Accrediting Organizations

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Elise Scanlon has served as outside counsel to accrediting organizations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation.

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Cherry Blossoms in Spring

The firm provides consultative advice on accreditation best practices and aligning accreditation standards with organizational culture and development goals.

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Policy & Regulation


We monitor higher education policy at all levels, keeping our clients informed of developments in the U.S. Department of Education and key legislative committees.

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Non-Profit Management


We advise organizations, including accrediting bodies and institutions, on governance practices that enable strong and effective leadership.

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Contact Us

Elise Scanlon Law Group
1501 M Street NW
Seventh Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

Call Us Direct
Elise Scanlon: (202) 872-6767
Brandon Sherman: (202) 349-4278

About Elise Scanlon
Elise ScanlonElise’s practice focuses on advising accrediting agencies and institutions of higher education on policy, state and federal regulation and quality assurance and improvement protocols. She also advises nonprofit organizations with a focus on board governance, management and strategic planning and development.
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About Brandon Sherman
Brandon ShermanBrandon’s practice focuses on advising clients on higher education policy and regulation. He monitors developments in legislation and regulation, providing detailed impact analysis to both institutional and accreditation clients, to assist with their own planning and regulatory compliance.
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