Linda Johnson and Brian Garrett to Present on Antitrust Issues for Independent Schools

McLane Middleton attorneys Linda S. Johnson and Brian B. Garrett will be presenting at an upcoming Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE) webinar, “Antitrust Climate Update: When Collaboration Sparks Exposure” on September 15, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. ET.As part of the panel discussion, the presenters will explore the grey areas of when collaboration between and among independent schools can create unanticipated exposure.  This session will also provide independent school leaders with concrete tips and steps to empower them to engage in healthy and legal collaboration with peer institutions.

Linda is a director in McLane Middleton’s Litigation Department and Chair of the firm’s Education Law Practice Group.  She focuses her practice on understanding and serving the needs of K-12 independent  schools.  She serves as outside legal counsel and a consultant to many of the country’s top independent day and boarding schools. She advises her clients on all aspects of school operations including employment law, student discipline, contracts, fiduciary and tort law, leadership development, investigations, compliance audits, risk management, crisis response, and student safety.  Linda consults with schools on both prevention and response to all types of educator misconduct and student on student sexual assaults.  Linda can be reached in the firm’s Manchester office at (603) 628-1267 or
Brian has extensive experience in a broad range of education, employment, and complex commercial litigation matters throughout the country, including in state and federal courts, in alternative resolution processes, and before various administrative agencies.  Brian focuses his practice on understanding and serving the needs of independent day and boarding schools, colleges and universities, and early child care programs. Brian partners with many of the country’s leading independent schools to provide comprehensive advice on all aspects of school operations, including establishing new schools, student and parent issues, employment matters, school governance and leadership, and general risk management. He works closely with board chairs, heads of schools, financial officers, and other senior leadership members in tackling complex matters affecting school communities.  Brian can be reached in the firm’s Boston office at (603) 334-6934 or session will be facilitated by Becky Biggs, Director of Professional Development at AISNE.For additional information about this session, click here