Practice Areas

  • Education
  • Title IV Eligibility & Compliance
  • Accreditation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Program Reviews & IG Audits
  • State Licensing
  • Litigation

Bar Memberships

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Industry Expertise

  • Education
  • Non-profit Institutions, Colleges & Universities
  • Private Equity Firms & Investors
  • Public Educational Institutions
  • Special Ed Advocacy Groups
  • State & Local Education Agencies
  • Student Financial Assistance Providers & Services
  • For Profit Post Secondary & Training Institutions


  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 1991
  • BS, New York University, 1988

Joel M. Rudnick


Joel Rudnick is a principal in the firm’s education practice and has specialized in representing colleges, investors, and lenders on compliance, litigation and transactional matters for 20 years.

Joel advises clients on compliance issues arising out of all aspects of the federal, state, and accrediting agency regulation of public and private postsecondary educational institutions with a primary focus on Title IV matters. 

Joel has extensive experience representing institutions in proceedings before the United States Department of Education as well as in federal court and before accrediting bodies and state licensing agencies.  He also counsels schools and investors on regulatory and transactional matters arising from the acquisition and capitalization of post secondary educational institutions.

Joel speaks frequently on breaking regulatory issues affecting the financial aid community, including at APSCU, NASFAA, and state and regional conferences and seminars.

Joel graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1991. He lives in the Washington area with his wife Patty and their son and daughter.

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