Nick Michiels, Allied Director

Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC
Washington, D.C.

Nick Michiels, as a Principal in Powers’ Education Group, guides clients through the postsecondary triad so that the institutions can focus on fulfilling their missions. 
Nick represents postsecondary schools in audit and program review proceedings before the United States Department of Education and its administrative tribunal, the Office of Hearings and Appeals.  He also has experience responding to adverse actions taken by accrediting and state licensing agencies.  Nick seeks to preserve important institutional relationships with regulatory agencies while advancing the school’s viewpoint.
Nick helps postsecondary institutions remain current in a rapidly evolving environment by monitoring legislative, regulatory, judicial, interpretive, and other developments on a variety of education issues.  With this background, he assists schools with institutional policymaking, transactional matters, responding to subpoenas, and conducting internal investigations. 
Nick is knowledgeable about the higher education industry and the realities facing schools.  He has worked with many types of institutions since joining Powers as an Associate in September 2010.  During law school, Nick gained experience by working at Powers as a summer associate and a law clerk.