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Montgomery McCracken’s Sexual Misconduct Liability Practice Group provides comprehensive risk management, investigation, and litigation defense services to an array of insured and self-insured clients facing sexual misconduct, assault, harassment, and other abuse-related claims.


The practice group draws on the career experience of former sex crimes prosecutor Ashley R. Lynam. Our clients include a number of high-profile commercial organizations, sports teams, bus and trucking companies, homeowners, hotels, franchisees, educational institutions, nursing homes and long-term care facilities, ambulance companies, medical centers, group homes, charitable and social services organizations and more.

We believe that the best defense is a good offense. We provide wrap-around crisis management services for our clients beginning with risk assessment training, the drafting and editing of employee handbooks and sexual misconduct policies and procedures, implementation of these procedures and proactive liability audits to prevent potential claims and protracted litigation. Our pre-claim and third-party investigations ensure compliance with state and federal regulations and assure best practices advice to businesses and insureds, bringing both credibility and candor when they matter the most.

In addition to our proactive work, our team also aggressively investigates and defends sexual misconduct suits, which often involve third party criminal acts, children and the elderly and other complicated and correlated areas of law. Our attorneys have considerable experience in the investigation and preparation of corporate representatives, current and former employees and other witnesses for deposition and trial. We draw on our well-developed and long-standing relationships with law enforcement, private investigators, security experts, psychologists, psychiatrists and other physicians to aid in the defense and reduce damages calculations in these often high-exposure claims.  We understand the wide-ranging and long-lasting impact that sexual misconduct claims have on our client’s businesses, including the possibility of tort litigation. We have tried several sexual misconduct cases to jury and resolved many others without trial while carefully managing clients’ important privacy, public interest and policy concerns.