Higher Education


Elliott Greenleaf attorneys are experienced in the diverse legal (civil and criminal), and administrative  issues facing the Higher Education community, including Title IX investigations of alleged sexual assault and Title IX litigation, student conduct sanctions, FERPA matters, discrimination claims, privacy issues, Clery Act compliance, University policy implementation of best practices, records retention, student and/or employee misconduct on campus, and security and ADA issues on campus.

Our attorneys are highly experienced in the development and implementation of processes to handle reports of campus sexual misconduct that effectively minimize an institution’s exposure to liability stemming from allegations of non-compliance with Title IX, Clery Act, and other theories of liability asserted by private litigants, while at the same time respecting the rights of individuals involved in allegations of sexual misconduct, and advancing and protecting the interests of the campus at large.

Our Firm also serves as external investigator for alleged Title IX violations or complaints regarding sexual assault, harassment, and gender-based violence on campus.  We work directly with senior administration to conduct interviews, gather and review evidence, and issue appropriate findings.  In addition, Elliott Greenleaf defends educational institutions in investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Civil Rights, and in litigation, if necessary.