Drinker Biddle Welcomes Elise Scanlon to Washington D.C. Office

WASHINGTON – Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP welcomes Elise Scanlon as counsel on the Education Law Team in the Government & Regulatory Affairs Practice Group. Scanlon, who joins the firm after having served as executive director from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT) for the last 10 years, will practice in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office.

“We are really excited to add Elise to our Education Team,” said John Przypyszny, head of the firm’s Education practice. “She is a well-regarded leader in her field, and her insight into accrediting institutions and postsecondary education will be a real asset to our clients.”
Scanlon spent nearly the past decade as the executive director at the ACCSCT. There, she has been a leading voice on national policy issues impacting accreditation and postsecondary education. “Joining Drinker Biddle feels like the natural next step in my career progression” said Scanlon. “I am looking forward to joining a team that is so well respected in the higher education community.”

Scanlon earned her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. She received her bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in history, with minors in education and French, from Dickinson College.

Drinker Biddle’s Education Law Team, primarily based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office, provides a full range of legal services with the goal of helping clients achieve their missions and objectives. The team is a coordinated, multidisciplinary group, with broad experience that gives the necessary perspective to resolve legal issues in an arena as dynamic and complex as higher education. The team offers demonstrated national leadership in handling the core issues of postsecondary educational institutions and brings to these engagements deep knowledge of the legal and regulatory environment in which they operate.


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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, a national law firm with nearly 700 lawyers in 12 offices, concentrates on providing clients with the best possible service in areas such as education, government and regulatory affairs, intellectual property, employee benefits and executive compensation, labor and employment, corporate and securities, commercial litigation, communications litigation, health law, products liability and mass tort litigation, real estate, corporate restructuring, environmental, insurance coverage, investment management, life insurance and annuities, and private client services. For more information, visit www.drinkerbiddle.com.

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