Jay Urwitz is a senior fellow with the Postsecondary Education team. Urwitz formerly served as the deputy general counsel at the U.S. Department of Education, dealing with accountability, compliance, remediation, and programmatic issues. Prior to joining the department, Urwitz was a partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, where he practiced education law for more than 30 years. Before that, he was the legislative assistant for domestic policy for Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and clerked for Judge Irving L. Goldberg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. Urwitz attended school in Queens, New York; Harpur College, the State University of New York at Binghamton; and received his M.P.P. at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and his J.D. at Harvard University Law School, where he was a senior editor of the Harvard Law Review. Urwitz has been a member of the Board of Trustees of Teachers College, Columbia University, and of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, where he served on the Executive Committee and chaired the Finance Committee.