Jamie brings a uniquely broad background in education to college and university clients. He began his legal career in private practice defending and counseling on compliance and regulatory employment matters and went on to serve as deputy general counsel at the University of Iowa. Jamie joined Husch Blackwell’s Education practice group in March 2021 and has since conducted a number of investigations under Title IX and other campus policies, led training sessions on Title IX, investigations, and campus search and seizure issues, and counseled clients on accreditation and student and faculty conduct issues.

Before joining Husch Blackwell, Jamie served as chief legal counsel and chief of staff for Pitzer College, a private college in the Claremont Colleges consortium of four other undergraduate and two graduate institutions. In addition, Jamie earned a Ph.D. in Education Policy and Leadership Studies from the University of Iowa, has published widely, and stayed close to the classroom as an adjunct professor. Jamie stays connected to all sectors of the education industry – employers, educators, students, administrators, leadership, associations, governing bodies – in order to act as a liaison who can manage challenges or solve them quickly. Jamie is experienced with:

  • Labor & employment
  • Student affairs
  • Title IX
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Policy development & review
  • Accommodation issues
  • Threat assessment

Jamie has also developed and led training on a wide range of critical issues including public records and privacy issues under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), ethics, academic misconduct processes, fitness for duty, retaliation, investigations and terminations, and state gift law. He has negotiated purchasing, nondisclosure, international programs, educational affiliation and software licensing agreements. Additionally, Jamie has handled crisis response issues across campuses, including COVID-19 planning. He has led successful university defense of external complaint investigations and regulatory inquiries before the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), U.S. Department of Education, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), among other agencies.

Jamie Jorgensen

Jamie Jorgensen