Washington D.C. Based Attorneys Since 1980

– Specializing in Education, Workforce, and Grants Management

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Brustein & Manasevit’s Federal Update

The Federal Update is a weekly publication by our Legislative Office that provides our clients with an analysis of the most up-to-date issues affecting federal education and workforce programs.


Welcome to Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

Established in 1980, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC is nationally recognized for its federal grants management and education regulatory and legislative practice. Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC provides legal advice regarding federal grants compliance and regularly counsels clients on the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Uniform Grants Guidance (UGG), as well as the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), and the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA). In addition, the Firm advices clients on compliance with education programs including the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) (reauthorized as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (CTE), the Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA), and the Higher Education Act. In addition, the Firm also assists clients in drafting, proposing, and reviewing legislation affecting federal grants and education programs.

What We Do

Federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Labor, currently allocate significant funding and resources for education and workforce development. Tied to these dollars are several thousands of pages of rules and regulations that States, school districts, charter schools, post-secondary institutions, and local workforce providers must follow. In order to assist our clients comply with these requirements, our attorneys and staff provide a number of services.

Draft and edit agencies’ policies and procedures and conduct mock monitoring reviews to ensure compliance.

Offer legislative services including our weekly Federal Update.