David is recognized as a leading authority on student and campus safety, risk management and crisis response for independent and boarding schools.
The McLane Law Firm is pleased to announce that David Wolowitz has been invited to address risk management in overseas study, travel and exchange programs at a global symposium on international education being held April 27-29, 2014 in San Francisco, California.
In its Global Symposium, The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) are teaming up to bring together school leaders, educators, and experts to explore emerging best practices in an increasingly global learning environment.
David is Co-Chair of McLane’s Education Group and advisor to many of the country’s top independent and boarding schools. David will be presenting in two sessions. In a pre-symposium session about identifying and managing the risks inherent in international student programs, David will be joined by John Creeden, Ph.D., President of School Year Abroad, Nelson Chase, Executive Director of School Year Abroad, MA, David Miller, Director of Global Studies at Deerfield Academy, and Bill Frederick, Founder and Principal of Lodestone Safety International. In a concurrent session, David will join Melissa Mischke, Dean of Students at Phillips Exeter Academy in a workshop on Boundaries Guidelines For Global Educational Settings.
About David Wolowitz
David has been a practicing attorney for 38years, and is recognized as a leading authority on student and campus safety, risk management and crisis response for independent and boarding schools. His background and experience in key legal areas, including employment, mental health, contract, criminal, fiduciary and tort law, enables him to provide practical and useful advice to his clients, which range from small, local independent day schools to some of the country’s most prestigious private boarding schools. He advises his clients on all aspects of legal issues, risk management and crisis response, working closely with heads of school, deans, financial officers, trustees, health providers and others. He trains school administrators, faculty and staff on safe practices to protect students in their care. He also trains his clients on how to operate safely, how to recognize and address signs of inappropriate behavior and how to respond to allegations of misconduct.
He has been qualified in multiple cases as an expert witness on the adequacy of independent school policies and procedures relating to the protection of students from harassment and misconduct.
David received his J.D. from the University of Michigan, his M.A. from Harvard University and his B.A. from Washington University. He 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. He has been invited to be a guest faculty for the Trial Advocacy Workshop at Harvard Law School for 29 years.
David was named Woodward/White’s Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year in 2013 and 2014 and is recognized for his work in Education Law, First Amendment Law, Labor and Employment Law, and Trusts & Estates Litigation and Commercial Litigation. He is included in the 2013 New England Super Lawyers® list and in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers in Business. He is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell.
He can be reached at the firm’s Portsmouth, New Hampshire office at (603)334-6923 or by email at [email protected].
About the McLane Law Firm and Education Group
Founded in 1919, the McLane Law Firm is one of New England’s premier full-service law firms with more than 90 attorneys in four offices spread throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Driven by the firm’s depth of sophisticated legal expertise and an unwavering commitment to client service, McLane has built collaborative and lasting relationships with a broad spectrum of domestic and international clients. www.mclane.com
McLane’s Education Group has extensive experience in understanding the unique nature of the governance of educational institutions as well as in handling difficult issues that may arise in the school setting. Representing colleges and independent schools in all aspects of operations, the Education Group advises on a wide range of issues, from administration, employment and fiscal matters to risk management, managing and defending personal injury claims, training, regulatory compliance and immigration issues. The Group conducts training and internal investigations and should the need for litigation arise, McLane’s seasoned litigation attorneys represent schools before federal and state courts, as well as governmental agencies.
The National Association of Independent Schools provides services to more than 1,700 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad, including 1,400 nonprofit, private K-12 schools in the U.S. that are self-determining in mission and program and are governed by independent boards.
The Association of Boarding Schools currently serves 286 college-preparatory boarding schools in the U.S., Canada, and around the globe. The Association leads a domestic and international effort to promote awareness and understanding of boarding schools and is the comprehensive, indispensable resource for educators seeking training, research, guidance, and support on all issues pertaining to the residential school experience.