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Mintz Levin’s Raymond D. Cotton to Present at American Council on Education’s 94th Annual Meeting

03.09.2012 - Washington, DC

Presentation Will Address Presidential Employment Agreements

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 about presidential employment agreements at the 94th annual meeting of the American Council on Education (ACE). The meeting is being held March 10-13 in Los Angeles, CA.

Mr. Cotton’s presentation, “Presidential Employment Agreements: Necessity, Negotiation, and the Issues” 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. Mr. Cotton’s presentation will take place on Sunday, March 11 from 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM.

The ACE annual meeting, entitled “AHEAD OF THE CURVE”, will explore how to meet the challenges facing colleges and universities today with 50 informational sessions and networking opportunities with renowned higher education leaders, historians, authors and foundation representatives. The meeting attracts over 1,200 presidents, chancellors and other senior administrators from all sectors of American higher education and abroad.

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 250 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.

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