Raymond D. Cotton to Speak at American Council on Education’s Spectrum Executive Leadership Program

03.26.2013 - Washington, DC

Raymond D. Cotton, Vice President of Higher Education of ML Strategies, LLC and a Member of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., will be speaking at the American Council on Education (ACE) Spectrum Executive Leadership Program.  The purpose of the program is to prepare senior level administrators from underrepresented groups to be strong candidates for university presidencies and chancellorships in the near term.  The program takes place March 28-29 in Alexandria, Virginia.

Mr. Cotton’s speech is entitled, “Reaching an Agreement: Negotiating Your Contract, Knowing Your Options.”

ACE is the nation’s most visible and influential higher education association.  It represents the presidents of U.S. accredited, degree-granting institutions, which include two- and four-year colleges, private and public universities, and nonprofit and for-profit entities.

Mr. Cotton represents higher education and other non-profit executives and boards of trustees. His clients include colleges, universities, associations, and other non-profits. He has represented over 300 university boards of trustees, college presidents, and other non-profit executives during his more than 25 years in practice. He frequently counsels both boards of trustees and presidents on such matters as contracts, executive compensation, performance evaluation, goal-setting, current and deferred compensation, Intermediate Sanctions, Sarbanes-Oxley, and best practices for managing non-profit institutions. 

Mr. Cotton is a frequent speaker on the programs of higher education associations. He is also a regular contributor to the Chronicle of Higher Education.  He was listed in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation in Washington, DC.  Mr. Cotton was also named to the 2013 list of Best Lawyers in America for Education Law.

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