Title IX Compliance


On May 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education issued its much-anticipated Final Title IX Regulations on Sexual Harassment.  The Department stated that the final regulations will go into effect on August 14, 2020.  These new regulations mark the first time in the history of the Title IX statute (passed in 1972) that the Title IX regulations themselves, not Departmental policy guidance, prohibit sexual harassment in education programs and activities and provide specific rules for how colleges and universities must address sexual harassment.

The final Title IX regulations mark a new day on campus for colleges and universities.  HMBR attorneys are ready to help  higher education  institutions understand and implement the new Title IX regulations in a cost-effective manner that will help prevent litigation and align with their institutional values and mission.


This website includes Title IX compliance resources for colleges and universities. 

Our Higher Education Group

HMBR attorneys are uniquely suited to help colleges and universities successfully transition to the next phase in Title IX compliance.  We know the laws in this area inside and outside from our experiences as outside counsel to college and university clients across the country and as former officials with the U.S. Department of Education across four administrations.  Charlie Rose,  co-chair of the Higher Education Group, served as the Department’s General Counsel – a position for which he was nominated by President Barack Obama and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate.   Dennis Cariello, fellow group co-chair, held positions with the Department as Deputy General Counsel for Postsecondary Education and Regulatory Services and Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).   Debbie Osgood, former OCR National Enforcement Director, leads the Group’s Title IX and civil rights practice.  Our Higher Education Group has broad experience and expertise that allows us to help our higher education clients navigate through complex educational regulatory and policy matters.

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