With the May release of the new federal Title IX regulations, Tully Rinckey PLLC has expanded its Title IX/Sexual Misconduct practice group to ensure that we have an experienced team ready to meet the needs of colleges, universities, K-12 schools and private individuals facing serious allegation.  We also offer similar services for private businesses and corporations faced with harassment/discrimination allegations or requiring and independent objective investigation.

Senior Counsel Ryan Thompson  leads this practice group, and offers an array of legal services tailored to the new and individualized roles required under the 2020 Title IX Regulations, which sets August 14 as the deadline for institutions to be in compliance.

The Title IX/Sexual Misconduct practice group is available to serve clients and schools throughout the United States.

Legal services include:


  • Title IX (Higher Education & K-12) Compliance
  • Title IX/Sexual Misconduct/Discrimination/Harassment Policy Drafting, Revision and Editing
  • Clery Act/VAWA Federal Law Compliance
  • NYS Article 129-B “Enough Is Enough” Compliance
  • NYS 2018 Sexual Harassment Law Compliance (also applicable to private employers)
  • NCAA and School Athletics Title IX (Higher Education & K-12) Compliance
  • OCR Investigation Counsel
  • Title IX 106.30 Definition Determinations


Ryan is one of the select investigators pre-approved by United Educators insurance for sexual misconduct cases, which allows UE-insured institutions to have the first $10,000 of each qualified investigation credited. 

  • Sexual Misconduct Investigations (Title IX 2020 Regulation-compliant)
  • Sexual Misconduct Investigations (non-Title IX jurisdiction format)
  • Title VII, Civil Rights, Harassment & Discrimination Investigations (also applicable to private employers)
  • Whistleblower Investigations (also applicable to private employers)
  • Law Enforcement Liaison


  • Student Conduct Hearing Consultation & Pre-Hearing Prep
  • Hearing Evidence Synthesis & Investigative Report Review
  • Hearing Panel Decision-Maker, Chair or Neutral Adjudicator
  • Informal Resolutions (Pre- and Post-Investigation) and Conduct Conferences
  • Review/Revision of Documents, including Notices of Investigation (NOI) and Notices of Outcome (NOO)
  • Appellate Panel Participation, Consultation or Document Review


  • Title IX Team Training for Higher Education & K-12 (mandatory for investigators, decision-makers and appellate officers)
  • Hearing Panel Chair Training on Relevancy and Rape Shield Doctrines
  • Party Advisor Training
  • Employee Sexual Harassment & Reporting Obligation Training (also applicable to private employers)
  • Student Training & Presentations on Sexual Misconduct and/or School Process
  • “Title IX, Sexual Misconduct & the College Process” Classroom Course Lecture for Students

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