OUR PHILOSOPHY OF CASE PREPARATION
We approach each case we take, whether the charge is a Title IX sexual misconduct violation, a racial bias conduct code violation, or other serious charge, with the assumption that we may be going all the way to final ruling to defend our clients. We review and develop evidence from that perspective to inform every decision along the way. In keeping with our approach to rigorous preparation, we use only the most highly respected and experienced investigators and experts to protect our clients’ rights and safety.
We know firsthand how college and university Title IX offices and disciplinary boards typically handle their cases, including the tactics used by some to pressure students and employees (whether formally charged or still under investigation). We’re experienced at navigating the often-complex politics of the academic environment. We know when the nuances of a case call for moving quickly or being patient. And we also understand how important it is to know and apply the subtle technicalities of each relevant rule or policy in a specific school’s written handbook to guide the actions we take as the case unfolds.
OUR COMMITMENT TO CLIENT COMMUNICATION
We know how difficult it is to be under investigation or facing charges — or to bring a claim of wrong-doing and not be treated fairly and respectfully by school officials — and we communicate with our clients at every step of the process. We help them fully understand the strengths and weaknesses of their case, and we explain both the direct and collateral consequences (both short-term and long-term) of each decision and action we take as a team, together, in order to minimize their uncertainty and stress, and to choose options that are in their best interest.