Former United States Securities and Exchange Commission attorney Willie Briscoe, founder of The Briscoe Law Firm, PLLC, and the securities litigation firm of Powers Taylor LLP announce that a federal class action lawsuit has been filed against DeVry Education Group, Inc. ("DeVry") (NYSE: DV) and several officers and directors for acts taken during the period of February 4, 2011 to January 27, 2016 (the "Class Period").

Based upon the allegations in the class action, the firms are investigating additional legal claims against the officers and Board of Directors of DeVry. If you are an affected DeVry shareholder and want to learn more about the lawsuit or join the action, contact Willie Briscoe at The Briscoe Law Firm, PLLC via email at shareholders@thebriscoelawfirm.com, Patrick Powers at Powers Taylor LLP via email at shareholder@powerstaylor.com, or call toll free at (877) 728-9607. There is no cost or fee to you.

According to the complaint, the defendants are alleged to have violated certain provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Specifically, the complaint alleges, among other things, that defendants issued materially false and misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) DeVry University engaged in a multi-year deceptive marketing and advertising campaign; (2) DeVry University overstated its students' ability to find employment after graduation; (3) DeVry University overstated the potential income its students could earn after graduation; (4) DeVry overstated its growth, revenue, and earnings potential by concealing the true employment prospects of DeVry University graduates to investors and potential students; and (5) as a result, defendants' statements about DeVry's business, operations and prospects were materially false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis at all relevant times. DeVry stock dropped significantly when the true details entered the market.

The Briscoe Law Firm, PLLC is a full service business litigation, commercial transaction, and public advocacy firm with more than 20 years of experience in complex litigation and transactional matters.

Powers Taylor LLP is a boutique litigation law firm that handles a variety of complex business litigation matters, including claims of investor and stockholder fraud, shareholder oppression, shareholder derivative suits, and security class actions.

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