Lane Powell provides legal advice and representation to universities and students, including advice and representation, on unique issues facing institutions of higher learning involving faculty and staff (recruitment, selection, faculty staff handbooks and policies, tenure disputes, discipline and academic freedom), and students (Title IX investigations, discipline, confidentiality). Our Title IX Group provides thorough, prompt, and impartial advice and representation concerning Title IX and student conduct investigations. READ MORE
Lane Powell’s experienced team includes attorneys certified in TITLE IX investigations, through the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA), attorneys advising academic institutions on legal compliance, former prosecutors with years of experience supervising and conducting criminal and administrative investigations – including investigations into sexual violence, and attorneys who have defended students accused of sexual misconduct in the academic environment. We currently serve as Title IX investigation counsel in cases involving TITLE IX sexual misconduct investigations.
Our attorneys understand the need to balance compassion towards the victim and respect for the due process rights of the accused. We work with our clients to develop the most appropriate plan of action for each situation. We have developed a trusted and flexible model for advising clients during investigations, patterned after “best practices” approved by Title IX administrators, prosecutors and accredited law enforcement agencies. Our Firm endeavors to provide a range of cost-effective staffing options for our clients and experience in the Title IX process of universities.
For academic institutions and students our Title IX lawyers will assist you with:
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