June 2022 —
Joe McGettigan, Esq. of McAndrews Law Talks Title IX with Main Line Today Magazine —
This past June marked the 50th anniversary of Title IX! In honor of this milestone, McAndrews Law attorney, Joe McGettigan, Esq., was interviewed by J.F. Pirro of Main Line Today Magazine and featured in his recent piece titled “How Title IX Impacts Education on the Main Line”. McGettigan has seen firsthand the influence that this legislation has had on schools, sports, and higher education. His extensive legal background includes successfully prosecuting former Penn State football coach, Jerry Sandusky, who was found guilty on 45 counts of child sexual abuse. McGettigan and Dennis McAndrews were co-prosecutors in the 1997 trial of multi-millionaire, John du Pont, for the murder of Olympic Gold medal wrestler, David Schultz, on the Foxcatcher Estate in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. McGettigan has decades of experience trying these extremely sensitive and complex cases, and he is a powerful advocate when representing students who have been involved in Title IX matters and disciplinary proceedings at colleges.
On June 23rd, 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was signed into law to protect individuals in educational institutions that receive public funds (both public and private) from being discriminated against based on sex. Title IX states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation, in be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” In his interview with Main Line Today Magazine, McGettigan discusses the necessity of obtaining highly experienced and skilled attorneys to investigate and resolve such complex issues involving Title IX issues on campuses. Title IX investigations and disciplinary proceedings which stem from allegations of misconduct and academic integrity can be complicated and difficult to navigate. Most importantly, these intimidating matters can often affect a student’s mental and emotional health. It is crucial to seek additional help as soon as possible, and our firm is here to help. In regard to our firm’s extensive work resolving Title IX issues, McGettigan explains, “We were ahead of our time.” Our attorneys provide our clients with superior Title IX advocacy during the investigation and adjudication of all claims of misconduct and are available to answer any questions. Please do not hesitate to Contact Us by Clicking here.
The University Discipline Practice Group of MLO
The stakes have never been higher for students involved in such disciplinary proceedings at colleges and universities. The demands of Title IX on academic institutions now require that colleges and universities aggressively investigate and adjudicate claims of sexual misconduct by students. Here at McAndrews, Mehalick, Connolly, Hulse and Ryan P.C. (MLO), we understand the sensitivity of these issues and that is why we have a department dedicated to investigating and resolving these matters. The University Discipline Practice Group of MLO is led by Dennis C. McAndrews, Joseph E. McGettigan III, and Nancy E. Potter and was founded specifically to address the needs of individuals (both accused and victims) involved in disciplinary proceedings in higher education. Our attorneys offer incredible assistance during the investigation processes, as well as the adjudication of all claims of misconduct. They possess over four decades of investigatory, prosecution and defense experience at every level, and have extensive backgrounds in academic institutional matters, administrative law, and litigation. Please contact our office for more information or if you require assistance in navigating through a Title IX allegation by CLICKING HERE or by calling 610-648-9300.