fbpx
Roger L. Swartzwelder
Shareholder
PROFILE

Roger's Profile

Roger Swartzwelder is a Shareholder and member of the Firm’s Education Practice Group.  He represents institutions of higher education in a wide array of regulatory, accreditation, and operational issues.

Prior to joining the Firm, Roger served nearly 14 years as general counsel and chief compliance officer for a multi-state system of colleges.  Roger previously was in private practice at Dow, Lohnes in Washington specializing in higher education matters. He also worked at a nationally recognized accrediting agency for more than 13 years, including more than eight years as Associate Executive Director and Associate Executive Director/In-House Counsel.

Roger received his Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration degrees from George Washington University and his Bachelor of Arts in History from Dickinson College.

CONTACT
T 202.868.5929
vCard
RELATED INDUSTRIES & SERVICES
BAR ADMISSIONS
State Bar:Virginia (Associate Status), District of Columbia
EDUCATION

George Washington University (J.D.)

George Washington University (M.B.A.)

Dickinson College (B.A.)

September 4, 2020
U.S. Department of Education Issues New Distance Education and Related Regulations
September 4, 2020 The U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) this week published final regulations in the Federal Register to update and revise re...
August 31, 2020
U.S. Department of Education Announces New CARES Act Reporting Guidelines and Updated COVID-19 Related Flexibility Deadlines
Updated Reporting for Student Portion of CARES Act Emergency Grants Today the U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) announced revised reporting guideli...
July 14, 2020
New Title IX Rules Take Effect in 30 Days
The new Title IX rules issued by the U.S. Department of Education (the “Department”) in May become effective on August 14, 2020, just one month from now.  Even though the new rules are facing several legal challenges, the effective date as of to...
June 11, 2020
U.S. Department of Education Releases Interim Final Rule on Student Eligibility for HEERF Emergency Grants
This afternoon, the U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) released an unofficial version of an Interim Final Rule (“IFR”) addressing the eligibil...
June 9, 2020
U.S. Department of Education Issues Final Title IX Regulations
June 9, 2020 Last month, the U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) released its long-awaited and controversial final rule regarding sexual harassment and...
May 18, 2020
U.S. Department of Education Releases Updated Guidance for COVID-19 Interruptions
Late on Friday, May 15, the U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) released updated guidance on a host of issues arising from int...
May 7, 2020
U.S. Department of Education Releases Interim Reporting Instructions for HEERF Emergency Student Grant Funds
May 7, 2020 Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) released interim instructions to institutions that received emergency grant...
April 22, 2020
U.S. Department of Education Announces Emergency Relief Funds Now Available
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) announced that...
April 13, 2020
U.S. Department of Education Releases Updated Information Regarding Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund of the CARES Act
Late on Friday, April 10, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) released additional instructions for institutions planning to apply for funds authorized by Sec...
March 20, 2020
AN UPDATE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS REGARDING COVID-19
Regulatory Guidance from the Federal Government March 20, 2020.  In light of the unprecedented challenges caused by the COVID-19 emergency, the Federal Government has taken significant steps to provide information to the public....
April 6, 2020
UPDATED GUIDANCE FROM U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Regulatory Flexibility Due to COVID-19 National Emergency On Friday, April 3, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) issued Upd...
November 11, 2019
CLIENT ALERT: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION RELEASES STATE AUTHORIZATION, NOTICE AND DISCLOSURE, AND INSTITUTIONAL ELIGIBILITY REGULATIONS
November 11, 2019 Contact: Roger Swartzwelder rswartzwelder@may...
September 9, 2019
CLIENT ALERT: 2019 BORROWER DEFENSE TO REPAYMENT
New Institutional Accountability Regulations Borrower Rights and Financial Responsibility Requirements...