Educational Publishing, Technology & Services

Education is the second largest sector of the U.S. economy, after healthcare. Effective education is the critical factor in enabling individuals to achieve economic prosperity and in driving global competitiveness. The educational model that prevailed throughout the 20th Century is widely recognized as outmoded and is evolving at an accelerating rate to meet the dramatic new challenges of the 21st Century. This evolution is reflected in rapidly changing business models and market conditions for educational publishers, technology companies, and service providers including both for-profit and not-for-profit academic institutions.

Attorneys in Dorsey’s Educational Publishing, Technology and Services Industry Group regularly counsel both well-established and emerging companies and institutions serving the early childhood, K-12 and higher education markets. These engagements span a wide range of legal areas including mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, intellectual property (copyrights, trademarks, patents and trade secrets), tax planning, and commercial litigation. Dorsey’s clients represent all education industry sectors including traditional and online publishing, testing and assessment, e-learning, and academic and administrative services.

Dorsey’s Educational Publishing, Technology and Services Industry Group brings together attorneys across the firm’s Practice Areas, and across all the firm’s offices in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia-Pacific, to serve these educational companies and organizations.

The firm’s Practice Areas most relevant to this industry sector include the following:

Corporate and Transactions

Intellectual Property

Employment and Benefits


Other Practice Areas