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Daniel A. Cohen Joins Baker Donelson as Chair of Higher Education Group


(Atlanta, GA / October 6, 2014) Baker Donelson announces the addition of Daniel A. Cohen to the Firm's Business Litigation Department.

Mr. Cohen joins Baker Donelson as a shareholder in Baker Donelson's Atlanta office and chair of the Firm's Higher Education Group, where he will focus his practice on representing colleges and universities in their legal affairs.  His Title IX compliance work includes defending colleges and universities against Title IX investigations by the federal Office for Civil Rights, providing proactive Title IX audits and compliance reviews, and developing litigation avoidance strategies. He serves as a Special Assistant Attorney General in two states to represent certain public institutions in Title IX matters. Mr. Cohen also advises colleges and universities on legal aspects of their strategic planning initiatives, NCAA governance issues and changing athletic conference affiliations.  In addition to higher education and sports law, Mr. Cohen has also litigated cases in the areas of labor and employment, intellectual property and products liability.  

"Dan's proficiency in the area of Title IX law makes him a tremendous asset to our clients during a time when the landscape of education law is shifting," said Linda A. Klein, managing shareholder of Baker Donelson's Georgia offices. "I am confident that our education group will thrive under his leadership and I am pleased to welcome such a respected practitioner to our Firm." 

Attorneys and advisors in Baker Donelson's Higher Education Group have extensive experience representing colleges and universities across a comprehensive spectrum of matters. They advise institutions and handle litigation in numerous areas, including Title IX, real estate, intellectual property, labor and employment, immigration, health care and tax law. They have significant experience representing athletic departments, hospitals and health schools.

A 2000 graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School, Mr. Cohen is a frequent speaker on the topic of Title IX issues and has presented to several collegiate athletic conferences since 2010. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the National Association for Athletics Compliance. 

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