Bond's 8th Annual Higher Education Briefing Series: FERPA Update

February 8, 2009

Briefing Series Overview
For more than 100 years, Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC has been providing a broad array of legal services to colleges and universities across the United States. In 2008 alone, Bond provided services to nearly 100 colleges and universities in roles ranging from serving as outside general counsel to representation as "specialty counsel" on particular matters.

We are pleased to announce our 8th Annual Briefing Series focusing specifically on issues of interest to colleges and universities. These programs are designed to provide current, practical and topical information for senior administrators, general counsel, HR personnel, risk managers and other decision-makers.

This year, in recognition of both the geographic diversity of our client base and the challenging economic times, we have altered our format. All programs will be offered in a Webinar format that will allow participants to attend from the convenience of their own offices or in group settings on their own campuses. We look forward to your participation.

This program will examine current issues under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, including an overview of the United States Department of Education's most recent amendments to the FERPA regulations, key interpretative guidance from the Family Policy Compliance Office, and common challenges faced by colleges and universities.

PHILIP J. ZACCHEO is a graduate of Union College (B.A., cum laude) and New York University School of Law (J.D., cum laude).

Mr. Zaccheo is Co-Chair of the firm's Higher Education Practice Group. He is a corporate attorney who provides general counseling and representation to colleges and universities on a variety of legal issues. Mr. Zaccheo has represented institutions in connection with the negotiation, drafting and review of a wide range of contractual arrangements common to colleges and universities, including presidential, administrative and coaches' employment agreements; pouring rights and sponsorship agreements with national beverage companies and similar entities; affinity credit card and similar intellectual property use arrangements; licenses for broadcasting rights; agreements for the use of institutional facilities by outside entities; bookstore, food service and physical plant outsourcing agreements; and various arrangements with institutional vendors and consultants. He has particular experience in issues involving for-profit and not-for-profit corporate governance (including charter and bylaw drafting and revision, as well as issues arising in connection with Board proceedings), trustee fiduciary obligations, student disciplinary matters, education record confidentiality, corporate finance (including endowment administration under UMIFA and UPMIFA), health insurance and health benefits administration. Mr. Zaccheo is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), and has served as a guest lecturer at Syracuse University and as an adjunct faculty member at University College of Syracuse University.