Attorneys & Staff

Megan Passafaro Trachman, Esquire

phone 202-965-3652
800-914-8212 (Toll Free)
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Megan Passafaro Trachman joined Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC in August 2016.  Ms. Trachman assists clients with federal grants management and various education programs, including the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins), Title IV of the Higher Education Act, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Ms. Trachman routinely assists clients in drafting policies and procedures to be consistent with the requirements of the Office of Management and Budget’s Uniform Grants Guidance (UGG) and other federal administrative regulations, such as the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR).

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Trachman worked as a Law Fellow in the Office of the General Counsel at Tulane University.  During law school Ms. Trachman served as Director of the Tulane University Legal Assistance Program and interned with the United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana.

Ms. Trachman graduated summa cum laude from Northeastern University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in May 2011 and graduated cum laude from Tulane University Law School in 2014.  Ms. Trachman is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and Massachusetts.


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Areas of Practice:

Administrative Hearings & Adjudication
Administrative Investigations
Colleges & Universities
Private Schools
Public Schools
Regulatory Enforcement
Bar and Court Admissions:

Massachusetts, 2015

District of Columbia, 2017


Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2014 J.D.

Honors: Cum Laude

Northeastern University, Boston, Massachuestts, 2011 B.S.

Honors: Summa Cum Laude

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