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Ankura Webinar—Advisors in Title IX Investigations: Legal, Regulatory, and Public Policy Considerations

July 21, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. CT

In this session of Ankura’s monthly Title IX and Civil Rights Investigations webinar series, Dan Schorr and Alyssa-Rae McGinn will be joined by Franczek P.C. partner Jackie Gharapour Wernz for a discussion of the important issues related to complainant and respondent advisors in Title IX investigations. Topics will include the role of the advisor during an investigation or hearing, the impact of the Department of Education’s new Title IX regulations on this role, who should serve as an advisor, how to address advisors who are disrupting an investigation or hearing, and the advisor’s role in cross-examination. The webinar will also examine how the role of an advisor differs in K-12 vs. higher education processes.

As external investigators working with educational institutions and other organizations, the presenters will draw upon experience investigating reports of sexual misconduct, intimate partner violence, and gender-based and racial harassment involving students, faculty, and staff to discuss relevant legal requirements and policy considerations while responding to your questions and comments. The webinar will incorporate the latest requirements and guidance from the Department of Education’s new Title IX regulations.