Our experienced team includes a former state investigator and prosecutor with nearly 20 years of experience supervising and conducting criminal and administrative investigations – including investigations into sexual violence – and an attorney with over 25 years of experience conducting and participating in internal investigations on college and university campuses. We have conducted dozens of investigations for educational institution clients and we currently serve as Title IX investigation counsel to multiple major state university systems.
At Cohen Seglias, we know that every institution, allegation, and investigation is unique and we recognize the sensitive nature of Title IX and student conduct investigations. Our attorneys understand the need to balance compassion towards the victim and respect for the due process rights of the accused. We work with our clients to develop the most appropriate plan of action for each situation. We have developed a trusted and flexible model for conducting investigations patterned after the best practices utilized by Title IX administrators, prosecutors and accredited law enforcement agencies. Our firm regularly engages former law enforcement personnel as private investigators to assist in these investigations, allowing us to provide a range of cost-effective staffing options for our clients and experience that no other law firm can match.
Our practice leaders are members of the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) and are acutely aware of the challenges Title IX coordinators and administrators face. We strive to keep our clients up-to-date on the latest in Title IX enforcement and compliance to protect and ensure their integrity. Our team members regularly attend training programs and receive the necessary certifications and clearances for Title IX investigations. We frequently comment on internal investigations and regularly contribute to our blog, A Closer Look: Internal Investigations.