Kristina Gill

Special Counsel

  • Kristina Gill
  • Phone: +1 202 776 5246
    Fax: +1 202 403 3665

    Import to Address Book

  • Duane Morris LLP
    505 9th Street, N.W., Suite 1000
    Washington, DC 20004-2166
    USA

Kristina Gill practices in the area of education law. Ms. Gill’s practice focuses on issues related to federal and state higher education law from both a policy and regulatory compliance perspective. Her experience and advice includes issues surrounding compliance with the federal regulatory process, particularly as related to the Title IV student financial aid programs authorized by the Higher Education Act and administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

Specifically, Ms. Gill counsels institutions regarding institutional, student and program Title IV eligibility requirements, including Title IV program review and audit response and resolution, Title IX (sexual harassment) and Clery Act (campus safety) compliance, Annual Safety Reports, EEOC complaints, change of ownership questions and approvals, incentive compensation, licensing requirements, state authorization (on-ground and distance education), DOD/VA educational benefit regulations, gainful employment compliance, and borrower defense to repayment issues. She also advises schools regarding consumer protection and disclosure regulations and trends, and a variety of other legal and regulatory issues impacting educational institutions, including marketing and advertising practices, and third party servicer relationships.  She assists clients in providing formal responses to rulemaking and draft legislation.  

As a former staffer on Capitol Hill and registered lobbyist, Ms. Gill brings an insiders perspective to the federal legislative process. She has a strong command of the intersection between policy and regulations. She works with clients to develop advocacy and engagement strategies for issues related to higher education and more specifically the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. She is a speaker at higher education conferences on emerging and on-going regulatory issues impacting postsecondary educational institutions.

Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2000
    - Managing Editor, Public Contract Law Journal
  • University of Maryland, School of Public Affairs, Master of Public Management, 1995
  • University of Minnesota, B.A., 1992

Experience

  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Special Counsel, 2016-present
  • Education Management Corporation
    - Director, Government Relations/Legislative and Policy Analysis, 2010-2016
  • U.S. Congressman John Kline
    - Legislative Counsel and Speechwriter, 2007-2008
  • Federal Judicial Center, Research Division
    - Contract Researcher, 2001-2003
    - Research Attorney, 2000-2001
    - Student Researcher, 1998-2000
  • Federal Funds Information for States
    - Senior Program Analyst, 1994-1997
  • U.S. Congressman Jim Ramstad
    - Legislative Assistant, 1992-1994

Professional Activities

  • National Association of Women Lawyers 

  • American Bar Association

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter: "Borrower Defense to Repayment: Triggers and New Arbitration Agreement," Duane Morris Webinar, May 1, 2019 (Washington, DC)

  • Speaker: "The Legal Update," California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS) April 8, 2019 (Sacramento, CA)

  • Co-Instructor: "Title IX Coordinator Training Course," 2018 Annual Conference of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools, October 19, 2018 (Orlando, FL)

  • Presenter: “Revised Borrower Defense to Repayment Notice of Proposed Rulemaking," Duane Morris Webinar, August 2, 2018 (Washington, DC)

  • Speaker: "Legal Workshop," American Association of Cosmetology Schools, 2018 School Leaders Summit, April 9, 2018 (Washington, DC)

  • Presenter: U.S. Department of Education Gainful Employment Negotiated Rulemaking – 3-Part Webinar Series, January – March 2018 (Washington, DC)

  • Presenter: U.S. Department of Education Borrower Defense to Repayment Negotiated Rulemaking – 3-Part Webinar Series, January – March 2018 (Washington, DC)

  • Speaker: "The New Audit Guide: How Will Your School Be Impacted And What Can You Do To Prepare?" Arizona Private School Association 50th Annual Conference, May 19, 2017 (Phoenix, AZ)

  • Speaker: "Title IX: What To Do After You Receive A Complaint," Arizona Private School Association 50th Annual Conference, May 19, 2017 (Phoenix, AZ)

  • Speaker: Regions Conference, "Focus on Misrepresentation: Best Practices for Identifying and Mitigating Risk," March 12, 2017 (Denver, CO)

  • Speaker: American Association of Cosmetology Schools, "Legal Workshop," 2016 Annual Conference, November 4, 2016 (Orlando, FL)

  • Speaker: American Association of Cosmetology Schools, "Latest Legal Trends That Could Impact Your School," 2016 Annual Conference, November 5, 2016 (Orlando, FL)

  • Speaker: American Association of Cosmetology Schools, "Annual Legal Update," 2016 Annual Conference, November 6, 2016 (Orlando, FL)

  • Co-Instructor: "Title IX Coordinator Training Course," 2016 Annual Conference of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools, November 7, 2016 (Orlando, FL)

  • Presenter: Duane Morris Webinar: Part 1 of 3, "Substantial Misrepresentation and the Borrower Defense to Repayment Rule" 3 Part Webinar Series, November 3, 10, and 17, 2016 (Washington, DC)