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The NCHERM Group, LLC Company Profile

Today, The NCHERM Group, LLC is a think tank of twenty-four consultants and ten executive and administrative staff members. We have provided services to more than 3,000 colleges and schools. We represent more than 30 colleges and universities as outside counsel, making The NCHERM Group the largest specialized higher education law practice in the country. Every day, more schools and colleges enhance the health and safety of their communities the NCHERM way. Our reach is vast and our impact is significant.

News from The NCHERM Group, LLC:

Consultants From The NCHERM Group, LLC Have Been Engaged as Expert Witnesses in Jameis Winston/FSU Lawsuit

MALVERN, Pa., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — NCHERM Group partners Brett A. Sokolow and W. Scott Lewis are serving as expert witnesses for the woman who says Florida State University ignored her allegations of rape against another student.  The incident, dating back to December 2012, involves al…

The NCHERM Group Continues to Advocate for Affirmative Consent Policies in Colleges and Schools Across the Nation

MALVERN, Pa., Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Affirmative consent is an idea whose time has finally come.  The NCHERM Group, LLC is pleased to see that American society is embracing consent as the foundation for respectful sexual communication through legislation, public discourse and social…

The NCHERM Group to Indemnify Colleges on Sexual Misconduct Claims

MALVERN, Pa., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – It is clear from recent press accounts that higher education is at a crisis point with sexual misconduct cases.  Administrators report that they are drowning in caseloads.  Students and alumni continue to express dissatisfaction in a variety of wa…

The NCHERM Group Names Daniel C. Swinton Managing Partner After Only Two Years

Swinton, the fourth partner in The NCHERM Group, will continue to lead as valuable attorney, trainer and consultant.
MALVERN, Pa., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The NCHERM Group (www.ncherm.org) takes great pleasure in announcing the appointment of Daniel C. Swinton, J.D., Ed.D. as its Managi…

The NCHERM Group Rolls Out Online Professional Development Training Initiative: Continuing Certification Credit (CCC) Program

MALVERN, Pa., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – For anyone certified as a Title IX Coordinator or investigator by ATIXA, whose BIT has been certified by NaBITA, and is considering obtaining these certifications or benefits from ongoing professional development from The NCHERM Group, the CCC prog…

The NCHERM Group Introduces Shortcut for Colleges to Easily Comply with Campus SaVE Act

MALVERN, Pa., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – By now, many in higher education have taken a look at the VAWA Reauthorization section known as the Campus SaVE Act. This act is now law, with enforcement expected to kick in a year from now. Start planning now, because there is a lot to this new law. T…

The NCHERM Group Model Code Project Introduces Developmental Framework For Code of Student Conduct

Project Intended to Engage Field Members and Help Shape Future Model Codes
MALVERN, Pa., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – A Developmental Framework for A Code of Student Conduct:  The NCHERM Group Model Code Project was borne from the fact that previous model codes had contributed immensely t…

Introduction of NCHERM Group Online Trainings to Bring Top-Notch Programming That Addresses Most Pressing Administrative Needs of Higher Education Institutions

MALVERN, Pa., Sept 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Today marks the introduction of The NCHERM Group Online Trainings, a new endeavor to provide quality, distance learning education and discussion opportunities to colleges and universities across the country and around the world.
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New Online Training Module on Mandated Reporting of Sexual Misconduct by Campus Employees from ATIXA and The NCHERM Group, LLC

MALVERN, Pa., Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
OVERVIEW
The Title IX OCR Dear Colleague Letter (April 4, 2011) tells K-12 and higher education that all employees must be trained on reporting responsibilities. How is that to be accomplished? Requests for ATIXA to create the tool you need have been hear…

Newly Published Faculty Guide Aids College Professors Dealing with Aggressive Behavior in the Classroom

A Faculty Guide to Addressing Disruptive and Dangerous Behavior by Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., W. Scott Lewis J.D. helps instructors implement the field's best practices
MALVERN, Pa., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – College and university faculty are asked to serve an increasingl…

The NCHERM Group, LLC Introduces "The Bundle," an Annual Subscription Package of Its Integrated Campus Risk Management Services

MALVERN, Pa., Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – The eight allied organizations that comprise The NCHERM Group have effectively served the risk management needs of more than 3,000 colleges and universities, helping to make The NCHERM Group the trusted industry leader with proven success at enhan…

The NCHERM Group, LLC Appoints Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., Respected Expert on Campus Violence, as Senior Vice President of Professional Program Development

MALVERN, Pa., Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – The NCHERM Group takes great pleasure in announcing the appointment of Brian Van Brunt to the newly created position of Senior Vice President.  Brett A. Sokolow, Esq., President and CEO of The NCHERM Group, said, "Today, we welcomed Brian to our…

NCHERM Consultant Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D. Authors Campus Violence Prevention Book

MALVERN, Pa., Aug. 17, 2012 — The National Center for Higher Education Risk Management (NCHERM) is pleased to announce the release of a new book from NCHERM consultant Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., entitled, Ending Campus Violence: New Approaches to Prevention.
With the growth of threats and violence…

NCHERM-CR Announces Summit on the Application of Restorative Justice Practices to Cases of Campus Sexual Misconduct

MALVERN, Pa., May 22, 2012 — The NCHERM-CR, the Conflict Resolution Practice Group of The National Center for Higher Education Risk Management (www.ncherm.org), will be hosting a two-day invitational Summit on the use of restorative justice practices in student-on-student sexual misconduc…

The NCHERM Group Names Daniel C. Swinton, J.D., Ed.D. as Vice President

MALVERN, Pa., March 23, 2012 — The NCHERM Group (www.thenchermgroup.org) takes great pleasure in announcing the appointment of Daniel C. Swinton to the newly created position of Vice President, effective June 2012.
Brett A. Sokolow, Esq., Chair of the NCHERM Group, said, "I am just elated…

NCHERM Special Counsel Retainer Program Grows to Twenty-Six Campuses

MALVERN, Pa., Sept. 26, 2011 — NCHERM is pleased to welcome Tulane University and Occidental College as its two newest retainer clients, following a summer than has seen its Special Counsel retainer program expand to include twenty-six college and university campuses, making NCHERM one of the l…

NCHERM Announces Campus Title IX Coordinator Certification Courses

MALVERN, Pa., Aug. 4, 2011 — The NCHERM Campus Title IX Coordinator Certification and Training Course is being offered to 170 college and university administrators this week in St. Louis, MO. This event greatly surpassed the initial projection of participants and created a waiting list. To addr…

NCHERM Assists the University of Virginia in Revising Sexual Misconduct Policies and Procedures

MALVERN, Pa., May 31, 2011 — A landmark shift is happening with respect to college and university conduct policies and grievance procedures as a result of the OCR Title IX Dear Colleague Letter released in April, which finally clarifies a wide range of critical issues pertaining to campus sexual v…

NCHERM Expert Witness and Litigation Services Lead to Recent Victory

MALVERN, Pa., Oct. 8, 2010 — Recently, the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County, Pennsylvania granted summary judgment to Widener University in the wrongful death and premises liability case of Lacey v. Widener University, repelling the plaintiff's efforts to expand institutional l…

Campus Sexual Misconduct Investigation Trainings Announced

MALVERN, Pa., Sept. 24, 2010 — The National Center for Higher Education Risk Management (NCHERM) announces a series of Campus Sexual Misconduct Investigation Trainings to be held in November 2010. NCHERM and ACPA co-sponsored three national Institutes on Sexual Misconduct in July of 2010 atte…

NCHERM and ACPA Announce Three Institutes on Responding to Campus Sexual Violence

MALVERN, Pa., May 21, 2010 — The National Center for Higher Education Risk Management (NCHERM) and College Student Educators International (ACPA) announce their collaborative sponsorship of three national Institutes on Responding to Campus Sexual Misconduct to be held in July of 2010 at site…

NCHERM 10th Anniversary Whitepaper Released — Expanding Scope of Sexual Assault and Harassment Liability for Colleges, Universities and Schools

MALVERN, Pa., Feb. 16, 2010 — Each year, the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management publishes a Whitepaper on a topic of special importance to higher education. In its tenth anniversary year, and for its tenth annual Whitepaper, NCHERM has published "Gamechangers: Reshapin…

John Wesley Lowery, Ph.D., Joins NCHERM

MALVERN, Pa., Aug. 12, 2009 — The National Center for Higher Education Risk Management, Ltd. (NCHERM) is pleased to announce that Dr. John Wesley Lowery has joined its consulting practice as an affiliated consultant. Dr. Lowery is an associate professor in the Student Affairs in Higher Educatio…