Jonathan Tarnow is counsel on the Education Law team in the firm's Government and Regulatory Affairs Practice Group. His practice covers all aspects of the Higher Education Act (HEA), particularly matters related to the Title IV student financial aid programs. His range of experience includes advising nonprofit and for-profit educational institutions, education companies and private investors on changes of ownership and other transactions; counseling institutions through HEA compliance reviews, and challenging regulatory audit and program review findings. He routinely interfaces with U.S. Department of Education lawyers and program staff on behalf of clients, and has defended institutions in administrative hearings before the Departmentís Office of Hearings and Appeals and in federal court. Jonathan also counsels postsecondary institutions and educational entities in a proactive manner to avoid regulatory noncompliance, and has made presentations on various HEA requirements, the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA), and federal debarment regulations. He has presented at conferences of the Career College Association (CCA) and the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), and has been published in both organizationsí membership periodicals.
Jonathan served on the Board of Trustees of The George Washington University, where he was particularly active on the Student Affairs and Information Technology Committees. He was also a member of the universityís NCAA Certification Academic Integrity Committee, and its Self-Study Steering Committee for reaccreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Jonathan is past co-chair of the D.C. Bar Administrative Law and Agency Practice Section, and also served as chair of the section's Education Law and Policy Committee. Jonathan received his bachelor's degree in political science in 1993 and his J.D. degree in 1996, both from The George Washington University.