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Lisa T. Scruggs is a partner with the law firm of Duane Morris, LLP, providing litigation and counseling services to schools, school reform organizations and other education industry clients. She handles a wide range of litigation, transactions and policy matters relating to new school development, teacher evaluation, credentialing and certification reforms, public/private education ventures, virtual education and parent and student civil rights. Lisa aims to serve education clients who need legal counsel founded upon a deep understanding of educational institutions and organizations, and focused on efficient, but comprehensive and creative problem solving. Lisa is a veteran commercial litigator who has been immersed in education reform throughout her career. She is a founding board member of Chicago?s only all-girls charter school and serves as a member of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools? National Litigation Council and its Model Law Advisory Board, as well as the Alliance for Public Charter School Attorneys? Advisory Board. At the Chicago Public Schools, Lisa served as senior policy advisor to the former CEO, United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. She has also served as an expert review panelist for United States Department of Education grant competitions, including the Race to the Top ? District competitions. Lisa is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, with an M.A. in education policy from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. from Georgetown University. She is a Fellow of the 12th class of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.