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She is a leader of Womble Carlyle’s Education and School Law Team, guiding schools, colleges and universities through legal compliance, risk management, governance, construction and financing issues. In addition, Liz has more than two decades of experience in commercial construction litigation.
Liz Riley has been with Womble Carlyle since 1986. She concentrates her practice in school and higher education law. Her practice evolved as a business litigator with a passion for working with school leaders on the many issues facing schools, colleges and universities as they strive to deal with legal compliance and shifting campus demands in the ever-evolving world of education. Liz works with a variety of public traditional and charter schools, private schools, colleges, universities, foundations, education management organizations (EMOs) and charter management organizations (CMOs). Whether the issue at hand is school policy, governance, compliance, risk and claims management or construction issues, Liz provides a solid foundation of knowledge and a guiding hand. She has been called upon to assist with the licensure and chartering of new schools and can provide valuable insight regarding institutional partnering with outside providers. She works regularly on matters involving auxiliary or foreign college campus sites, including state authorization requirements for degree-granting programs. Across the spectrum of education law, Liz’s depth of experience provides intuitive support and advice for school managers, college administrators and governing boards alike.
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Education and School Law
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