McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton Professional Association is pleased to announce that David Wolowitz will present two sessions for independent school business managers at the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest Conference October 22-24, 2014.
David is recognized as a leading authority on student and campus safety, behavioral risk management and crisis response for independent and boarding schools
David will present a session on his exclusive Four Behavioral Guideposts to Behavioral Risk Management in Independent Schools, an approach he developed over many years of consulting with schools across the country, which successfully tailors a nationally recognized risk management approach to the multi-faceted independent school environment. He believes that effective risk management should not interfere with good teaching. His approach focuses on behaviors which promote the positive educational and developmental growth of students as the basis for safe adult–student interactions.
David will also present a breakout session on the importance of integrating a school’s risk management procedures and oversight into its summer programs.
David serves as Co-Chair of McLane’s Education Group. He has been a practicing attorney for 39 years. 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 independent day schools to some of the country’s most prestigious private boarding schools. He advises schools nationally and internationally 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, past or present.
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 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 New England Super Lawyers® 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, McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton Professional Association is the largest full-service law firm in the state of New Hampshire, with offices in Manchester, Concord and Portsmouth, as well as Woburn, Massachusetts. 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.
About the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest
The Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) promotes the highest professional and ethical standards of educational excellence for independent schools in the region and recognizes by formal ongoing accreditation those schools which demonstrate adherence to its standards. As a collective voice of the independent schools of the Southwest, ISAS fosters collegial relations among its member schools and represents their interests.