Institutions of Higher Education are increasingly finding themselves in the crosshairs of high-profile criminal enforcement efforts. Recent headlines have highlighted a number of investigations and prosecutions that have achieved literal celebrity status:
- The indictments and convictions of wealthy parents of college applicants in the Varsity Blues investigation, who are alleged to have paid bribes in order to gain their children’s admission to prestigious colleges.
- The indictments and convictions of college coaches, sports agents, and sportswear company executives alleged to have paid bribes to students and their parents in exchange for commitments to play basketball at certain universities.
- The high-profile “Me Too” investigations into allegations by current and former students of sexual assault by college coaches and faculty members, including at Penn State, Michigan State, and other universities.