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Nina Gupta

Education Industry Team Leader
Atlanta | 470.240.3039
Fax | 404.869.6972

Nina Gupta is a trusted advisor to governing boards, superintendents, college or university presidents, C-suite executives, and other leaders in the education industry. Clients turn to her for strategic guidance on how to bring the mission and vision of their institutions to life, including through developing policies and coordinating the full scope of their legal needs. Her clients include leaders at K-12 schools, independent colleges, and public universities, as well as vendors and educators, in Georgia and throughout the Southeast.

Nina has particular experience advising clients in high-profile, complex situations, including as general counsel of Atlanta Public Schools. She understands the myriad considerations her clients must take into account as they work to advance strategic priorities and investigate, manage, and prevent crises.

She has provided or coordinated counsel on virtually every element of a large school system or university’s operations, from disability and discrimination law to real estate and finance. She routinely counsels on all aspects of Title IX, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and related statutes.

A signature example of her work was shepherding the governing body of a state’s public colleges and universities through an overhaul of sexual misconduct policies. She helped design policies, develop training, and guide an oversight panel that included state lawmakers and chancellors. Recognizing that a cultural evolution on campus takes more than legal work, she also provided practical guidance on bringing the new policies to life.

Nina’s drive to serve the education industry stems from her own upbringing. Her family moved to America when she was 4 years old, and public schools in Georgia and other states gave her the opportunity to write a new story for herself and her family. She has served the community in other ways as well, including as a board member for the Partnership Against Domestic Violence and as a pro bono attorney representing abused and neglected children.

Representative Experience

  • Served as board counsel for public schools and universities.
  • Provided advice and guidance regarding all areas of education law, including personnel, student, and operational issues.
  • Provided training in August 2021 to the Louisiana Board of Regents and each of the state’s 31 public institutions of higher education related to Title IX’s federal requirements, recent state law changes impacting system and campus responsibilities, and how those two regulatory schemes intersect to create overarching obligations for sexual misconduct prevention, investigation, and adjudication.
  • Assisted with development of statewide Title IX Formal Grievance Procedures and Uniform Policy on Power-Based Violence/Sexual Misconduct for implementation across all of Louisiana’s public higher education institutions, which collectively serve more than 200,000 students.
  • Represented educational entities in the Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearings, before state and federal administrative agencies, as well as state and federal trial and appellate courts in cases involving the IDEA, Section 504, the ADA, Title IX, Title VII, Section 1983, and constitutional claims.
  • Served as lead counsel and co-counsel representing educational institutions accused of violating federal and state statutes regarding students with disabilities.
  • Served as co-counsel in a case in which a federal jury returned a full defense verdict in favor of a school district accused of pregnancy discrimination.
  • Represented educational institutions in personnel disputes, including defending school districts in Fair Dismissal Act disputes.

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Honors & Awards

  • Lawyers of Color, "Wonderful Women," 2023
  • Georgia Super Lawyers, 2014-2017, 2019-2020
  • Leadership DeKalb, Class of 2017


  • Partnership Against Domestic Violence, Board of Directors, 2017-2023; Public Policy Committee Chair, 2017-2020
  • South Asian Bar Association of Georgia (formerly IndusBar of Georgia), Founding Member
  • Council for Exceptional Children
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL)