Strassburger McKenna Gutnick and Gefsky Announces its Title IX Task Force

May 4, 2020
By Pam Connelly
Posted in Education

When the Title IX changes come, we are prepared to help.

As most schools know, it has been widely reported that U.S. Department of Education (DOE) is preparing to release its final Title IX regulations. The draft proposed regulations, published in November 2018, resulted in the submission of thousands of public comments.  If the final regulations contain the more controversial aspects of the proposed regulations, such as the requirements of a hearing and live cross-examination which would be new to higher education, there may be significant changes required to your school’s policies, procedures, and practices.  Such changes should be arrived at thoughtfully, with a view towards legal compliance across the myriad of applicable state and federal laws, as well as your school’s mission and culture.

Strassburger McKenna Gutnick and Gefsky is prepared to help you respond as soon as the final regulations are published.  We have formed a Title IX Task Force consisting of a core group of attorneys who are already at work preparing for the new regulations.  Our goal is to ensure that our clients are provided with excellent advice and assistance on issues such as policy development, updates and revisions to processes and practices, litigation defense, and training and investigation resources.  Our attorneys have represented institutions of learning for decades, and have deep experience in the design, implementation, and defense of effective and compliant Title IX systems.  Strassburger McKenna Gutnick and Gefsky can put that experience to work for your school.

When the final regulations are published, look to Strassburger McKenna Gutnick and Gefsky to provide tailored, mission-driven and institution-specific advice.  Keep alert for information about our free webinars on the final regulations.  Contact Pam Connelly at pconnelly@smgglaw.com or Kathy Clark at kclark@smgglaw.com to learn more.   Learn about our education law practice here:  https://www.smgglaw.com/practice-area/education