Online higher education network Noodle has named vastly experienced lawyer Laura S. Hertzog General Counsel.
Hertzog brings a plethora of experience in higher education law, labor and employment matters, compliance, and diversity and inclusion to Noodle which, over the past two years, has launched as many online programs at elite universities as all of its competitors combined.
"Laura is joining Noodle at an exciting time in Noodle's journey," said John Katzman, Noodle’s CEO. "Her broad legal background and business acumen in issues of compliance and contract negotiation will be critical to Noodle's role as the 'go-to' destination for online learning and education.”
Hertzog began her legal career with a clerkship in the Southern District of New York, which she parlayed into tenures with some of New York’s most prestigious law firms, including Paul, Weiss, Rifkind & Garrison. Hertzog went on to accrue two and a half decades of experience in higher education, litigation, and work with public and private entities. Just before signing on with Noodle, Hertzog was General Counsel for William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ. She was also Special Counsel to the President and Dean of Faculty and Staff Relations at Hunter College. She has headed up diversity and inclusion initiatives at multiple institutions.
Said Hertzog, "I am delighted to join Noodle at this exciting phase of the company's rapid growth and expansion in the field of online program management. Noodle's leadership role as an accelerator of access, accessibility and affordability in online education is truly impressive and I look forward to building on and contributing to that success."