Offit Kurman Attorneys Jef Fagan and Scott Kamins to Speak About Independent School Safety and Security at 2019 NBOA Annual Meeting
Maple Lawn, MD | January 28, 2019 Offit Kurman attorneys James Edward “Jef” Fagan, III and Scott Kamins are scheduled to speak about school safety and security at the upcoming 2019 National Business Officers Association (NBOA) Annual Meeting in San Diego. Their session, entitled “School Safety and Security: How Safe is Your School?,” will take place on March 4th from 3:15–4:30pm.
Together with Hayden Moore, President and Chief Operating Officer of Watkins Security Agency, Mr. Fagan and Mr. Kamins will discuss active shooters and other safety and security threats in the context of independent schools. The session will feature legal updates, new legislation, and best practices on school security plans, safety training, disaster drills, social media and cell phone threat policies, communication with police and security officers, and other related topics. NBOA advises attendees to “[p]lan for a lively debate on guns in schools stimulated by both the latest law and legislation as well as the practical advice of a security expert.”
An independent school is any private school owned and controlled exclusively by an independent board of governors or trustees. Such schools receive no public funding and are not subject to governance from any outside entity, such as a church.
NBOA is the leading national association for independent school business officers and business operations staff. Founded in 1998, the nonprofit organization counts among its members more than 1,400 schools from every region in the United States, as well as international schools in Canada, Mexico, and more than a dozen other countries. NBOA’s members are committed to promoting best practices and standards of excellence in every area of independent school administration, from accounting and human resources to technology, risk management, facilities, and more.
”We look forward to seeing independent school business officers from around the country in March at the NBOA conference. School safety and security goes beyond common sense, and the lessons learned over the last several years will be presented in a lively discussion format.”
Mr. Fagan is a seasoned litigator and counselor with over twenty-five years of experience as a practicing attorney. He has represented both small and large companies and has spent one half of his career as in-house counsel to two large governmental entities. His core practice areas are labor and employment, commercial litigation, government contracts, and education law. In March of 2018, his article, “Department of Labor PAID Program: Amnesty Provision or Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?,” was published in NBOA’s Net Assets magazine.
Mr. Kamins focuses his practice in the areas of labor and employment law. As an advisor and litigator, Mr. Kamins assists employers in matters such as collective bargaining agreements, terminations and investigations, employee handbooks, employment contracts, training, and more. He has served as lead trial attorney in state and federal courts throughout the U.S. in numerous employment disputes, as well as chief spokesperson and lead negotiator in over 300 collective bargaining agreement negotiations for employers throughout the U.S.—and in Canada and Puerto Rico—and lead trial attorney in Unfair Labor Practice cases, Representation Cases, and other matters before the National Labor Relations Board.
In the weeks and months leading up to the event, Offit Kurman’s attorneys will publish resources and guidance about guns in schools and other safety topics and legal concerns independent schools face. To learn more, or to get in touch with an attorney, visit offitkurman.com.
ABOUT JAMES FAGAN
James ("Jef") Edward Fagan, III is a seasoned litigator and counselor with over twenty-five years of experience as a practicing attorney. He has represented both small and large companies and has spent one half of his career as in-house counsel to two large governmental entities. He brings a mature and measured approach to legal matters, and his primary objective is the prompt and efficient resolution of disputes and legal concerns. Jef’s core practice areas are labor and employment, commercial litigation, government contracts and education law.
ABOUT SCOTT KAMINS
Mr. Kamins focuses his practice in the areas of labor and employment law. He has served as chief spokesperson and lead negotiator in over 300 collective bargaining agreement negotiations for employers in many industries throughout the United States, and in Canada and Puerto Rico, and lead trial attorney in Unfair Labor Practice cases, Representation Cases and other matters before the National Labor Relations Board. Mr. Kamins counsels employers on a day-to-day basis on strategies for interpreting and maximizing rights under collective bargaining agreements, handling terminations and investigations, compliance with the law, and all other aspects of the employment relationship. Mr. Kamins also assists employers in developing and implementing strategies relating to maintaining a non-union workplace.
ABOUT OFFIT KURMAN
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