Resume of Edward N. Stoner II

         edwardstoner@comcast.net


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

January 1981 to January 2005, non-equity partner and general partner, Reed Smith LLP.

Reed Smith is an international law firm of over 1,200 lawyers with offices in Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, the District of Columbia, California, France, Germany and the United Kingdom.

As an attorney resident in the Pittsburgh office, Mr. Stoner provided counseling and litigation services to private businesses and to a number of colleges and universities.

Mr. Stoner worked closely with all elements of campus communities including Presidents, Vice Presidents, administrative staff, students, faculty members, athletic directors, campus police, media relations offices, trustees and parents.

The institutions he has served include state universities and private colleges and universities with a wide variety of mission commitments, including Catholic, Church of the Brethren, Presbyterian, and Lutheran.

Mr. Stoner provided legal opinions on legal issues, working closely with in-house counsel, where present, and provides as well traditional legal services of reviewing contracts, drafting policies and counseling on legal impacts of proposed courses of action.

Mr. Stoner has conducted and managed litigation, including coordinating coverage and cost issues with insurance carriers and providing cost-effective legal services with minimal staffing.

Ed is an experienced litigator in both federal and state court, as well as before administrative and quasi-judicial forums such as the NCAA Infractions Committee as well as local, state and federal agencies. He has supervised associate and assistant attorneys and hired and supervised paralegals and staff.

As a Reed Smith attorney, Mr. Stoner conducted many confidential investigations on a wide range of issues.

Mr. Stoner has many years of trial practice, principally in federal court, at both the trial level and as an appellate advocate, including the full range of pre-trial motions and discovery, principally in the private sector. He has represented management in negotiating collective bargaining agreements with steelworkers, operating engineers, clerks, maintenance workers, teamsters, and K-12 teachers, as well as with maintenance, ground crew and staff employees at private and state-related universities.
 
He has represented management in numerous labor contract arbitrations in the United States and in Canada on issues ranging from bidding, bumping and discipline to multi-million dollar pension claims.

Associate and Special Partner, Reed Smith LLP June 1972 to January 1981

Responsible for a wide variety of legal matters as assigned by partners, covering entire gamut of services provided by a full-service law firm: tax, pension, corporate, employment and litigation. Conducted collective bargaining in many contexts reflective of the steel industry. Participated in class action litigation, appellate litigation and jury and non-jury trials; exposure to advising executives of a wide variety of businesses, including higher education.

Retired, January, 2005.


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)

President and Chair of the Board of Directors, June 2001- June 2002.

Was responsible for management of 22-person national board of directors for a membership Association consisting of more than 1,400 campuses and 3,100 attorneys in the United States and Canada. Developed annual work plan to implement strategic goals, appointed and charged all committees and task forces, and developed board meeting agendas. Had general oversight of the Association’s various activities through the administration of a $2 million-plus annual operating budget. Achievements included adoption of Association’s first comprehensive strategic plan, mission statement and strategic priorities integrated with financial planning, leadership development for Board of Directors to focus their creativity on matters of consequence, and implementation of technology-based Association services such as virtual seminars.

Other Leadership Positions in NACUA.

Immediate Past President, 2002-03; President, 2001-02; President-Elect 2000-01; First Vice-President, 1999-2000; Second Vice-President, 1998-99. Member at large, Board of Directors, 1988-91; 2002-03: Responsible for establishing overall policy, including oversight of financial activity of the Association.

Served as employment law resource to NACUA Executive Committee 1998-2001.

NACUA Committee Service

      Chairperson, Committee on Honors and Awards, 2003-04; Committee on Nominations and Elections, 2002-03; Committee on Annual Conference Program (Washington, D.C.) 1999-2000; Task Force on Payment of Speakers’ Fees, 1998-99; Ad Hoc Committee on Strategic Planning, 1992-93; Committee on Continuing Legal Education, 1991-92. Co-Chairperson, Ad-Hoc Committee on Professional Relations, 1989-90; Section on Intercollegiate Athletics, 1988-91. Member, Strategic Priorities Task Force, 2001; CEO Search Committee, 2000; Advisory Committee on Arrangements for Annual Conference 2000, 1998-99; Committee on Nominations and Elections, 2000-01 (ex officio), 2001-02 (ex officio), 1997-98, 1996-97; Committee on Program for Annual Conference, 2000-01 (ex officio), 2001-02 (ex officio), 1998-99, 1997-98, 1991-92; Committee on Arrangement for Annual Conference, 2000-01 (ex officio), 2001-02 (ex officio), 1997-98; Editorial Board, The Journal of College and University Law, 2000-01 (ex officio), 2001-02 (ex officio), 1996-97; Committee on Board Operations, 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96, 2000-01 (ex officio), 2001-02 (ex officio); Committee on Continuing Legal Education, 2000-01 (ex officio), 2001-02 (ex officio), 1992-93; 1990-91; Ad Hoc Committee on Electronic Networking, 1989-90; Committee on Member Services, 1988-89; Committee on Honors and Awards, 2000-01 (ex officio), 2001-02 (ex officio), 1988-89; Strategic Planning Committee, 2000-01 (ex officio), 2001-02 (ex officio); NACUA Institute Advisory Board, 2000-01 (ex officio); Task Force on ABA Specialty Certification 2000-01 (ex officio); Task Force on Affinity Groups and Sections 2000-01 (ex officio), 2001-2002 (ex officio); Committee on Professional Development 2000-01 (ex officio); Committee on Publications, 2000-01 (ex officio), 2001-02 (ex officio); Committee on Information Services, 2000-01 (ex officio).

Pennsylvania Attorneys Representing Colleges and Universities Convener and host, annual meetings of 20-40 attorneys who represented Pennsylvania’s colleges and universities (Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, 1988-2003).

Pro bono

Represented college classmate arrested in Caribbean island of St. Vincent (Bequia) on murder charge; presented case to President, members of Congress, State Department; coordinated media program, such as two programs on “ABC Nightline” with Ted Koppel; debated Prime Minister of St. Vincent on Fox TV hosted by Stan Goldman and CNN hosted by Greta Van Susteren on “Burden of Proof”; client ultimately acquitted (1996-97).
 

EDUCATION

Juris Doctor, University of Virginia, 1972 

      Member, Editorial Board, Virginia Law Review, 1970-72 

      Michie Publishing Company Honors Award, Legislative Drafting, 

      1972 Tax Professor Assistantship, 1970-72

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, 1969 

      Vice President, Board of Directors, WGRE-FM, 1966-69 News Director, WGRE-FM, 1966-69



PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Member, the Pennsylvania Bar, 1972- present.
 
Member, Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations, 1972-2005 (Bar number 15908).
 
Member, the Florida Bar, September, 2001-present (Bar number 497487)

Member, the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1977-present.

Admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals (Third Circuit), United States District Court (Western District of Pennsylvania), and all Pennsylvania and Florida Courts.

Member, Sigma Delta Chi, Society of Professional Journalists, 1968-present (National Roll Number: 43356)

Charter Member, Association for Student Judicial Affairs, 1989-present

Pennsylvania representative, Employment Law Alliance, www.employmentlawalliance.com through 2004. 


HONORS AND AWARDS

Stetson Conference Certificate of Appreciation for Meritorious Service—Stetson University College of Law, National Conference on Law and Higher Education, 15th Annual Conference, February 1994, Clearwater, Florida.

ASJA Distinguished Service Award—“In recognition of exceptional contribution in the area of judicial affairs.” Association for Student Judicial Affairs, 1995, Clearwater, Florida.

Thomas S. Biggs Award—The Award, named in honor of the former General Counsel of the University of Florida, signifies “Dedicated Legal Service to the University Community with highest and constant regard for individual morality and institutional integrity and the dignity of each student and colleague.” Stetson University College of Law, Stetson University School of Law National Conference on Law and Higher Education, 1996, Clearwater, Florida.

ASJA Honorary Lifetime Membership Award, given in recognition of a career of service to the Association for Student Judicial Affairs and to higher education student affairs professionals, June, 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah.

NACUA Life Membership Award, given in recognition of outstanding service and substantial contributions to the Association, June, 2006, National Association of College and University Attorneys' 46th Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois.


PUBLICATIONS

Refereed and Commissioned Publications
 
“The Model University Coaching Contract: A Better Starting Point for Your Next Negotiation.” 16 Journal of College and University Law 43 (1989).

“Harnessing the ‘Spirit of Insubordination’: A Model Student Disciplinary Code.” 17 Journal of College and University Law 89 (1990).

“Legal Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics,” published by NACUA (1990). Co-editor with Jeffrey H. Orleans, Executive Director, Ivy Group of Presidents.

“The Truth About College Discipline.” Chronicle of Higher Education (Dec. 13, 1996). Co-authored with Sheldon E. Steinbach, Vice President and General Counsel, American Council on Education.

“Annual Survey on Disciplinary and Academic Decisions Pertaining to Students—1997,” 25 Journal of College and University Law 293 (1998).

“Annual Survey on Disciplinary and Academic Decisions Pertaining to Students in Higher Education—1998,” 26 Journal of College and University Law 273 (1999).

“Burlington, Faragher, Oncale and Beyond: Recent Developments in Title VII Jurisprudence.” 26 Journal of College and University Law 645 (2000).

“Reviewing Your Student Discipline Policy: A Project Worth the Investment.” United Educators Insurance Risk Retention Group Inc. and Reed Smith LLP (2000).

“Annual Survey on Disciplinary and Academic Decisions Pertaining to Students in Higher Education—1999,” 27 Journal of College and University Law 313 (2000).

“Annual Survey on Disciplinary and Academic Decisions Pertaining to Students in Higher Education—2000,” 28 Journal of College and University Law 311 (2002).

“Disciplinary and Academic Decisions Pertaining to Students in Higher Education—2001,” 29 Journal of College and University Law 287 (2003).

“Judicial Deference to Educational Judgment: Justice O’Connor’s Opinion in Grutter Reapplies Longstanding Principles As Shown by Rulings Involving College Students in the Eighteen Months Before Grutter,” 30 Journal of College and University Law 583 (2004).

“Navigating Past the ‘Spirit of Insubordination’: A Twenty-First Century Model Student Conduct Code With a Model Hearing Script,” 31 Journal of College and University Law 1 (2004)

Books

Contributing Author, The Administration of Campus Discipline: Student, Organizational and Community Issues, First Chapter, pp. 3-42, College Administration Publishing, Inc. (1998)

Papers and Presentations

“Mr. Jefferson, Brandeis, and the Golden Rule: An Introduction to Effective Student Discipline Practices,” Association for Student Judicial Affairs, Donald D. Gehring Institute (Salt Lake City, 2003).

“How Will the Supreme Court’s Decisions in the University of Michigan Cases Impact Our Admissions Practices?” Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (Harrisburg, 2003).

“What Would You Do?” Change (The Magazine of Higher Learning) (co-author with Kathleen C. Santora, Esquire, published under the leadership of the American Association for Higher Education) at 44 (Vol. 35, No. 3; May-June 2003).

“The Secrets of Our Success,” Association of Student Judicial Affairs 15th Annual Conference (Clearwater Beach, Florida 2003).

“Two Attorneys, Two Views on Student Discipline,” and “Effective Student Conduct Code Responses To Sexual Conduct Cases,” California Coalition Against Sexual Abuse (CALCASA) Grantees Conference, Florida International University (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2002).

“Lessons Learned From Student Conduct Hearings,” University of Vermont, Legal Issues In Higher Education 12th Annual Conference with Dr. Lee Bird, CSAO, Oklahoma State University, President of ASJA (Burlington, Vermont 2002).

“A Primer on Preventive Law and Risk Management,” University of Vermont, Legal Issues in Higher Education 12th Annual Conference with George Meeker, Cornell University (Burlington, Vermont 2002).

“The ‘Harvard Model’ and Other Current Development in Dealing With Sexual Conduct By College Students,” California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA Teleconference presentation to grantees, 2002).

“Friends I Revere,” National Association of College and University Attorneys 42nd Annual Conference, Presidential Farewell Address (Boston, 2002).

“Student Discipline and Behavior Issues for Attorneys New to Higher Education,” National Association of College and University Attorneys CLE (Tempe, Arizona 2001),

“I’ve Got Dreams To Remember,” National Association of College and University Attorneys 41st Annual Conference, Presidential Inaugural Address (San Diego, 2001).

“What Every College Business Officer Needs to Know About FERPA,” Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers (EACUBO) (Chatham College, Pittsburgh, 2001).

“Mock Disciplinary Proceedings on Student Violations of Computer and Technology Use Policies (Harassment and Obscenity),” NASPA/NACUA Student Affairs Workshop (Denver, 2000).

“Student Misconduct In Instructional or Research Environments,” 21st Annual National Conference on Law and Higher Education, sponsored by Stetson University College of Law, with Melinda W. Grier, General Counsel, University of Oregon (Clearwater Beach, Florida 2000).

“Current Legal Issues on Campus,” American Council on Education Annual Conference (Washington, D.C. 1999) with co-presenters Dr. John Casteen, President, University of Virginia, and Elsa K. Cole, Vice President and General Counsel, National Collegiate Athletic Association.

“The Law of Alcohol on Campus,” National Association of College and University Attorneys (Orlando, 1999).

“Overview of Current Issues in Higher Education Law,” Annual Conference of Ohio Public College and University Attorneys (Columbus, 1999).

“A Primer on Student Issues for Attorneys New to Higher Education,” National Association of College and University Attorneys CLE (Tempe, Arizona 1998).

“What Every NACUA Lawyer Needs To Know About Student Discipline,” 38th Annual National Conference, National Association of College and University Attorneys (Philadelphia, 1998).

“Standards of Institutional Liability in Higher Education,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute Continuing Legal Education (Philadelphia, 1997).

“How to Conduct Student Behavior Investigations,” Texas A&M Student Affairs Staff Workshop (College Station, Texas 1997).

“Hear Today—Gone Tomorrow? Communicating Negative Information About Employees and Students,” 36th Annual National Conference, National Association of College and University Attorneys (1996)

“A Lawyer’s View of Student Personnel Administrators: Strengthening Our Alliance,” Keynote Speech, Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators, Summer Conference (San Antonio, 1994).

“The Legacy of Justice Blackmun’s Decision in Esteban v. Central Missouri State College: How It Helps Us Over Two Decades Later,” Western Missouri Chief Student Affairs Officers’ Conference (Missouri Western State College, Saint Joseph, Missouri 1993).

“Dealing With Students,” National Association of College and University Attorneys New Lawyers Workshop (Pittsburgh, 1995).

“One ‘Counselor’ to Another: Legal Issues Confronting College Counselors,” Western Pennsylvania College Counselors (Duquesne University, 1992).

“Understanding the Role of Law in College Student Discipline,” Kent State University (Ohio 1992). “How to Protect the University When Negotiating Employment Contracts With Athletics Coaches,” DePaul University Conference on Intercollegiate Athletics (Chicago, 1991).

“Acquaintance Rape: Confronting Difficult Student Violence Situations Under Your College’s Conduct Code,” Workshops for NACUA and NASPA members, presented with Dr. Dennis C. Golden (President of NASPA and CSAO, Duquesne University, and Dr. Sandra Diann Moore (Louisville, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia, 1991).

“Living In The World We Inhabit: How Lawyers Can Help Campus Discipline Officers,” Judicial Affairs Officers of the Colleges and Universities in South Carolina (College of Charleston, 1991).

“The ‘Spirit of Insubordination’,” Keynote Speech, 3rd Annual Conference of the Association of Student Judicial Affairs (Clearwater, Florida 1991).

“Media Relations and Legal Lessons Learned in Student Discipline and Sexual Conduct Cases Involving Intercollegiate Athletes,” National Association of College and University Attorneys (Vancouver, British Columbia 1987).

“Sexual Violence On Campus: A Scenario Involving Athletes,” National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Annual Conference (Washington, D.C. 1986) with Dr. Dennis C. Golden, former NASPA President.

Scholar-in-Residence, Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators (Southern Methodist University), presentations on dating violence, student discipline and legal liability primer for administrators (1991).

Lecturer, Donald D. Gehring Institute, Association for Student Judicial Affairs, Summer Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006; Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 2002; Roger D. Williams University, Rhode Island, 1999, 2000; St. Mary’s University, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1997, 1998; Western Washington State University, Bellingham, Washington, 1995, 1996; Bowling Green State University, Ohio, 1993, 1994.

External Review Team Member, Department of Student Affairs, Bowling Green State University with Dr. Linda Timm, former President, ASJA (2000).

Annual Papers at the Conference on Law and Higher Education, Clearwater, Florida, Stetson University College of Law, on topics of media relations, dating violence, employment issues on campus, and student conduct, each year 1987-2004. E.g., “Revisiting the Purpose and Effect of FERPA,” 23rd Annual Conference on Law and Higher Education with Karen J. Stone, General Counsel, University of North Florida (2002).

Annual Presentations for college discipline administrators at annual conference of Association for Student Judicial Affairs, Clearwater, Florida, numerous years, 1989-2004.

Presentations for small college administrators at the University of Vermont Conference on Law and Higher Education, Burlington, Vermont, numerous years. Various presentations on college campuses for administrators and students, 1984 to date.

Presentations at National Meetings of the California Coalition Against Sexual Abuse, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl and Los Angeles, Ca. (2002, 2004).

Service as a member of the Advisory Board to the California Coalition Against Sexual Abuse (CALCASA), 2004-Present.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Eagle Scout, Troop 149, Arlington, Virginia

Married, August 12, 1972. Wife, Mari D. Stoner, Ph.D., has a private practice of individual, marriage and family counseling.

Hobbies: Sailing, scuba diving, roller blading, real estate renovations, karaoke

Contact Information:

edwardstoner@comcast.net

232 Buttonwood Lane
Tavernier, FL 33070-2729
 
305.852.5827 (land)

412.519.8844 (cell) 

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