Higher Education Symposium

Goodwin Conference Center
100 Northern Avenue, 17th Floor
Boston, MA
April 13, 2017


Goodwin is pleased to present this event created specifically to address issues faced by trustees, officers and in-house counsel at colleges, universities and research institutions.

We are delighted to present David Greene, President of Colby College, as our keynote speaker. David is a highly respected leader in education and business and will provide an inspiring perspective on his experience with public/private partnerships focused on revitalizing cities and neighborhoods where schools are located.

The symposium will also feature a panel discussion with in-house counsel at higher education institutions concerning the relationships between schools and their students, as well as interactive sessions led by industry experts and thought leaders on privacy and cybersecurity and recent developments in 403(b) plan excessive fee litigation. 

Featured Speakers


  • Yvonne Chan
    Partner, Goodwin
  • Alison Douglass
    Partner, Goodwin
  • Jamie Fleckner
    Chair, ERISA Litigation practice, Goodwin
  • Barbara Healy Smith
    Assistant General Counsel, Northeastern University
  • Deirdre Heatwole
    General Counsel, University of Massachusetts
  • Steven S. Locke
    General Counsel, Brandeis University
  • Mark Nardone
    Chief Information Security Officer, Northeastern University
  • Karen Neuman
    Partner, Goodwin
  • Brenda Sharton
    Chair, Privacy + Cybersecurity practice and Business Litigation practice, Goodwin
  • Jay Wilcoxson
    Counsel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Breakfast & Registration
Moving On From In Loco Parentis: The Relationships Between Today’s Schools and Their Students
Recent Developments in 403(b) Plan Excessive Fee Litigation
Networking Break
Privacy and Cybersecurity Trends in 2017
Luncheon & Keynote Presentation