Developing innovative pricing structures and alternative fee agreement models that deliver additional value for our clients.
Advancing professional knowledge and offering credits for attorneys, staff and other professionals.
Helping clients respond correctly when a crisis occurs.
Providing our clients with legal, strategic, and practical advice to make transformational changes in their organizations.
Leveraging law and technology to deliver sound solutions.
Delivering seamless service through partnerships across the globe.
Leveraging leading-edge technology to guide change and create seamless, collaborative experiences for clients and attorneys.
Industry-leading conferences focused on affordable housing, tax credits, and more.
Providing actionable information to support strategic decision-making.
Teaming with clients to advance sustainable projects, mitigate the effects of climate change, and protect our planet.
Offering a range of investment management and fiduciary services.
Bringing together companies and investors for tomorrow’s new deals.
Offering fresh insights on cases that are delayed, over budget, or off-target from the desired resolution.
Courtroom-ready lawyers who can resolve disputes early on clients’ terms or prevail at trial before a judge or jury.
Creating positive impact in our communities through increasing equity, access, and opportunity.
I represent clients in state and federal investigations, providing counsel across a broad spectrum including healthcare, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) compliance, false claims/qui tam defense, ethics/lobbying, and professional licensure actions. Additionally, I have a particular focus on representing colleges, universities, and secondary schools in matters relating to student affairs, including Title IX defense, and New York State Education Law 129-B.
Before joining Nixon Peabody, I spent 17 years as an assistant US attorney in Washington, DC, and Albany, prosecuting civil and criminal matters. I thereafter served as an executive director at the New York State Education Department in the Office of Higher Education, where I worked closely with department leaders and the Board of Regents. In that role, I oversaw educator licensure matters and investigations of schools and district personnel, and served as the department’s chief privacy officer, managing student data privacy issues.
I focus on complex civil and criminal matters involving government investigations, white-collar criminal defense, qui tam litigation, and regulatory compliance. This includes conducting all manner of internal investigations, and responding to subpoenas, inquiries, and search warrants from investigative bodies, providing grand jury counseling, coordinating and negotiating criminal settlements such as deferred and non-prosecution agreements, resisting or defending debarment proceedings for government contractors and conducting “soup to nuts” trials and administrative proceedings.
I also focus on counseling educational institutions, particularly in the areas of sexual- and gender-based harassment, student conduct and disciplinary proceedings, school safety, and disability rights compliance.
My experience also includes on-campus work as a director of student wellbeing, investigation and response to current and historical sexual misconduct, auditing student conduct and safety programs, developing effective institutional policies and practices and advising trustees, administrators, faculty, staff, and students on a variety of issues. I also help schools respond to investigations by the US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, the Clery Compliance Division, and the New York State Office of Campus Safety.
I provide comprehensive counseling regarding educational data privacy, compliance with records retention and privacy laws, and responding to data security breaches at educational institutions and businesses.
Increased regulatory enforcement is emerging in all sectors, and public and private entities must be prepared with experienced, effective counsel when the government comes calling.
District of Columbia
Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
Union College, B.S., magna cum laude
Tina Sciocchetti is a board member of the Brown School, The Legal Project, and the Capital District Women’s Bar Association. She is also a member of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association.
Subscribe to stay informed of the latest legal news, alerts, and business trends.Subscribe