The Seven Deadly Sins of Matching and How to Avoid Them
Presented by Michael Brustein
Recorded On: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
If you’re a recipient or subrecipient of one of the many federal grants that requires matching or cost-sharing, you have a critical responsibility to ensure your organization is able to address the program and financial obligations that relate to matching and cost-sharing in federal grants.
Michael Brustein, a partner in the national education law firm Brustein & Manasevit, has over twenty-five years of education and workforce development law experience. From 1974 to 1979, Mr. Brustein served as an attorney at the Office of Education of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW), the predecessor of the U.S. Department of Education. Four years into his service at HEW, he became the youngest attorney ever appointed to the position of Branch Chief. As Chief of the Adult and Vocational Education Branch in the Office of General Counsel, Mr. Brustein represented the federal government's interest in audit resolution matters before the Education Appeals Board, the predecessor of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Administrative Law Judges. In 1979, when Congress created the U.S. Department of Education, Mr. Brustein was appointed to the Transition Team. Mr. Brustein has testified before Congress on numerous pieces of education legislation. Along with Congressional staff members, he served on a task force that developed the legal framework for the U.S. Department of Education's enforcement actions. Mr. Brustein has authored and co-authored several handbooks on fiscal, programmatic, and administrative matters affecting education and workforce development administrators. A "cum laude" graduate of New York University, Mr. Brustein is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and received his law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law. He is a member of the Connecticut Bar, the New York State Bar, the District of Columbia Bar, the Bar of the United States Supreme Court, and several bars of the U.S. Courts of Appeals.