The Gallegos Legal Group, founded by Yolanda Gallegos, is a national education law practice, representing colleges and universities around the country. Gallegos Legal Group specializes in higher education regulatory compliance and risk management in areas associated with federal student aid, student grievances, civil rights laws, and contract law.
Yolanda has successfully defended dozens of institutions in program reviews and audits before the U.S. Department of Education and she has extensive experience in accreditation, and state licensing.
This summer Thomson-Reuters will be publishing her chapter on the recent Violence Against Women Act regulations in Inside the Minds: Emerging Issues in College and University Campus Security. Also this summer, AudioSolutionz will release her book, Gainful Employment Regulations: The Metrics Reloaded.
Upcoming presentations: "Negotiating Vendor Contracts in Higher Education for APSCU," June 2015.
Yolanda received her J.D. in 1986 from the University Of New Mexico School Of Law and her LLM in Advocacy from Georgetown University Law Center in 1989. She is a member of both the District of Columbia and New Mexico Bars. The D.C. Bar selected Ms. Gallegos Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year in 1989.