Mulligan Speaks at University Counsel Conference on Government Inquiries

June 24, 2014

Friedman Kaplan litigation partner Mary E. Mulligan spoke at the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) Annual Conference in Denver, CO at 2:00PM on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. NACUA educates attorneys and administrators about campus legal issues, and provides continuing legal education and other resources to university counsel.

Along with co-panelists William F. Maderer of Saiber and Brian W. Stolarz of LeClairRyan, Ms. Mulligan addressed ways in which colleges and universities can best respond to grand jury and civil subpoenas and other government inquiries. Given recent investigations commenced by the U.S. Department of Education and other enforcement agencies, this seminar is especially timely. Many attorneys at institutions of higher learning currently face these sorts of challenges, or may face them in the near future. "When the government knocks at your door, it's important to respond correctly. I enjoy bringing my significant experience both with enforcement agencies and institutions of higher education to bear on behalf of colleges and universities dealing with these difficult issues," says Ms. Mulligan.

Ms. Mulligan regularly handles a variety of matters on behalf of institutions of higher education, including responding to local, state, and federal inquiries, advising on governance, intellectual property, and Title IX issues, and conducting internal investigations. She served from 1997 to 2002 as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, directing investigations and prosecutions of fraud, public corruption, and financial crimes.