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Investigating Allegations of Sexual Misconduct: The Criminal, Civil and Administrative Considerations for Educational Institutions and Employers


ABA White Collar Crime Mid-Atlantic Region: CLE Event and Networking Reception

Join Gregory A. Paw, partner, Pepper Hamilton; Kevin E. Raphael, partner, Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP and Tamara Wible, associate general counsel, Drexel University; for a program titled "Investigating Allegations of Sexual Misconduct: The Criminal, Civil and Administrative Considerations for Educational Institutions and Employers."

November 8, 2012
5:30-6:30 p.m. | Cocktail reception
6:30-7:30 p.m. | Program

Beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. There is no fee to attend this program.

Pepper Hamilton LLP
3000 Two Logan Square
Eighteenth and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-2799

To register, visit http://www.regonline.com/whitecollar11_08_12.

The presentation will discuss:

  • obligations by colleges, universities, primary and secondary schools, and other educational institutions, under the Clery Act, Title IX, and the Department of Education regulations, to investigate allegations of sexual assault or misconduct
  • employers' obligations/options when confronted with allegations of sexual misconduct or possession of child pornography in the workplace
  • the nature, process, and scope of investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct, including communication with local law enforcement
  • unique challenges that arise during the investigation of allegations of sexual misconduct, and suggestions for appropriately responding to these challenges to safeguard the rights of all parties
  • educational facilities' and employers' obligations to the individual reporting the alleged sexual misconduct
  • necessary and/or mandated procedural and compliance measures to be instituted by educational institutions or employers, to respond to allegations of sexual misconduct
  • administrative consequences for not reviewing those allegations appropriately, including penalties by the Department of Education
  • the potential civil liabilities that may occur if the allegations of sexual misconduct are not handled appropriately, and
  • the potential criminal exposures should the allegations of sexual misconduct not be handled appropriately.
This program is presented by the co-chairs of the Mid-Atlantic Region Committee of the American Bar Association's Criminal Justice Section White Collar Crime Committee: James W. Kraus, Bruce A. Levy, Thomas M. Gallagher and Virginia "Ginny" A. Gibson.

This program is approved for 1.0 CLE credit in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. New Jersey licensed attorneys may claim credit for this program under New Jersey's reciprocity policy.

For more information please contact Kim MacAlister at macalisterk@pepperlaw.com or 215.981.4249.