Legal Work

Veterans Education Success advocates for military-connected students who have been defrauded by their college - through negotiations, such as when we helped veterans at Stanford University get their full housing allowance, and through legal action to protect the rights of our students. 

We also work with corporate whistleblowers and federal and state law enforcement.  We cannot share confidential legal information, but we can share our public filings:  

VES Legal Briefs

Veterans Education Success fights for the rights of military-connected students defrauded by ITT Tech.  We worked closely with an ITT Tech executive who agreed to become a whistleblower, and we engaged federal law enforcement on the matter.  After ITT Tech declared bankruptcy, we helped several hundred students file individual claims with the Court.  We also supported lawyers at Harvard Law School's Project on Predatory Student Lending, who represent a class of all 750,000 former ITT Tech students (including veterans) who attended in the last 10 years:

  • ITT Class Action Settlement:  US Court awards financial recompense to ITT students (Jan. 2018) (click here)
  • ITT Tech Student Class Appeal (Jan. 2017) (click here)
  • VES President Carrie Wofford's Affidavit (click here)
  • US Securities & Exchange Commission rejects settlement terms for ITT Tech Executives who defrauded investors (Aug. 2017) (click here)

Veterans Education Success has signed on to several amici curiae ("friend of the court") briefs to protect the rights of students, including:

  • To protect the Gainful Employment rule at the US Department of Education that weeds out the worst performing career college programs (March 2018) (click here) and earlier amici brief filings in March 2015 (click here) and November 2015 (click here)

Veterans Education Success also served as a solo amicus in a case regarding the rights of whistleblowers under the federal False Claims Act: 

  • Court recognition of VES' amicus curiae filing (Oct. 2017) (click here)
  • Stephens Institute's Reply Brief (Sept. 2017) (click here)
  • Motion for permission to file amicus brief (Aug. 9, 2017) (click here)
  • Amicus brief filed with the 9th Circuit (Aug. 7, 2017) (click here)

VES Legal Memos

  • Piercing the Veil of Covert For-Profit Colleges (June 2018) (click here)