Title IX transformed the postsecondary landscape for millions of students by enhancing academic, financial and athletic benefits. Its focus is to ensure students have a safe setting in which to pursue their education.
The failure of some colleges and universities to properly police themselves according to the dictates of Title IX and the “Dear Colleague” letter has resulted in a proliferation of federal government action, legislation, private lawsuits and other causes of action with the potential for large damage awards. To avoid these unwanted scenarios, colleges and universities must carefully coordinate Title IX compliance with the mandates of other applicable federal laws, including the Clery Act, Campus SAVE Act, FERPA and HIPAA. And they need to comply with state law as well.
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Rochester Business Journal | October 20, 2017
Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk authored this column about the Department of Education’s recent decision to withdraw of Obama-era Title IX guidance.
Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | October 05, 2017
Providence commercial litigation counsel Steven Richard provides commentary in this article about the Trump administration’s Title IX guidance document.
Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | September 14, 2017
Providence commercial litigation counsel Steven Richard is quoted in this article for representing Providence College in a Title IX lawsuit.
Rochester Business Journal | July 28, 2017
Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk and Providence commercial litigation counsel Steven Richard contributed this column about a Title IX lawsuit in which the plaintiff alleged deliberate indifference to her complaint by the university.
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