Welcome to Title IX Expert Witness
This site is designed to introduce you to Brett A. Sokolow, Saundra "Saunie" Schuster and W. Scott Lewis, partners in NCHERM, the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management. NCHERM is one of the largest specialized higher education law practices in the United States, representing the legal matters of thirty colleges and universities as outside counsel.
The firm is recognized for its expertise in sexual misconduct and harassment cases, violence prevention, safety and security. The NCHERM partners are called on frequently to serve as expert witnesses in a variety of cases involving K-12 schools, colleges and universities.
Title IX cases are a particular specialty, and the firm has litigated, served as experts or responded to government audits and investigations in fifteen Title IX-related school and college cases. The partners are engaged as experts in ten cases currently, and invite your inquiries about evaluating, serving as expert witnesses and/or litigation strategists in your case.
Please find a listing of cases in which the partners are currently serving as experts, as well as the firm history of expert cases by clicking here.
Brett A. Sokolow, J.D.
Brett A. Sokolow is the founder and Managing Partner of NCHERM, based outside of Philadelphia. He is the author of twelve books and dozens of articles on campus and school district safety and liability issues. He has been qualified as an expert in federal court. He also serves as Executive Director of ATIXA, the Association of Title IX Administrators.
Saundra K. Schuster, J.D.
Saunie Schuster is a partner with NCHERM, based in Columbus, OH. She has served as General Counsel to a community college and as an Asst. Attorney General for the Ohio Education Division. She is a past president of the Association for Student Conduct Administrators and is the sitting president of NaBITA, the National Behavioral Intervention Team Assoc.
W. Scott Lewis, J.D.
Scott Lewis is a partner with NCHERM, based in Dallas, TX. Scott came to NCHERM after serving as Assistant Vice Provost of the University of South Carolina and as a faculty member. He is a past president of the Association for Student Conduct Administrators and is the president-elect of NaBITA, the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association.
NCHERM: The National Center for Higher Education Risk Management
Please direct inquiries to NCHERM Executive Director Samantha Dutill at Samantha@ncherm.org or call 610.993.0229.
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