Nov. 5, 2019
9:00am - 11:00am
Primex Training Facility
Distinguished education law experts Gordon Graham and Dean Eggert will provide an overview of the major existing and emerging student privacy law exposures facing NH public school administrators, enriched by real world examples and useful best practice suggestions. Attendees will emerge from the session with information to:
- Identify red flags that could lead to privacy violation
- Respond to student privacy incidents appropriately
- Employ best practices to prevent student privacy issues
Dean B. Eggert
Dean has extensive experience representing school districts throughout the state in matters involving general school law and federal special education law. He is also an AV-rated jury trial lawyer with trial experience in the area of commercial litigation, products liability defense and municipal representation. He has represented manufacturers, distributors, banks, retailers and developers in complex commercial litigation, including computer conversion, anti-trust, products liability, breach of contract, land use and unfair competition cases.
Dean served as outside legal counsel for the City of Manchester School District from 1985 to 2008 and handled the litigation which led to the establishment of the District as a distinct corporate entity. Dean has authored numerous articles in the field of school law and lectures both locally and nationally on federal special education law and other school law issues. He is certified as a mediator and has served as a court-appointed mediator in over 80 cases.
Gordon B. Graham
Gordon Graham received his undergraduate degree from Duke University (A.B., cum laude, 1980) and his law degree from Suffolk University (J.D., 1986). He was admitted to the New Hampshire Bar in 1986. He was a Law Clerk for the New Hampshire Superior Court from 1986-1987. Gordon has been a member of the firm since 1987.
He concentrates his practice in school law and municipal law. He is a past President of the New Hampshire Council of School Attorneys and is a member of the Municipal Law Section of the New Hampshire Bar Association; New Hampshire Municipal Lawyers Association; New Hampshire Council of School Attorneys; and the New Hampshire and American Bar Associations. He was a member of the Derry Town Council from 1995-2001 and was its Chairman in 1997.
Gordon has taken an active role in many community organizations, including the Derry Conservation Commission, the Derry Development and Preservation Corp., the Derry Main Street committee, and he served as a trustee for the Alexander Eastman Foundation. He is currently a member the Derry 21st Century Learning Community Corporation and the Derry Village Rotary. He devotes his legal practice to advising town and school district clients on their complex legal needs, including the Right-To-Know Law, municipal budget law issues, annual meeting procedures and warrant article drafting, election law, management and use of capital reserves and trust funds, public policy and ordinance development, special education law, student discipline practices and procedures, bullying and harassment issues, administrative procedures and hearings, road law, and recreation, land and conservation issues. He also has extensive experience with public works contracts and municipal lease/purchase agreements.
He frequently represents public sector clients during construction contract negotiation, and has represented public sector clients in construction litigation, and arbitration. Gordon frequently advises clients on school tuition contracts, student assignment issues, manifest educational hardship cases, AREA and Cooperative school district issues, and SAU organization and reorganization. He has also represented municipalities during labor negotiations and has successfully negotiated many collective bargaining agreements.
Gordon has attended well over a hundred school district and town meetings for the firm’s clients and he has appeared successfully on behalf of public sector clients in the New Hampshire District Court, the New Hampshire Superior Court, the New Hampshire Supreme Court, the New Hampshire Federal District Court, the New Hampshire Department of Education, the Department of Labor, the PELRB and the Water Resources Board. Gordon is also a frequent presenter at municipal conferences and often provides in service training programs for the firm’s clients.
In 2019, the New Hampshire Association of School Business Officials selected Gordon as recipient of the Alexander J. Blastos Distinguished Service Award for his long record of guidance and support to the New Hampshire school business community.
Mike Ricker, Esq., General Counsel for Primex3 provides both legal counsel and legal loss prevention services to Primex3. Mike joined Primex3 in 2007 and has been instrumental in the development of several key education and training programs conducted by Primex3, such as harassment in the workplace, ethics and bullying. His extensive legal background - including but not limited to general litigation, municipal defense, business and employment litigation, medical malpractice and family law - and keen insight into the needs of public entities from a legal perspective, are just a few reasons why he is a valuable resource to the Primex3 membership. Prior to joining Primex3, Mike owned and operated his own law practice, worked as a litigation attorney in a large New Hampshire law firm, was an Assistant Attorney General for the State of New Hampshire, and worked in the New Hampshire Superior and Supreme Courts as a judicial law clerk.
As an IACET Accredited Provider, Primex3 offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET standard.