Title IX & Sexual Misconduct
Educational institutions are required by Title IX, recent amendments to the Clery Act contained in the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, and recent Department of Education guidance to respond to allegations of sexual assault, misconduct, harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking on campus by conducting an investigation of the complainant’s allegations. This obligation exists even if the complainant is uncooperative or does not wish to pursue criminal charges or administrative measures. Educational institutions can suffer severe penalties for failure to properly comply with Title IX’s investigation requirements, including the withdrawal of federal student aid monies.
We audit educational institutions’ policies and procedures to determine compliance, assist our clients in revising policies and procedures when necessary, and implement training programs for administrators and staff. We also assist clients in conducting investigations, calling upon our years of experience in investigating sexual assaults to ensure a thorough, balanced, and appropriate client response. We have investigated allegations of sexual assault, hostile environments, stalking, and alleged failures in the systemic oversight by, and issues within, a particular department or school. Through this work, we often have investigated compliance with NCAA regulations, grant making and research funding.
In addition, we frequently counsel a variety of institutional clients, including medical facilities, hospitals, health care providers, religious organizations, for profit entities and non-profit entities, concerning the investigation of, and response to, allegations of sexual misconduct or possession of child pornography on institutional servers by employees.
Kevin E. Raphael
Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP is pleased to announce it will be an Advocate Sponsor of the 2019 Benefit for the Hub of Hope which will take place on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. The Hub of Hope is a walk-in engagement center, in Philadelphia’s SEPTA’s Suburban Station, for… Read more »Read More
Pamela Coyle Brecht will be presenting at the Health Care Compliance Association’s 24th Annual Compliance Institute in Nashville, Tennessee on March 30, 2020. The title of Ms. Brecht’s presentation is, “Healthcare Private Equity, Moving Into the Government’s Crosshairs.” Private equity (PE), through mergers and acquisitions, has moved into the healthcare space in a very big… Read more »Read More
Join Pietragallo Partner Michael A. Morse for a web conference on Wednesday, October 23 at 1:00 pm EST. Hosted by the Health Care Compliance Association, Mr. Morse will discuss: The Supreme Court’s latest FCA decision, which delivered two important victories for whistleblowers The Supreme Court’s active interest in the shaping False Claims Act litigation How… Read more »Read More
Joe Gordon and Leslie Mariotti will be presenting at the Greater Valley Forge HR Summit in Malvern, PA on October 25, 2019. The presentation is titled, “Employee Benefits of the Future – How Legal Developments Will Drive Profound Change.” In this presentation, Mr. Gordon and Mrs. Mariotti will explore cultural pressures and the evolution of… Read more »Read More