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.

Charles P. Rose Joins Hogan Marren, Ltd.

Chicago, IL, December 3, 2014 – Hogan Marren, Ltd., is pleased to announce that Charles P. Rose, a nationally recognized education attorney, has joined the Firm as a shareholder to head the Firm’s Education Law practice.

Mr. Rose was nominated by President Obama to serve as General Counsel to the U.S. Department of Education and unanimously confirmed in 2009 by the U.S. Senate.  He served as the chief legal officer of the Department for almost two and a half years, advising the Secretary on all legal, regulatory and policy matters and was instrumental in the development and implementation of the Department’s education reform initiatives.  Mr. Rose also managed all of the Department of Education’s litigation and worked closely with the Department of Justice to determine the Obama Administration’s position in key court cases impacting education policies and programs.

“Charlie’s practice presents our Firm with some exciting challenges and possibilities,” said Ed Hogan, a founding partner of Hogan Marren.  “We think efficiently serving the growing education sector of our economy is something Hogan Marren is uniquely poised to do.  Charlie will be a great addition to the Firm.”

Mr. Rose brings a diverse practice to the Firm, with a background in education law and policy, labor and employment, government relations and regulatory affairs, corporate transactions, and civil rights enforcement.  He represents a wide variety of educational institutions – including public and private sector colleges and universities – as well as state agencies and municipalities, financial institutions, private equity firms, corporations, nonprofit foundations and tribal nations.

“We have worked with Charlie for a long time and know he has an established reputation for excellence in the area of education law and policy with over thirty years of experience,” said John Marren, another founding partner of Hogan Marren and one of the nation’s leading health care attorneys.  “His broad knowledge of the education field and related areas will benefit our current and future clients.”

“Hogan Marren’s national reputation for delivering high quality, cost effective and innovative legal services to its clients in the highly regulated health care sector offers a unique platform to serve the needs of a national education practice where our clients are facing similar policy, legal, regulatory and market pressures as in health care.  I am thrilled and honored by the opportunity to join Hogan Marren,” added Mr. Rose.

Mr. Rose received his Juris Doctor from DePaul University, College of Law, and his Bachelor of Arts from Villanova University.  He is admitted to practice in Illinois and the District of Columbia.  Prior to joining Hogan Marren, Mr. Rose was a partner in the education and government affairs practice of an Am Law 100 firm.

Hogan Marren is a Chicago law firm that values experience over size, focusing on practice areas, including, Health Care, Labor and Employment, Business, Real Estate, and Litigation, in which the Firm has developed real expertise that can add singular value to the legal services it provides its clients.  Hogan Marren has been consistently recognized as one of the nation’s top health care firms in Chambers’ USA Guide.

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