Jonathan Vogel

Jonathan Vogel

Experienced education law attorney | K-12 | Higher education | Student loans
  • Education Law, Consumer Law, Civil Rights
  • Georgia, North Carolina
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Jonathan Vogel is a former Deputy General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Education and a former federal prosecutor and civil rights attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice. Today, as the Managing Attorney of Vogel Law Firm PLLC, he helps families, students, and borrowers, as well as colleges, universities, higher education service organizations, and other education finance and technology organizations, with issues arising in K-12, higher education, and student loans.

Emory University School of Law
J.D. (1995) | Law
Honors: Recipient, NITA scholarship for outstanding performance in course on trial techniques
Activities: Emory Law Journal; Moot Court Society; American Bar Association, Law Student Representative
University of Vermont
B.A. (1992) | Psychology
Honors: Student Association Service Award
Activities: Student Association (student government)
London School of Economics and Political Science
Law and government
Semester abroad
Activities: Varsity basketball
Professional Experience
Managing Member
Vogel Law Firm PLLC
- Current
Vogel Law Firm is an education law firm that represents families, students, borrowers, education technology companies, and others with legal issues arising in K-12, higher education, and student loans.
Senior Associate General Counsel
Strategic Education
At Strategic Education, I provided federal regulatory compliance advice and counsel to Strayer University, Capella University, and other educational institutions in connection with admissions, financial aid, student affairs, civil rights, privacy, campus safety, incentive compensation, marketing, and intellectual property.
Associate General Counsel
Bank of America
At Bank of America, I managed a portfolio of high-stakes government investigations and litigation in connection with the bank’s consumer products, including mortgage and credit card, as well as its wealth management products.
At McGuireWoods, I worked in the Government Investigations & White Collar Litigation department and primarily provided advice and counsel to financial services clients in the areas of student loans, mortgage, and anti-money laundering.
At Dentons, I worked in the White Collar and Government Investigations department and primarily provided advice and counsel to financial services clients in the areas of student loans, mortgage, and anti-money laundering.
Assistant United States Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice
At the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of North Carolina, I prosecuted white-collar and financial-fraud cases involving bank fraud, identity theft, mortgage fraud, money laundering, counterfeit currency, health care fraud, prescription drug misbranding, and environmental crime. In addition, I handled appellate cases to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Deputy General Counsel
U.S. Department of Education
As the Deputy General Counsel for Postsecondary and Regulatory Service, I oversaw the higher education and regulatory service divisions of the Office of General Counsel. In that role, I provided advice and counsel on the federal student aid programs and other programs administered by the Office of Postsecondary Education.
Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
As Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Rights Division, I supported the work of the attorneys in the Educational Opportunities Section and served as the Division's representative to a working group formed following the 9/11 attacks to address acts of violence in our country directed at individuals of Middle Eastern and South Asian descent.
Articles & Publications
Justice Department Issues Guidance on Discovery
Business Crimes Bulletin
The Rise of Corporate Compliance: Mortgage Fraud, Anti-Money Laundering & Identity Theft Prevention
Mecklenburg Bar News
Student Lending is his Specialty
The Charlotte Observer
What's Ahead on Student Loans in 2008
Inside Higher Ed
Speaking Engagements
Internal Investigations: A View from all Sides, AHLA Webinar
American Health Lawyers Association
Dealing with the New Era of Financial Fraud Enforcement, McGuireWoods: Corporate Compliance in an Era of Increasing Enforcement
Update on Litigation and Audit Risks Facing Student Lending Industry Participants, NCHELP Legal Meeting
National Council of Higher Education Loan Programs
New Red Flags Rule for Healthcare Providers: Are You Ready?, Complying with FTC Requirements to Combat Identity Theft
Strafford Publications
The Rise of Corporate Compliance, MCB Seminar, Criminal Justice and Corporate Counsel Sections
Mecklenburg County Bar
Pathway to Counterfeiting: How to Prevent, Detect, Investigate and Deter Diversion, McGuireWoods Webinar
Criminal Law Update: Preliminary Proceedings in Federal Court, MCB 2009 Annual Review
MCB 2009 Annual Review
Ethical Considerations, NBI Seminar on Evidence: Strategies for Finding, Preserving and Using Evidence to Support Your Case
National Business Institute
Trends in Administrative Enforcement, EFC/NCHELP Student Loan Finance & Legal Meeting
Education Finance Council and National Counsel of Higher Education Loan Programs
The Student Loan Regulatory Environment, Career College Association Hill Day & Policy Conference
Career College Association
Auditing Conflicts of Interest: Incentive Compensation, Inducements and Preferred Lender Lists, Career College Association CPA Seminar
Career College Association
Moderator, Significant Education Law Developments, 2006-07, ABA 2007 Administrative Law Conference
American Bar Association
Responding to Information Requests from Government Officials, EFC/NCHELP Student Loan Finance & Legal Meeting
Education Finance Council and National Council of Higher Education Loan Programs
Legal Elite
Business North Carolina
Forty Under 40
Charlotte Business Journal
Professional Associations
National Association of Consumer Advocates
- Current
North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA)
- Current
Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA)
- Current
North Carolina State Bar
- Current
Mecklenburg County Bar Association
- Current
District of Columbia Bar
- Current
Georgia State Bar
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Education Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Civil Rights
  • English
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Vogel Law Firm PLLC
6000 Fairview Road
South Park Towers, Suite 1200
Charlotte, NC 28210
Telephone: (704) 552-3750