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Ashling is an ATIXA-certified Level One Civil Rights Investigator and a member of the firm’s Title IX Group. She conducts investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct, discrimination, harassment, and other acts of misconduct at institutions of higher education. When conducting Title IX investigations, Ashling partners with a second ATIXA-certified investigator with a law enforcement background and extensive trauma-informed training. This unique, two investigator model has proven to be an effective method for conducting investigations.

Fall is here and in full swing! Many of us thought that as we sipped hot apple cider and watched the leaves on the trees change color, we would also be mulling over the new regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Education. Betsy DeVos’ timetable is clearly not ours. While we wait for the regulations to be issued, let us look at our current Title IX investigations and what we can do to improve them. Here they are—the top ten pitfalls of Title IX investigations and how to avoid them:

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