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Faust Featured Presenter at Online Lehigh U Special Ed Law Symposium

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New Britain, PA – Partner Andrew E. Faust of Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams will be a featured presenter at the annual Lehigh University Special Education Law Symposium, to be delivered remotely via distance learning per social distancing guidelines, on June 22, 2020.

Faust, who participates annually in the symposium, will reprise his role in “You Be the Judge: Dueling Attorneys,” a session addressing common special education issues faced by districts. Faust will present the perspective of an attorney who represents school districts in Pennsylvania. Joining Faust will be Dennis McAndrews, an attorney who represents parents, and Pennsylvania hearing officer Brian Jason Ford. Faust and McAndrews will discuss a situation involving a fictitious student and share their perspectives on the scenario, such as whether the district has fulfilled its obligation or whether the student is entitled to compensatory education. Ford and the workshop participants will then collaborate on a ruling in the matter.

Faust is a widely recognized authority in the areas of special education, student services, and student civil rights. He has represented school districts and intermediate units at every level of the federal and state judicial and administrative systems, lectured widely to audiences of educators and attorneys, and testified as an expert witness in court proceedings and before state and federal agencies.

The presentation is part of Lehigh University’s intensive one-week symposium to be held June 21-26, 2020. For more information, contact or call (610) 758-5557.

Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams, LLP was formed in 1995 by nine experienced education lawyers who created the first private law practice in Pennsylvania dedicated entirely to Education Law. Since then, the firm has grown to 20 attorneys who represent over 290 school and municipal entities as Solicitors or as Special Counsel in more than 50 counties throughout Pennsylvania.

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