With increased federal investment in K-12 and post-secondary education, the education community has many opportunities and unique challenges. From policy development, to the authorization and appropriations process, to funding, Brownstein’s Education Group can help. 

Our attorneys and former policymakers have extensive experience with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Higher Education Act, the Head Start program, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

By working as an advocate on behalf of our clients we help our clients’ policy initiatives, concerns, projects and issues get the necessary attention, and find and win federal support. We are involved in many facets of education policy and funding and well positioned to advise both public and private educational entities on legislative strategies and priorities, funding mechanisms available, legislative advocacy and education policy agendas.

Our broad experience covers a wide range of educational organizations in both traditional early and secondary education as well as in the growing areas of online learning and non-traditional higher education programs. Our clients include a higher education association, a for-profit education institution, early education providers, an early education nonprofit, proprietary and online higher education institutions and federal student loan servicers and their trade associations. 

Representative Matters
  • Successfully blocked a rule proposed by the Department of Education that would have negatively impacted higher education client’s operating status, through strategic outreach to Congressional leadership, and senior White House officials.

  • Served as bond counsel for Albuquerque Academy in the Village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM $36 million educational facilities refunding and improvement revenue bonds (Albuquerque Academy Project), Series 2010. Certain proceeds of the Series 2010 bonds will be used to finance the cost of improvements to the Albuquerque Academy campus.

Meet The Team

Marc S. Lampkin Shareholder T 202.652.2341
Elizabeth A. Maier Policy Director T 202.872.5299
Douglas M. Maguire Policy Director T 202.872.5289
John Sonsalla Strategic Consulting Advisor T 202.652.2357
Laura Johnson Senior Policy Advisor T 202.652.2349