Jerry Tanenbaum heads the firm’s Education Department, which is concentrated on representing families and students in disputes with school districts,
colleges and universities. Mr. Tanenbaum represents students with special learning needs or other disabilities in seeking academic and social/emotional supports and services, including the placement at private specialized schools and tuition reimbursement. His practice also includes matters involving student discipline, and school-related bullying and harassment. Mr. Tanenbaum has also represented teachers facing discipline or improper treatment by their school districts or superiors, and even school board members in matters involving school board ethics practices.
In the area of general civil litigation, Mr. Tanenbaum has represented businesses and individuals in matters relating to contract disputes, restrictive covenants, employment, trademark infringement, and premises liability.
Mr. Tanenbaum is an adjunct professor at the Beasley
Temply University School of Law, where he teaches a course on Special Education Law in the USA. He is also an active lecturer and writer, and has presented seminars to educators, attorneys, other professionals and parents on the No Child Left Behind Act, General Rights and Obligations of the IDEA and Section 504, The Legal Issues of Harassment and Bullying, and A Parent’s Right to Educational Records under Federal Law.
Some of his publications include “The Third Circuit Provides New Guidance Regarding the Interaction of ‘Least Restrictive Environment’ and ’Meaningful Benefit,” published at www.amicusforchildren.org (Feb. 2004), “School Districts Cannot Ignore Social Emotional Needs,” published in the Autism Society of Berks, PA, Summer 2004 Newsletter, and “A Blow to Bullying in School”, The New Jersey Law Journal, January 16, 2006.