Education Law

We have asserted claims against elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and colleges/universities for a range of unlawful conduct, including the failure to prevent or adequately investigate sexual assaults on campus, unlawful discrimination, and bullying, performing unlawful strip searches, and the failure to accommodate the needs of students with disabilities.

P.W. v. Monmouth County School District et al.

Represent a former New Jersey public high school student who claims that school officials failed to protect her from severe and pervasive retaliation by her fellow students after her parents reported a shocking incident of anti-Semitism during a school field trip. Read extensive coverage about the lawsuit in the New York Times.

T.H. v. City of New York

Along with Legal Services of New York, represented a plaintiff challenging the policy and practice of public schools of calling emergency services and sometimes the police in dealing with children with documented emotional disabilities. The federal litigation was successfully resolved with significant changes to the system, including training, in addition to monetary compensation.

Jane Does v. Universities

Represented numerous young women who were raped or sexually assaulted on campus, often in their freshman year of college, against the schools that failed adequately to investigate and address their complaints. Obtained millions of dollars in settlements and judgments and changes to the way the colleges have dealt with the students and handled complaints.

J.S. v. Dalton School, et al.

We are suing the Dalton School and its former Head of School on behalf of J.S. under New York’s Child Victims Act.  At age 14, J.S. was offered free tuition and board, living with the Head of School and attending the Dalton School for 9th grade. The unusual arrangement ultimately allowed for multiple opportunities of sexual abuse, which has had profoundly negative consequences on our client’s life.  Read about the case in the New York Law Journal, the New York Daily News, and the New York Post.