Duane Morris LLP is pleased to announce that Tony Guida, has joined the firm’s Education Law Group as a partner in its San Diego office. Guida’s addition expands the firm’s capabilities in representing higher education clients, including in the for-profit education center.

Guida focuses his practice on issues relating to higher education mergers, acquisitions and other substantive changes; federal and state regulatory matters; accreditation; government affairs and government response; and crisis management.

Guida has served in senior executive positions with two major publicly traded companies that owned and operated colleges and universities on multiple platforms, where his responsibilities included regulatory affairs and compliance, acquisitions and divestitures, government and public affairs, policy, strategic planning, new campus development, and public relations. He has also served as CFO and general counsel for a small proprietary college. Prior to joining the higher education industry more than 15 years ago, Guida was a partner in the litigation section of a Pittsburgh-based law firm.

Guida is a member of the board of directors of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities and a trustee of Oral Roberts University. He has previously served by appointment from the House of Representatives on the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, which was created by Congress to serve as an independent source of advice and counsel to Congress and the Secretary of Education on student financial aid policy. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania.

Guida is a frequent speaker at symposia and conferences on issues relating to higher education mergers, acquisitions, and other transactions and changes, licensing and accreditation, online education, federal and state higher education policy, and government affairs.

Guida earned his J.D. in 1986 from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he was Student Articles Editor of the Law Review. He earned his B.S. in Accounting, magna cum laude, in 1982 from the University of Dayton.



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