High Swartz partner Thomas D. Rees recently presented a Continuing Education talk for Bryn Mawr Trust titled “Navigating Student Discipline in 2018”. The session focused on how educational institutions are and should be handling student discipline issues in 2018. Mr. Rees discussed the most serious rule violations at schools and colleges, the stakeholders in the discipline process, and the key legal and procedural issues in a discipline case. He closed his talk with two case studies, one where the court upheld the school’s discipline and one where the court reinstated the student to the school.
Thomas D. Rees heads High Swartz’s Litigation and Employment Practice. He focuses his practice primarily on education law, where he represents independent schools, and employment law, where he represents employers in matters related to employment terminations; restrictive covenants, trade secrets, and other employee mobility issues; discrimination and sexual harassment cases; contract disputes; and defamation and privacy related matters. Tom also serves his education and employment clients employers in a wide variety of non-litigation matters, including contract negotiation and preparation of policies and procedures. He serves as an employment arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. Tom also handles complex litigation and dispute resolution in the areas of land use and zoning law and government regulation.
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