction with school employees and trustees who are considered public officials under various state and federal laws
Recommendations for areas for compliance and best practices training
Conrad O’Brien represents technology service providers and consultants in litigation and compliance work relating to the sale of products and services to K–12 educational institutions under the federal E-rate program (Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support Mechanism). Conrad O’Brien can help companies establish or enhance their compliance programs by assessing company sales and marketing practices, developing policies and procedures, training employees and third parties, and planning and overseeing internal audits and reviews.