Sexual Misconduct Liability
Montgomery McCracken’s Sexual Misconduct Liability Practice provides comprehensive risk management, investigation, and litigation defense services to an array of clients facing sexual misconduct, assault, harassment, and other abuse-related claims.
The Sexual Misconduct Liability Practice 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, proactive liability audits to prevent potential claims and protracted litigation, and coordinating public response when appropriate. 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 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 clients’ businesses, including the possibility of tort litigation. We have tried several sexual misconduct cases to jury and resolved many others without trial, all while carefully managing clients’ important privacy, public interest, and policy concerns.
Senate Passes Bi-Partisan Bill Prohibiting Mandatory Arbitration of Employee Sexual Misconduct Claims
Congress has taken legislative action to provide employees with sexual misconduct claims with a path to litigate these claims in court – a public forum – rather than in a […]
Third Circuit Expands Liability for Colleges & Universities in Title IX Decision
A series of procedural missteps and policy failures led to the tragic murder of a college student on the campus of Millersville University in 2015. Almost seven years later, the […]
Ashley R. Lynam Elected to the Board of Directors for the Upper Main Line YMCA
Montgomery McCracken is pleased to announce that partner Ashley R. Lynam has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Upper Main Line YMCA (“UMLY”). UMLY is part of […]
VACATED: DOE Pulls Title IX Provision Requiring In-Person Testimony For Statement Consideration In Live Hearings
On August 24, 2021, the United States Department of Education (DOE) issued a guidance letter on the implementation of Title IX Regulations nationwide. The guidance letter follows the Massachusetts federal […]