Title IX and Investigation Services

Practice Overview

Drummond Woodsum’s team of experienced higher education attorneys and consultants have deep experience in Title IX matters. We regularly assist colleges and universities by conducting Title IX and other misconduct investigations, serving as Title IX Advisors to parties at live hearings, mediating informal resolutions, and serving as neutral Title IX hearing officers and decision-makers. Our experience fulfilling a variety of roles for educational institutions across the country provides our professionals with a unique perspective and understanding of these challenging cases. We are also available to assist with drafting policies, conducting trainings, or fulfilling a number of other legal or consultation roles. Please contact any of our experienced professionals below, as we would be delighted to work with you and your institution.

Experienced Investigators & Professionals

Allen Kropp brings a wealth of experience from his tenure and multiple roles with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR). He has extensive experience working with colleges and universities in conducting Title IX and other investigations, training college personnel, and serving as a Title IX Coordinator, workplace mediator and in several other capacities.

Meghan Glynn advises higher education institutions across a wide variety of student and employment matters, including student and employee discipline and due process and Title IX and sex-based discrimination. As a seasoned investigator, she investigates allegations of student and employee misconduct with sensitivity and discretion. She also provides training on practical approaches to compliance with non-discrimination laws and policies.

Adrianne Fouts is a litigator and higher education attorney with extensive experience in the areas of higher education advising, student misconduct, and Title IX.  Adrianne is also a seasoned litigator available to serve as a hearing officer/decision-maker in Title IX matters.

Kasia Park is a litigator and higher education attorney. She provides comprehensive investigative services to postsecondary institutions. She regularly handles Title IX investigations with a thoughtful and pragmatic approach. Her extensive litigation experience also makes her ideally suited to serve as a Title IX advisor, hearing officer or other roles.

Isabel Ekman is an experienced litigator with extensive experience in special education law and Title IX compliance at the K-12 level. As a sought-after thought leader in the education space, she often conducts customized training on special education law and Title XI compliance. Isabel is a highly experienced Title IX investigator, has published numerous works on these topics, and often presents at conferences and events.

Melissa Hewey is a well-known litigator with over 33 years of experience. She has worked closely with colleges and universities throughout her career in the areas of advising, training, investigations and litigation. Melissa has also served as a mediator and a neutral decision-maker in Title IX and other higher education matters.

Jerry Crouter has practiced in the areas of higher education, litigation, and alternative dispute resolution for more than 37 years. He is a highly-regarded mediator and arbitrator and is a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. His experience as an arbitrator, combined with his Title IX higher education expertise, makes him ideally suited to serve as a neutral hearing officer and/or decision-maker under the new Title IX regulations.

Ann Chapman is a non-lawyer policy and compliance consultant with extensive experience providing trainings and developing policies for higher education institutions. Ann is a highly experienced Title IX investigator and facilitator and has served as a Conduct Dean and Title IX Coordinator.


If you are interested in learning more about Drummond Woodsum’s Higher Education practice beyond Title IX, please visit the practice group page here.

If you are interested in learning more about Drummond Woodsum’s robust K-12 practice, please visit the School & Education practice group.

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