Billions of dollars in funding are descending upon our states, school districts and communities. How are leaders making spending decisions? What limitations exist for the funding? How can your organization take its share of these dollars? What role can print and digital content play?
Reg Leichty, Founding Partner, FORESIGHT LAW + POLICY
Britten Follett, Executive Vice President, Follett School Solutions
About Reg Leichty, Founding Partner, FORESIGHT LAW + POLICY
With over two decades of legal, policy, and lobbying experience, Reg advises state education leaders, superintendents, national associations, and other stakeholders about the federal laws, regulations, and programs that impact public education. His current work focuses on supporting state and local implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, providing professional development and counsel about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, and helping school districts use federal programs to expand student broadband access, especially in rural communities.
Reg also advises education leaders about how to work effectively with Congress, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Federal Communications Commission. His extensive national education policy and advocacy experience includes designing and executing successful lobbying campaigns, crafting effective public messaging, building and leading influential coalitions, and informing high stakes rulemaking. Recent examples include successful efforts to expand the Department of Education’s student data privacy technical assistance, promoting the availability of funding for open educational resources development and adoption, and championing expanded professional development opportunities for educators and school leaders.
Prior to co-founding Foresight Law + Policy, Reg practiced education and telecommunications law for over a decade with two national law firms. He also served for eight years on Capitol Hill, most recently as telecommunications, technology, and privacy counsel for Senator Bill Nelson of Florida, and earlier as a telecommunications and technology advisor to former Senator Bob Kerrey of Nebraska.
Reg received his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. and his bachelor's degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He is a member of the Washington, D.C. and Virginia Bars, and the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He lives with his wife and two children in Arlington, Virginia.