The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 includes nearly $23 billion in funding to institutions of higher education.
Experienced litigator Jeffrey Metzler counsels his clients on complex claims and investigations in the educational services industry.
Jeff has a diverse range of litigation and in-house experience. His practice focuses on advising and representing educational institutions and on public affairs. Jeff has litigated claims relating to civil rights (race, gender and disability discrimination), student discipline, admissions policies, financial aid, First Amendment, privacy, real estate and administrative law. Jeff also has served as trusted counsel to senior leaders in government and educational institutions, who rely on his judgment, creativity, client-orientation and problem-solving approach.
Represented universities in federal and state court and government investigations concerning allegations of race and gender discrimination, including Title IX claims by respondents who were dismissed after being found responsible for sexual misconduct.
Represented universities in government investigations into allegations of disability discrimination in student housing, academic accommodations, and website accessibility.
Authored Supreme Court amicus brief in landmark university affirmative action case.
J.D., Yale Law School, 2002
M.P.A., Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, 1999
Public Affairs Fellow
B.A., Brown University, 1995
magna cum laude
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Hon. Diana Gribbon Motz, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit