D. Jay Ritt and Carl Botterud have substantial experience addressing issues facing institutions of higher education and independent schools. Mr. Ritt and Mr. Botterud have provided advice and counsel to California independent schools, colleges and universities, including Mr. Botterud’s service as General Counsel at Occidental College. The firm provides counsel, compliance training, independent investigation services, and representation including the following:


  • Research and Academic Misconduct
  • NCAA Compliance and Investigations
  • Disability
  • Discrimination
  • Privacy Rights
  • Academic Misconduct
  • Internal Investigations
  • Disciplinary Hearings
  • Risk Management
  • Compliance
  • Contracts
  • Employment
  • Trauma-Informed Title IX Investigations and Adjudications
  • Hazing