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Who We Are

Our partners have served at the highest levels of government service and practiced with elite private law firms.

Our Student Defense practice is headed by Shanlon Wu, a former federal prosecutor and member of Cohen Seglias, a practice that includes white collar, whistleblower, and select corporate matters. Read more about Attorney Wu’s experience and our practice group.

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Our Approach

We protect your future by defending your present.

We advise you of the best tactics and strategies for minimizing disruption of your studies and minimizing the danger to your academic and future professional career. Sometimes that means face to face meetings with school officials on your behalf. Other times behind-the-scenes preparation works best and the school will never even know you have a lawyer.

We’ve spent a lot of time talking with college and university administrators and professors.

We understand the thinking and goals behind college/university discipline codes and enforcement. Because each school’s discipline codes and procedures are different (sometimes in subtle, sometimes in significant ways) we’ll guide you based on your situation and your school.
We’re particularly good at handling cases where you might face both criminal and college/university charges at the same time because criminal defense is second-nature to us. We were federal prosecutors. We know how police, prosecutors and the courts think. We can guide and defend you in criminal cases ranging from the most minor to the most serious. And we never lose sight of how the criminal case may affect your educational career and beyond.

We move fast because student defense cases move fast.

The time between an alleged conduct violation and the scheduling of a disciplinary conference or hearing can sometimes be only a matter of days. So we’ve developed a rapid-response protocol to assess and capture all important information as quickly as possible.
Between the time of your first phone call to us and our first in-person meeting, we will have assigned you a lawyer and an investigator, and given you specific recommendations for evidence gathering and preservation. You’ll have access to your lawyer and investigator via cell phone and text and will work closely with them to develop your defense.

Your present determines your future.

Don’t leave either up to anyone but you.
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