Featuring Keynote Addresses by:

  • Dr. Peter Lake, Senior Higher Education Attorney at Steptoe & Johnson and Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law at the Stetson University College of Law 

  • Dr. Brian Crow, Chair of the Slippery Rock University Department of Sports Management and co-author of Foundations of Sport Management and Sports Industry Professionals: the People Who Make the Game Happen.

Higher Education Podcast Series with the Pittsburgh Business Times 
Click on the icons below to listen to Dr. Peter Lake's thoughts on some key issues facing Higher Education 





8:00 am- 8:30 am

Registration/Continental Breakfast/Introductions

Marcia DePaula, PA Higher Education Team - Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Threat Assessment and Crisis Management

Gillian Flick – Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
Sarah Quinn – Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
Kevin Harley – Quantum Communications
Dr. Dana Baer, Provost, Professor of Criminal Justice  –  Waynesburg University
Eva Chatterjee-Sutton – VP & Dean of Student Life – Washington & Jefferson College

9:30 am – 9:45 am


9:45 am- 10:45 am

How to Effectively Address Your Most Significant Cybersecurity Risks

Shawn Morgan - Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
Sajay Rai – President and CEO, Securely Yours, LLC

10:45 am- 11:00 am


11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Sexual Misconduct in Higher Ed: Preparing to Navigate the New Title IX Regulations

Marcia DePaula – Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
Zachary Bombatch– Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
Jamie Edwards Pasek, Title IX Coordinator – Carnegie Mellon University
Lisa Hernandez, Title IX Coordinator – Robert Morris University
Daniel Sypolt, Assistant University Counsel – Robert Morris University

12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Keynote Presentation:
Hazing and Hazing Prevention in Higher Education

Dr. Brian Crow, Professor and Chairperson – Department of Sport Management, Slippery Rock University 

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Keynote Presentation: 
Admissions Scandals  and Future Trends

Peter F. Lake, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC,
Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law, Stetson University College of Law

Please Join Us May 23, 2019
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC Higher Education Seminar
Meeting Today’s Challenges in Higher Education
Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA  

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*Agenda Subject to Change

Higher Education Seminar Agenda 

What Can Universities Expect with Challenges to Title IX?

Do Colleges Have a Duty 
to Prevent Harm?

 Universities Must Prepare for Free Speech Issues on Their Campuses