To our friends and colleagues, Talbert & Eitel, PLLC brings news on the business and professional fronts in 2013.  

On January 12, I will open a new law firm–Kent D. Talbert, PLLC–and continue to represent clients on education-related legislation, regulations, compliance matters, and cases.  My address and phone will remain the same:  1455 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20004 and 202.652.2324.  I will continue our education blog––and have a new email,    

On January 14, Bob Eitel will join Career Education Corporation (CEC) as Vice President of Regulatory Operations, National Accredited Institutions, based in Schaumburg, Illinois.  At CEC, he will join his U.S. Department of Education colleague, Diane Jones (formerly Assistant Secretary of Education for Postsecondary Education) who now serves as CEC’s Senior Vice President for External and Regulatory Affairs.  Bob will forward his new company contact information in the next few weeks.  In the interim, you may reach Bob at

We are excited about these changes, and thankful to the clients, friends, and colleagues who have supported our professional endeavor over the last three years.  We look forward to keeping in touch with each of you.