Blain Butner

Partner at Cooley LLP

Blain Butner

Blain Butner

Partner at Cooley LLP

Biography

Blain Butner is a partner in Cooley's Business department and Co-chair of the Firm's Higher Education practice group. He was formerly the Co-leader of the Higher Education Practice and a member of the Board of Directors of Dow Lohnes, which merged with Cooley in 2014. He is resident in the Washington, DC office.

Mr. Butner has a broad practice in the field of legal issues of higher education institutions, with a particular emphasis on the Title IV federal student financial assistance programs administered by the U.S. Department of Education. He regularly advises clients with respect to institutional eligibility matters, program review and audit resolutions, preventive legal strategies, transactional and litigation matters, and many other aspects of complying with federal and other regulatory requirements.

Mr. Butner has handled Title IV and related regulatory matters for more than 300 institutions. His clients include public and not-for-profit colleges and universities, proprietary career colleges, publicly traded school groups, education associations and investment firms. He has also counseled numerous educational organizations as they convert to, and subsequently operate as, publicly traded companies registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Mr. Butner represents many colleges, universities and schools in matters before the U.S. Department of Education, state education agencies, accrediting bodies, student loan guaranty agencies, and other regulatory entities. He has conducted confidential internal reviews and investigations involving a myriad of regulatory issues for many of his educational clients.

Mr. Butner has conducted numerous training programs and seminars and written articles on student aid management and legal issues for the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, the National Association of College and University Attorneys, the College Board, and other national, regional and state higher education organizations and associations.

Mr. Butner has been recognized as a leading lawyer in Education Law by Best Lawyers in America.

Prior to joining Dow Lohnes, he was on the staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs.

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Partner at Cooley LLP

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Former Founding Partner at Cooley LLP

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Chief Executive Officer at Cooley LLP

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Chairman at Cooley LLP

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General Counsel at Cooley LLP

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Co-Chair, Securities Litigation Practice Group at Cooley LLP

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Co-Chair, Patent Counseling & Prosecution Practice Group at Cooley LLP

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Chair, Global Venture Capital Practice at Cooley LLP

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Cooley LLP is a provider of strategic litigation and business transaction services and is a representative of private and public companies, financial institutions, venture capital firms and nonprofit organizations. The company was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Co-Leader, Education Practice Group
1980 - Prior

Dow Lohnes PLLC provides legal services. Its practice areas include intellectual property, taxation, compensation and employee benefits, as well as specialty practices in aviation, election law, real estate and sports law. The firm was founded in 1918 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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Member, Board of Directors
Prior

Dow Lohnes PLLC provides legal services. Its practice areas include intellectual property, taxation, compensation and employee benefits, as well as specialty practices in aviation, election law, real estate and sports law. The firm was founded in 1918 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Political Donations
$250
2013

Executive Vice President at HR Policy Association

$300
2012

Senator from New York

$1,000
2012

Senator from Ohio

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Blain Butner is affiliated with Cooley LLP, Dow Lohnes PLLC, Dow Lohnes PLLC

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