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David Wolowitz headshot
100 Arboretum Drive
Suite 140
Newington, NH 03801
Tel: 603 334 6923

David Wolowitz

Director & Co-chair of Education Law Group

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Biography

David advises independent schools nationwide and internationally on all aspects of risk avoidance and crisis management. David is able to offer clients advice based on his years of substantial and varied experience in key legal areas that impact schools, including employment, mental health, contract, criminal, fiduciary and tort law. He is a pioneer in applying behavioral risk management concepts to promote healthy school cultures.

David acts as general counsel to many schools, overseeing all aspects of their legal needs. He serves as a consultant to schools experiencing critical incidents relating to student health and safety. He conducts reviews of the policies and procedures of schools to assist schools in meeting the evolving standard of care relating to student health and safety. He trains his clients on how to promote healthy relationships with students, how to recognize and address early signs of inappropriate behavior, and how to respond to allegations of misconduct. David’s clients include boarding and day schools, from small, local schools to nationally known schools. (See the partial list of workshops.) He works closely with heads of school, deans, financial officers, trustees, health providers and others.

David has a consulting practice with a national and international reach. He is a popular speaker and trainer at schools throughout the country and abroad. He presents to national organizations, including the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) and international organizations, including the European Council of Independent Schools (ECIS) and the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS).

He has conducted dozens of training sessions in person and over the internet on various topics relating to governance, enterprise risk management and student safety. He has significant trial experience in federal and state trial and appellate courts in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He has been qualified as an expert witness and testified on the adequacy of independent school policies and procedures relating to the protection of students from harassment, hazing, bullying , sexual assault and related misconduct.

David received his J.D. from the University of Michigan (1975), M.A. from Harvard University (1971) and his A.B. from Washington University (1968).


Representative List of Schools at which David has Presented:

  • Concord Academy, Concord, NH
  • Salisbury School, Salisbury, CT
  • Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT
  • St. Andrew’s School, Middletown, DE
  • Episcopal High School, Alexandria, VA
  • Trinity-Pawling School, Pawling, NY
  • Dublin School, Dublin, NH
  • Fountain Valley School, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Colorado Academy, Denver, CO
  • Cheshire Academy, Cheshire, CT
  • The Bishop’s School, La Jolla, CA
  • School Year Abroad, North Andover, MA
  • St. George’s School, Middletown, RI
  • St. Andrew’s School, Boca Raton, FL
  • Keene State College, Keene, NH
  • Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
  • Northfield Mount Hermon School, Gill, MA
  • Stevenson School, Pebble Beach, CA
  • Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH
  • St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH
  • University System of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH
  • Eaglebrook School, Deerfield, MA
  • Ms. Porters School, Farmington, CT
  • Northfield Mount Herman School, Mount Herman, MA
  • Isadore Newman School, New Orleans, LA
  • Heifetz International Music Institute,  Staunton, VA
  • Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT
  • Singapore American School, Singapore
  • International School of Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Taipei American School, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Lyford Cay International School, Nassau, Bahama
  • Berwick Academy, South Berwick, ME
  • Latham Centers, Brewster, MA
  • Eaglebrook School, Deerfield, MA
  • Marin Academy, San Rafael, CA
  • Noble and Greenough School, Dedham, MA
  • Brewster Academy, Wolfeboro, NH
  • Marin Academy, San Rafael, CA
  • Heronfield Academy, Hampton Falls, NH
  • Maret School, Washington, DC
  • Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA

Admissions

David is admitted to practice in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, U.S. District Court for New Hampshire, U.S. District Court for Massachusetts and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association, Fellow, New Hampshire Bar Association.

Recognition

Involvement

  • New Hampshire Supreme Court Society, Trustee

Additional Media

Handling Sexual Misconduct in Independent Schools (EduRisk's Prevention and Protection Podcast - May 2016)

Articles & Presentations

Written By David

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