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Practice Lead, US Political due diligence
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Chris Rinkus

Chris is a Practice Lead for US Political Due Diligence in our Washington, DC office. Chris has more than ten years’ experience in US government and public policy. He most recently served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Education at the US Department of Education, where he led policy development and managed a multi-billion dollar innovation fund. Earlier in his career, he was budget director and later chief financial strategist for the Washington, DC public school system. Chris also spent time as a senior partner at a high-growth technology start-up. 
     
At Global Counsel US, Chris advises clients on US policy and regulatory development, emerging trends, and political risk. 

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Can the SAT and ACT adapt to a changing college admissions landscape, or does an opening exist for a new model?

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The US college admissions process is changing as a result of the pandemic, and traditional college entrance exams like the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and the American College Test (ACT) face an uncertain future. In the wake of these changes, there is a substantial opportunity for agile new market entrants that offer innovative alternatives to conventional assessments…

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US education policy under Biden

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Felicity Hall, Senior Associate and Chris Rinkus, Practice Lead for US Political Due Diligence, discuss US education policy, and the changes we are seeing under the Biden administration.

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The Biden administration’s student loan debt relief agenda

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In recent weeks, Democratic leaders in Congress have increasingly called for President Joe Biden to cancel outstanding student loan debt by executive order. On the campaign trial, candidate Joe Biden promised to forgive at least $10,000 in student loan debt, tantalising many progressives. Debt cancellation on this scale has never been tried and it could affect everything…

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