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The new Title IX regulations are effective on August 1, 2024. The BartlettJames team is prepared to offer comprehensive and competitively priced training on the new regulations immediately upon request.

Our services.

Title IX Services

A team of highly experienced and skilled professionals.

Background Investigations

Our in-depth, forensic background investigations are conducted by retired Senior FBI and Department of Defense investigators.

General University Investigations

We provide proven, effective and timely service to campus leadership, working under the attorney-client privilege of your general counsel or outside counsel.

Campus Police and Security Oversight

Our world-renowned team of retired FBI and Secret Service Supervisory Special Agents provides decades of global experience.

About us.

A team of highly experienced and skilled professionals who conduct independent and thorough investigations.

Your success depends upon reliable, timely, and professionally developed information. Our investigations put clarity and precision at your fingertips and our administrative adjudications provide independent and objective decision-making. Whether you require narrowly tailored, discreet fact-finding or a campus-wide, multi-department assessment or an adjudication of contested facts, our highly experienced professionals are ready to support your needs.

Our team.

James P. Pottorff, Jr.

Director, Higher Education Operations

Jim is our Higher Education Team Leader and a member of the BartlettJames Executive Committee.

K. Michele Allison-Davis

Executive Committee Member

Michele is a member of the BartlettJames Executive Committee and serves as a highly respected Title IX investigator. She provides a wealth of executive legal experience and seasoned judgment from her 24-year career in legal education and the myriad positions she held as a practicing attorney in other organizations. She has a distinguished background in diversity leadership and affirmative action matters. Michele is based in North Carolina.

Peter J. Paukstelis

Pete provides guidance on all matters pertaining to collegiate athletics. Pete has more than 25 years of diversified experience representing a wide array of corporate, institutional, and individual clients in a host of different litigation and transactional matters. Pete is based in North Carolina.

Latest news.

The New Title IX Regulations: The Way Forward

On Friday, April 19, 2024, the Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education released its long-awaited update to the federal Title IX regulations. Compliance with the new regulations is required beginning August 1, 2024. Conduct occurring prior to August 1st will be subject to the current (2020) regulations.

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