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Mintz Levin’s Raymond D. Cotton to Speak at American Council on Education’s “Advancing to the Presidency” Workshop

10.09.2012 - 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 “Advancing to the Presidency” workshop  presented by American Council on Education (ACE). The workshop is being held October 10-11 in Washington, D.C. 

Mr. Cotton’s presentation, “Reaching an Agreement: Making the Right Choice and Negotiating that Contract,” will address the need for an employment agreement that is fair to the president, the key elements of the contract, the negotiation process, and how to obtain an excellent package, foster positive relations with a governing board, and avoid contract-related controversies.  His presentation will take place on Thursday, October 11 at 1:30 pm.

The ACE workshop is designed specifically for senior administrators who will be seeking a presidency within the next 2 years.  The two-day workshop will focus on developing an effective presidential search strategy, gaining a better understanding of the search process, interview and CV/resume critiques and successful transition strategies.

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.

Mr. Cotton was listed in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA: American’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation in Washington, DC.  He was also named to the 2013 list of Best Lawyers in America for Education Law.

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