The BruMan Group
Jennifer Mauskapf, Esquire
Jennifer Mauskapf joined Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC in September 2005. She became a Partner of the law firm in January 2010. Ms. Mauskapf assists her clients with various federal education programs, including the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, and Title IV of the Higher Education Act. Her clients include state and local education agencies, institutions of higher education, and third party education providers.
The focus of Ms. Mauskapf’s practice is defending her clients in adverse audit and program review determination, including administrative litigation, at both the Elementary and Secondary as well as Higher Education levels. Her administrative litigation experience has included the early stages of preparing for audit visits and responding to U.S. Department of Education (USDE) Office of the Inspector General Draft Audit Reports all the way through to appeals in the federal courts. Ms. Mauskapf successfully represented the State of New Mexico before the United States Supreme Court in an agency deference case related to the Impact Aid Program (Zuni Public School District 89 v. U.S. Department of Education). She has also successfully negotiated favorable settlements for her clients with the USDE.
Ms. Mauskapf has extensive experience representing clients in their relationship with the USDE Risk Management Team as well as the Cooperative Audit Resolution and Oversight Initiative (CAROI) process. Additionally, Ms. Mauskapf has assisted clients in the development of federal reporting documents including state plans and annual performance reports. Upon graduating from Georgetown University Law Center in May 2004, Ms. Mauskapf served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jerry Buchmeyer, Senior United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas.
During law school, Ms. Mauskapf wrote a seminar paper on school equity finance and gained experience representing both school boards and school districts on a variety of issues. Prior to law school, Ms. Mauskapf received her M.S. in Education and B.A. in Economics from the University of Rochester. During her graduate program, Ms. Mauskapf concentrated in Secondary Social Studies Education and attained a New York State Teaching Certificate. Ms. Mauskapf is a member of the bars of New York and the District of Columbia.
Bar and Court Admissions:
- New York, 2005
- District of Columbia, 2006
- Hon. Jerry Buchmeyer, Senior United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas, Law Clerk, 2004 – 2005
- Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia, May, 2004 J.D.
- University of Rochester – Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development, Rochester, New York M.S.
- University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
- B.A. Honors: Cum Laude
- Honors: Business
- Certificate: Public Sector Analysis
- Major: Economics Minor: Spanish
- New York State Teaching Certificate, Secondary Social Studies Education