Addressing the Security Risks of University Foreign Funding

By: Richard S. Hartunian | Scott T. Lashway | Matthew M.K. Stein
– Law360

Manatt partners Scott Lashway and Richard Hartunian and special counsel Matthew Stein authored an article for Law360 about the security risks associated with U.S. colleges and universities accepting foreign funding. In particular, the article discussess three things that higher education institutions should keep in mind when accepting internationally sourced funding:

  • Due diligence is critical before receiving funding or opportunities for foreign collaboration
  • Foreign funding, even if disclosed, can create a risk of economic espionage
  • Accepting foreign funding can consequentially impact student privacy

To learn more, read the full article here. The authors also published a client alert on this topic, which can be found here.



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