The MLO Minute: College Classes are Back in Session and Our Title IX/University Discipline Team is Active
September brings the highest monthly number of claims of misconduct by students at colleges and universities. Allegations of student misconduct can have profound effects upon the students involved and their families. Particularly damaging are allegations of gender related or sexual misconduct, known as Title IX claims. Our Higher Education team has a unique set of experiences, backgrounds, and skills to expertly assist students involved in these matters, whether they are victims of inappropriate conduct by others or accused of misconduct themselves. We have handled a great many higher education matters, including Title IX claims, as well as issues involving academic integrity and academic progress, and we can provide the expertise necessary to assist students and their families. Any student who is involved in a Title IX claim or other student conduct issue should have the benefit of good counsel. The issues are critical and the stakes are so very high for students and families.
Our Higher Education team includes Dennis McAndrews, Joseph McGettigan, Nancy Potter, and Caitlin McAndrews. Our Education Law practice also represents students in secondary and elementary schools and their families in a variety of circumstances. We have experience in the conduct of investigations and hearings at colleges and universities, as well as in litigation in both state and federal courts. Dennis McAndrews has taught at multiple universities for over three decades. He has represented hundreds of students obtain their educational needs and achieve their educational goals, and represented many others when they have been victims of misconduct, or accused of wrongdoing. Joseph McGettigan was the lead prosecutor in the Jerry Sandusky sexual assault cases and he now represents students at a broad variety of universities, including Big Ten and Ivy League schools, in a great many Title IX conduct and academic related matters. Nancy Potter has led teams addressing student discipline and Title IX issues at both the United States Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights and the Education Law Center, and she brings that experience to her representation of our broad spectrum of clients. Caitlin McAndrews has her own teaching experience and licensing to practice law in five jurisdictions, thus providing a broad geographic reach in handling these difficult cases. Every member of our Education Law practice group is experienced and skilled, and committed to providing the best possible representation to our student clients and their families.