Grace H. Lee

Grace Lee

Grace H. Lee is a partner with Venable, LLP in the Labor and Employment Practice. Lee is an independent school law attorney whose practice focuses on employment law, risk management and other compliance and regulatory matters that impact independent schools and nonprofit organizations. She has significant experience formulating and implementing policies and procedures that assist her clients in complying with applicable state and federal laws, and provides them with proactive and preventive strategies. Lee has defended schools against claims regarding employment discrimination, harassment, retaliatory discharge, and wage and hour violations before administrative agencies and federal and state courts.

She previously served as NBOA’s vice president, legal affairs, where she developed or oversaw resources and programs for independent schools in the areas of employment law, risk management and other compliance matters. Lee holds a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School and a B.A. from Northwestern University.

Online Courses

  • HR Self-Audit with Culture Meets Compliance

    Evaluate and improve your school's HR practices and policies using NBOA's best-selling guidebook with guidance and coaching from a senior HR professional and the author of Culture Meets Compliance.

Past Webinars

  • 2023's Back-to-School Legal Update This item is protected

    August 9, 2023
    Join Grace H. Lee, NBOA’s legal counsel, and Michael C. Blacher, chair of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore’s Private Education Practice Group, as they review recent changes to the law and answer your questions about how they will impact your school.
  • Employment Law and Regulatory Update This item is protected

    November 18, 2022
    Participants will learn about recent legal updates impacting independent schools.
  • Your Spring 2022 Human Resources Questions, Answered This item is protected

    April 1, 2022
    Employment law experts, Grace H. Lee and Michael Blacher, join NBOA's Amber Stockham, for a just-in-time overview of the current human resources and related legal challenges facing independent schools
  • Successful Mergers and Partnerships: Legal and Cultural Considerations This item is protected

    December 2, 2021
    Learn what factors need to be considered after a merger to ensure a smooth, legally compliant transition in manner that is mindful of unique histories, culture, and mission of each school.

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