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Higher Ed Law Firm Gains a Silicon Valley Foothold


Inside Higher Ed.  October 16, 2013.  Dow Lohnes, one of a handful of major law firms that specializes in the practice of higher education law, announced Tuesday that its Washington office is merging with Cooley LLP, a much larger firm that has a significant foothold in Silicon Valley, where education technology firms have been popping up virtually by the day.

The partnership of Dow Lohnes's higher education practice -- which is best known for its regulatory work with nonprofit and for-profit colleges, and for helping colleges and companies navigate the regulatory hurdles when they collaborate -- with Cooley's expertise in litigation and transactions and its ties to the education technology sector will "add a Silicon Valley view to our Washington view," said Michael B. Goldstein, co-chair of Dow Lohnes's higher education practice.