Global Education

Vinita knows what it takes to get educational organizations where they want to go. As head of the firm’s Global Education practice, she has led dozens of education projects for institutions from seven states doing business in nearly twenty of the world's leading markets.

The key to her effectiveness in this area lies in Vinita's thorough understanding of the unique challenges faced by educational institutions. She is savvy in guiding public universities through the complex regulatory and funding process involved in global expansion and is deeply experienced in leading private universities beyond their initial vision and onward to goal realization.

Vinita has earned acclaim for her advice in strategic planning for public and private colleges, universities, schools and educational research organizations around the world, and has supported some of the best-known national industry associations, including presenting roles with the National Association of College and University Attorneys and the University Partners Program for the Society of Financial Service Professionals.

While addressing the complex legal and tax issues at play, Vinita works with educational leaders and university counsel to devise and execute new market strategies, implement project development initiatives, and establish education support services and student recruitment initiatives. And because of Vinita’s practical experience in cross-border transactions, institutions of higher education from across the country seek her assistance with their local and global initiatives, including:

  • New market entry strategies
  • Educational franchising
  • Twinning arrangements
  • Educational support services
  • Distance learning arrangements
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances with foreign universities
  • Regulatory compliance and education funding issues
  • Addressing cultural implications
  • Employment law and faculty/expatriate issues
  • Real estate counseling
  • Tax counseling
  • Risk management

A selection of notable clients includes:

  • College of Wooster
  • Franklin University
  • Kent State University
  • RTI International
  • Wright State University
  • Valparaiso University

When and where it is needed, Vinita can serve as the global project manager for these initiatives, coordinating local counsel and ensuring a consistent flow of communication, billing, service delivery and budgetary expectations. Vinita is supported by the firm’s global network of law firms, SCG Legal, which provides her clients with access to 150 prestigious law firms worldwide with more than 11,000 practitioners.