Operation Varsity Blues: Insights on the College Admissions Scandal from a Former ProsecutorOn March 26, 2019 by Schnader in Criminal Defense
Laurel Gift published a client alert, “Operation Varsity Blues: Insights on the College Admissions Scandal from a Former Prosecutor.” Gift chairs Schnader’s Internal Investigations, Ethics and Compliance practice group and also chairs the Criminal Defense practice group.
The client alert assesses the massive criminal indictment by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) concerning college admissions fraud, drawing out crucial lessons for higher education leaders. From her perspective as a former prosecutor, Gift finds some of the most important takeaways to be hidden within the hundreds of pages of materials released by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. At this point, college officials may want to prioritize compliance actions and internal investigations to ensure they are not surprised as the federal case spreads over time.