What We Do

Higher Education

Higher Education

Our Higher Education practice is led by respected professionals with decades of university leadership experience. We have earned a reputation for thoroughness, accuracy, and fairness among major universities and small and private colleges.

We are organized, staffed, and resourced for the following:

  • Title IX Hearings. We preside in fair and transparent Title IX hearings with one of the most experienced teams of Title IX decision-makers in the United States.
  • Title IX Investigations. We conduct thorough, fair, and compliant Title IX investigations with our team of experienced Title IX investigators.
  • Title IX Training. We offer training of Title IX Coordinators, Investigators, Decision-Makers, and Mediators in compliance with the federal Title IX regulations.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We have a team prepared to assist university athletics departments in meeting the NCAA required DEI review of programs.
  • General University Investigations. We conduct detailed university investigations, whether the inquiry involves sensitive personnel matters, including background checks and hiring decisions; financial dealings; questions of integrity; or tort matters.
  • Mediation Services. Our team includes trained and certified mediators who are committed to assisting in resolving disputes and disagreements in matters ranging from Title IX complaints to employee concerns.
  • Site Security. We test physical plant, arenas, and stadium site security using FBI metrics and globally renowned expertise.
  • Internet Security. We review and make recommendations for upgrades to security of IT systems.
  • Campus Police and Security. We provide independent review and advice to administrators responsible for campus law enforcement and security as well as provide oversight of campus police and security officials with our nationally recognized Civilian Oversight and Independent Police Auditor team.

We are competitively priced and sensitive to the unique needs of the higher education community.  References are available upon request.

Meet the Higher Education team:

Risk Management

Risk Management

Risk management is the essential ingredient of strategic decision-making. The risk management process must explicitly address uncertainty and must be conducted with the best available information, specially tailored to the needs of the insured.  We call our process “CI³” (Corporate Investigations, Inspections, and Information).

Our highly credentialled, former FBI and DoD investigators, together with our team of retired United States attorneys, provide global reach and deep dive expertise.

From multinational corporations to independent owner operators, we pride ourselves in providing custom-tailored solutions for any assignment, scope or budget.

Trust us to:

  • Execute due diligence, pre-acquisition investigations conducted by retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent/CPAs
  • Provide comprehensive background checks (using forensic techniques not commercially available elsewhere) on candidates so you can feel confident in your hiring decisions.
  • Uncover embezzlement, fraud, waste, and money laundering
  • Conduct forensic audit/accounting conducted by retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent/CPAs
  • Perform full cyber security scans by our nationally recognized cyber-security team
  • Scrub your operations to ensure regulatory compliance with our retired DoD compliance team
  • Assess corporate culture for potential risk of discriminatory behavior with our highly experienced insurance industry counsel
  • Test physical plant site security using FBI metrics and globally-renown expertise

Meet the Risk Management team:

Government Oversight

Society demands that governmental agencies be responsible to principles of integrity transparency, and accountability. Our team of nationally-recognized professionals has amassed decades of national and international experience conducting in-depth investigations into government actions. We feature particular expertise in police oversight and audit; working with local police departments, community oversight boards and city leadership to ensure public confidence in the actions of their law enforcement professionals.  

Meet the Government Oversight team:

Ready to get started?

Please call us at 843.384.8160 or e-mail us at bruce@bartlettjames.com. We will respond within one hour. Always.

Our Values


Our work provides your enterprise with facts that allow you to make well-informed and transparent decisions. In short, we provide the bedrock for the integrity of your decision-making.

It is our experience that some of the best fact finders and investigators in an organization are its in-house or outside counsel. We also recognize, however, that use of counsel to simultaneously investigate and provide legal advice on those findings may not always be desired; while an investigation may be privileged initially, it often is necessary to waive privilege on all or parts of an investigation for a variety of tactical and strategic purposes. In that situation, our independence will enhance the credibility of the investigation with complainants, constituents, and members of the public. Further, it enables counsel to provide candid and impartial advice and representation, free of actual or perceived conflicts.


We are prepared to render fact finding in a variety of urgent matters, and our company is especially well-suited and equipped to address sensitive personnel matters. Specifically, we provide our clients with a comprehensive understanding of the facts when employees, students or other constituents allege malfeasance, harassment, discrimination, abuse, or any other concern that demands a quick, and correct, response. We know the right questions to ask. The answers we obtain point toward your dedication to transparency and accountability.


Regardless of your organizational type, your stakeholders can benefit from training and enhanced expertise. Whether your audience needs in-person or on-demand, digital training, Bartlett James can partner with you to analyze your need for learning courses which close your knowledge, skills, and/or attitude gaps.

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