The panelists will discuss the most recent updates the legislature made in the 2017 session as they pertain to educators and educating our children.
Ms. Anderson is a partner at Strasburger & Price, LLP, where she serves as Chair of the firm's Governmental Law industry team. Ms. Anderson is a counselor and litigator who is passionate about representing government entities, including educational institutions. Ms. Anderson zealously guides schools through a variety of challenges, including constitutional law and civil rights, board fiduciary duties and governance, Texas Public Information Act, Texas Open Meetings Act, employee grievances and investigation, employee leave and discrimination, discipline and termination, policy drafting, and contract negotiation. Ms. Anderson tenaciously identifies legal solutions that are workable. She loves to leave a client better than she found them. Ms. Anderson is General Counsel for Texas PRIMA (Public Risk Management Association).
Ms.Gavin practices both family-based and employment-based immigration and nationality law. Over the past two and a half years, Ms. Gavin has gained experience with a variety of matters ranging from deferred action, to naturalization, to consular processing of both immigrant and non-immigrant visas. She has extensive involvement with and knowledge of a number of employment-based and family-based subjects, such as H-1B, L-1, E-1/E-2, I-140, AOS, I-130s, and waivers. Ms. Gavin also handles immigration court matters involving removal proceedings and suits against USCIS. She has assisted on cases involving waivers, immigration bonds, prosecutorial discretion requests, and applications for cancellation of removal. Ms. Gavin graduated magna cum laude from Texas A&M University with a B.A. in History in 2010. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law in 2015, graduating magna cum laude and receiving the Order of the Coif.
Mr. Hill focuses his law practice on public finance, representing cities, counties, school districts, special districts, nonprofit entities and financial institutions as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and disclosure counsel. Mr. Hill represents nonprofit entities in matters relating to formation, corporate governance and determination of exemption from federal income taxation. He has also successfully advocated the passage of legislation relating to nonprofit-entity finance in Texas. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Hill served for seven years as a United States Army Medical Service Corps Officer.
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