Joshua D. Nolan

Of Counsel

Biography

Joshua D. Nolan is a higher education attorney with a litigation background. Throughout his career, he has helped numerous universities, public institutions and private colleges handle many facets of education law, and he manages sensitive litigation and administrative actions for individuals, institutions and universities.

Josh understands that higher education law involves complicated and personal issues, so he takes an unbiased, professional and knowledgeable approach to identify, resolve and prevent such issues. Because he has more than 10 years of experience as a college administrator, he knows the intricacies of academic cultures and is able to anticipate risks and alleviate threats for his clients before they become problematic. He strives to empower his clients to handle difficult situations, leading them to a reasonable and compliant resolution.

Specifically, Josh’s experience includes risk management, privacy law compliance, campus conduct, First Amendment issues and student mental health intervention. He has performed investigations regarding sexual harassment and misconduct for both corporations and educational institutions. He manages Title IX, FERPA and Clery Act compliance and has drafted and reviewed student conduct, speech codes and crisis management policies and procedures. Likewise, he advocates for clients in both state and federal court and administrative hearings for regulatory, criminal and commercial litigation issues.

Professional & Community Activities
  • Member, Editorial Board, The Journal of College and University Law
  • Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Member, Association of Student Conduct Administrators
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Junior Achievement for North Central Ohio
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Hudson Montessori School
Presentations & Published Works
  • Presenter, “Ethics in Public Relations and Marketing,” AICUO Communicators Summit, January 2018
  • Speaker, "Best Practices for Managing Hazing and Risky Behaviors," Association of Independent Colleges & Universities of Ohio (AICUO), December 2017
  • Speaker, "Public Records & Private Police," Webinar, October 2017
  • Speaker, "Dealing with Campus Sexual Misconduct in a Post-2011 Dear Colleague Letter World," Webinar, September 2017
  • Speaker, "Sending Students Home - Interim Suspensions & Safety Concerns," Webinar, September 2017
  • Speaker, "Title IX Enforcement Changes - Initial Read," Webinar, September 2017
  • Speaker, Civil Rights Coordination and Investigation Training for K-12 School Administrators, August 2017
  • Speaker, "What You Missed This Summer - College & University Edition," Webinar, August 2017
  • Speaker, "Athletic Culture in the Age of Title IX," Webinar, July 2017
  • Speaker, "Title IX Litigation Update," Webinar, July 2017
  • Speaker, "Title IX 2.0," AICUO Affiliate Member Conference, June 2017
  • Speaker, "Emotional Support Animals on Campus," Webinar, June 2017
  • Speaker, "Title IX Policy Tune-Up for Colleges and Universities," Webinar, June 2017
  • Speaker, "Trauma-Informed Title IX Training," Various Colleges, June 2017
  • Speaker, "Minors on Campus - Issue Spotting," Webinar, April 2017
  • Speaker, “Concealed Carry on College Campuses & Government Buildings – Important Changes in Ohio SB 199,” Webinar, March 2017
  • Speaker, “Transgender Guidance Withdrawal: Where Are We Now?” Webinar, February 2017
  • Speaker, "Student Conduct Board/Investigator Two-Day Workshop," Various Colleges, January 2017
  • Speaker, "Title IX Investigator Two-Day Workshop," Various Colleges, January 2017
  • Speaker, “Title IX Investigator Training,” Various Colleges, October 2016
  • Speaker, Title IX Investigative Training Workshop, August 2016
  • Speaker, Title IX Investigator/Adjudicator Training, August 2016
  • Speaker, “Title IX Investigator Training Two-Day Workshop,” Various Colleges, July 2016
  • Speaker, “Introduction to Title IX Investigations,” Buckeye Association of School Administrators, February 2016
Bar Admissions & Activities
  • Admitted, State of Ohio, 2009
  • Admitted, Northern District Court of Ohio
  • Admitted, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member, Ohio Bar Association
  • Member, Akron Bar Association
Awards & Recognition
  • Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers (General Litigation; Schools & Education), 2013–2018
Education
  • University of Akron School of Law (J.D. cum laude), 2009
  • Indiana University (M.S. in Higher Education and Student Affairs), 1999
  • Boston College (B.A. in English), 1997
Insights & Resources
Upcoming Events
JAN
25
Seminars

When: Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Where: Bricker & Eckler LLP

Who: Melissa M. Carleton, Joshua D. Nolan

MAR
16
Seminars

When: Friday, March 16, 2018 at 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Where: Bricker & Eckler LLP

Who: Melissa M. Carleton, Joshua D. Nolan


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