Debbie Osgood to speak at The Atlantic’s Education Summit

Debbie Osgood will speak on Title IX at The Atlantic’s third annual Education Summit in Washington, DC on April 11, 2017. For more information, visit the Summit's website.

AFL-CIO appoints Patrick E. Deady to the Board of Directors of the AFL-CIO’s LCC

On February 15, 2017, Richard L. Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO, appointed Patrick E. Deady to the Board of Directors of the AFL-CIO’s Lawyers Coordinating Committee (LCC). The forty-five LCC Board members help to shape the programs and priorities of the Committee, which meets annually to provide continuing legal education to lawyers representing AFL-CIO affiliated international, national and local unions and offers other educational programs throughout the year to respond to changes in the law or to otherwise advance the labor movement’s goals.

Debbie Osgood presents

"Transgender Students and Employees: How to Comply with the Latest Title IX Guidance"

Debbie Osgood will present an online seminar, Transgender Students and Employees: How to Comply with the Latest Title IX Guidance on Tuesday June 14, 2016 at 1pm Central Time. Debbie, a partner with Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose who has 25 years of experience with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), provides an understanding of Title IX and what this guidance means for colleges and universities. She will provide the most current interpretation of the recent guidance at just the right time: as educational institutions start to assess programs and activities in terms of their accessibility to transgender students and staff.  The webinar is hosted by Magna Publications. More information and registration is available here.

Justice Laura Liu Kasper

Laura Liu Kasper 2016

It is with profound sadness that we share the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Laura Liu Kasper.

Laura joined the litigation practice of our firm in 1998 and played a key role in many of our major cases.   In 2010, the Illinois Supreme Court appointed her to the Cook County Circuit Court.  She was the first Chinese-American female judge in the state and the first Chinese-American judge of any gender to serve in Cook County.

On February 3, 2014, Laura was appointed to the 1st District Appellate Court. 

Most importantly, Laura was a devoted wife and mother and a cherished friend and colleague. Our thoughts and prayers are with Michael, Sophie and all of Laura's family.  

Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd. Names Debora L. Osgood Partner in the Firm’s Education Group

Former High-Ranking U.S. Department of Education Official for the Office for Civil Rights Will Expand Education Group’s Civil Rights Practice


CHICAGO, Illinois; March 16, 2016 – Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd, a Chambers Ranked full-service law firm focusing on education, health care, and labor and employment, is pleased to announce that Debora L. Osgood has joined the firm as a partner in the firm’s education practice group.

Ms. Osgood served as a National Enforcement Director with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR). In that role, she was part of OCR’s senior leadership team and oversaw half of OCR’s 12 regional enforcement offices. With 25 years of experience at OCR, she is nationally recognized as an expert on the civil rights issues in education. Ms. Osgood previously held the Director and Chief Attorney positions in OCR’s regional office in Chicago.

"Bringing Debbie on board is an exciting opportunity for our firm," noted Ed Hogan, the Managing Shareholder and co-founder of Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd. "We look forward to expanding the education group’s civil rights practice and further bolstering our firm’s reputation as a premier national educational law practice. With Debbie’s expertise, the firm will offer our current and future clients the high quality, cost-effective, and innovative legal counsel they need to successfully navigate today’s complex and evolving regulatory issues.”

Debbie has extensive knowledge and experience in addressing the legal issues faced by schools, colleges and universities, including sexual violence and harassment, issues relating to transgender students, gender equity in athletics, student discipline, racial and disability harassment, accommodations for students with disabilities, and retaliation. She provided national leadership and training to OCR staff, including training on the investigation and resolution of sexual violence cases, Title IX athletics issues and OCR’s case processing procedures.

“Debbie’s first-hand perspective on federal civil rights enforcement will be invaluable for all of our clients,” said Charlie Rose, co-chair of the firm’s education group and a former Department of Education General Counsel. “I am delighted that Debbie has joined our firm and to be working with her again,” said Dennis Cariello, co-chair of the education group and a former OCR Assistant Secretary and Deputy General Counsel for the Department’s Postsecondary and Regulatory Services.

Ms. Osgood was selected as a member of the federal government’s Senior Executive Service. Ms. Osgood has a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and a B.A. in History from Brown University.  She is admitted to practice in Illinois and the District of Columbia.