Andrea Jolliffe is a partner in the Athens Office of HBS where she has practiced since joining the firm in December, 2006. Andrea's practice is devoted exclusively to the representation and defense of public and private entities, with a particular emphasis and interest in issues related to the provision of services to special populations. Because the needs of special populations arise in multiple areas of practice, Andrea works with four of the firm's premier practice groups: Aging Services, Education, Employment and Government Liability. She is frequently called upon to handle the early resolution and defense of long-term care litigation, complex special education disputes, deficient performance in the provision of services to special populations, disability-related employment matters and claims related to the accessibility of public services.
Andrea has represented public and private entities in litigated cases involving discrimination and harassment, including claims brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family Medical Leave Act and Title IX of the Education Amendments Act. Andrea also provides advice and counsel to help clients avoid litigation through policy review, specialized training and the provision of investigative services. Andrea has successfully defended claims of discrimination and harassment at both the trial and appellate level, and regularly assists clients in responding to EEOC and other administrative complaints involving issues of discrimination and harassment.
Andrea is frequently called upon to assist with employment-related disputes involving employees who self-identify as disabled, and in responding to the deficient performance of employees who are responsible for providing direct services to special populations. Andrea's knowledge and familiarity with high-stakes issues related to the provision of aging and special education services has enabled her to successfully defend discipline decisions of schools and health care providers, in both administrative and judicial proceedings.
J.D., University of Maryland School of Law
Georgia Superior Courts, 2003 Georgia Court of Appeals, 2006 U.S District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 2004 U.S District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, 2007 U.S Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, 2007
Western Judicial Circuit Bar Association
National School Board Association Council of School Attorneys
Georgia Council of School Board Attorneys
"Board Training and Work Session on Governance Policies," Training for Board of Education Client, March 2013
"Protecting Student Privacy Rights Lawfully Managing Student Education Records," National Business Institute, 2011
"FAPE on a Budget," Georgia Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference, 2011
"Education Advocacy in Public Interest," University of Georgia, Working In the Public Interest Conference, 2010
"Georgia Special Education Law," National Business Institute, 2009
"Developing Successful IEPs: Five Steps to Success," Special Education Compliance Training for School District Client, 2009
"Keys to Compliance with IDEA," Special Education Compliance Training for School District Client, 2009
"Georgia Special Education Law," Compliance Training for School District Client, 2009
"Key Special Education Issues for School Principals" Special Education Compliance Training for School District Client, 2008
"Conducting Legally Compliant Manifestation Determinations," National Business Institute, 2008
"Lawfully Managing Student Records Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act," National Business Institute, 2008
"Taking a Closer Look at How Student Records are Defined Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act," National Business Institute, 2007