Johnson and Wolowitz to Present at NAIS-TABS Legal Symposium in Baltimore

McLane Middleton attorneys Linda S. Johnson and David Wolowitz will be presenting at the National Associate of Independent Schools (NAIS) and The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) Legal Symposium on October 13-14, 2016 in Baltimore, Md.

As part of the conference, Linda will be presenting a session called “The Transgender Student” at two different times; once relating to lower schools, and again focusing on middle and upper schools.

David will also be presenting twice at the conference.  He is part of a panel discussion on “How Sexual Misconduct Cases Are, Have Been or Should be Handled.”  He also has his own session entitled, “Managing Reports of Past Educator Abuse.”

Both Linda and David train their 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. 

Linda has over 30 years of experience litigating cases in state and federal agencies and courts, and in representing the interests of management in all aspects of labor and employment law.  As part of her education practice, Linda serves as outside legal counsel to many of the country’s top independent and boarding schools including the largest independent academy in the United States.  She is recognized as a national authority on student and campus safety issues, risk management, boundary awareness, crisis response, employment law and independent school law issues. 

David advises independent schools and colleges on all aspects of risk avoidance and crisis response. He 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. David is a pioneer in applying behavioral risk management concepts to promote healthy school cultures.  He acts as general counsel to many independent schools in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and is a consultant for schools nationwide and overseas. 

Linda can be reached in the firm’s Manchester office at (603) 628-1267 or

David can be reached in the firm’s Portsmouth office at (603) 334-6923 or

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