General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
TCS Education System
Deborah G. Solmor is the General Counsel at TCS Education System, a nonprofit system of colleges advancing student success and community impact in higher education. TCS’s affiliates include the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Saybrook University, Pacific Oaks College and Children’s School, the Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law, the Dallas Nursing Institute and Kansas Health Science Center. Deborah leads the legal and compliance functions within this innovative model that focuses on supporting institutions whose missions are to provide student enrichment and community impact. Prior to joining TCS, she served as Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Litigation and Chief Compliance Officer at Career Education Corporation, a publicly-traded provider of post-secondary education. At Career Education, she led a team of ten attorneys and compliance professionals.
In addition to being a highly adaptable and collaborative business partner, Deborah is also a seasoned litigator. Prior to moving in-house, she spent many years as Counsel at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP where her practice focused on complex commercial and consumer litigation. While at Skadden she represented clients across diverse industries in all aspects of litigation and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Deborah is a CCEP certified compliance professional and is often invited to speak on topics including best practices in regulatory and internal investigations as well as issues related to compliance and marketing in higher education. She holds a Juris Doctor from the DePaul University College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Northwestern University.