On Thursday, November 10th, Attorney LaKeisha Marsh will join the Sports Law Speaker Series to visit with Marquette Sports Law Program students. Attorney Marsh is Chair of the Government Affairs and Public Policy Practice and Higher Education and Collegiate Athletics Practice Groups at Akerman LLP in Chicago. Attorney Marsh leads a bipartisan team of professionals providing strategic counsel on policy and regulatory issues in the United States. With a comprehensive legal background serving the higher education sector, including as an NCAA staff member, LaKeisha also serves as the chair of Akerman’s Higher Education and Collegiate Athletics Practice. She represents colleges, universities, and related institutions on federal and state regulatory compliance, accreditation, state licensure, institutional governance, and collegiate sports and NCAA compliance-related matters. She has structured and executed a broad range of transactional, restructuring, finance, and corporate governance matters for educational institutions.
She regularly advises clients on issues such as Title IV, Title IX compliance including complaints and investigations, student discipline, student accommodations, FERPA, Clery Act and collegiate athletic issues, including name, image, and likeness. She brings vast working experience and knowledge of the laws, regulations and informal guidance that together govern institutional participation Title IV federal student aid programs. She has managed all facets of student litigation, representing an institution when dealing with the U.S. Department of Education, and federal and state cases.
Attorney Marsh will talk to students about her career providing her advice for students interested in entering the legal and sports field after graduation. The talk will begin at 12:10 pm on Microsoft Teams.