"We change lives through proven methods of prevention, education, and training."
-Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., CEO
Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., CEO
"We change lives through proven methods of prevention, education, and training."
-Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., CEO
W. Scott Lewis, J.D., Partner
"We change lives through proven methods of prevention, education, and training."
-Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., CEO
Saundra K. Schuster, J.D., Partner
"We change lives through proven methods of prevention, education, and training."
-Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., CEO
Daniel C. Swinton, J.D., Ed.D., President
"We change lives through proven methods of prevention, education, and training."
-Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., CEO
Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., Senior Executive Vice President for Professional Program Development
"We change lives through proven methods of prevention, education, and training."
-Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., CEO
"We change lives through proven methods of prevention, education, and training."
-Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., CEO

The NCHERM Group

THE NCHERM GROUP, LLC (TNG) IS A:

CONSULTING FIRM SERVING 3,000 SCHOOLS and COLLEGES,

CORPORATE/INSTITUTIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT FIRM, AND

ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT FIRM

TNG is comprised of linked organizations that have served the education field for almost 20 years. As a firm, TNG represents over 70 colleges and universities, making us one of the largest education-specific law and consulting practices in the country. TNG's four partners have more than 80 years of combined experience and our 25 additional consultants and attorneys are the top experts in their fields. TNG has provided services to more than 3,000 school and college clients, providing unparalleled reach and impact on the field. TNG also provides its services for corporate institutions, leveraging its proprietary systems-level solutions for risk prevention in the workplace. The NCHERM Way has become the risk management touchstone for schools, colleges, and workplaces across the country.

Our Expertise

The NCHERM Group offers expertise for high-risk campus health and safety issues:

  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Campus Safety
  • Classroom Management
  • Clery Act Compliance
  • Conduct Code Development
  • Conduct Board Training
  • Culture Change Initiatives
  • Disruptive Students
  • Emergency Management
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • First Amendment
  • Hazing
  • Investigations
  • Litigation Management
  • Policy/Program/Review
  • Alcohol & Drugs
  • Psychological Distress
  • Red Flags Rule
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Strategic Prevention
  • Student Organizations
  • Student Suicide
  • Threat Assessment
  • Title IX, ADA, and FERPA

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In the News

BC Successfully Limits Scope of $3 Million Lawsuit Jury Trial

The scope of the jury trial taking place next month in the $3 million lawsuit being brought against Boston College will be limited solely to whether or not administrative interference took place, specifically a breach of contract or violated a basic fairness principle.

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ATIXA Issues Position Statement Discussing When Sexual Harassment Definitions are in Limbo, Go Back to the Statute Itself

Screen out the noise. Ignore the fact that the federal courts can’t agree or provide a cogent explanation. Sidestep the efforts by OCR to change the very definition of sexual harassment within the Title IX regulations. Just focus on the statute. In a time of change and lack of clarity, first principles are our best […]

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CUTV News Radio Spotlights Carolyn Reinach Wolf

Carolyn affirms how urgently we need to raise awareness concerning mental illness and better educate the public to combat its terrible stigma. “Most of the time it’s the families of these suffering individuals who approach me,” says Carolyn.  “Often, their loved ones lack insight, are resistant to treatment and become symptomatic of their illness, hence […]

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NaBITA Issues Position Statement on Involuntary Withdrawals and the Use of Behavioral Agreements

NaBITA is committed to supporting its member institutions including developing practical takeaways from recent court cases and incidents of violence. This position statement offers insights regarding the October 2018 Northern Michigan University (NMU) case and what colleges and schools can learn from the Department of Justice’s decision. Click here to read the official press release.

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BC Files New Brief In $3 Million Lawsuit

Ahead of a hearing scheduled to take place, Boston College, in the $3 million lawsuit brought by an alumnus—identified only as “John Doe” in court documents—submitted its brief in support of limiting the scope of the upcoming jury trial as much as possible. Doe’s legal team is seeking testimony from Brett Sokolow to be heard […]

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Boston College tries to limit its potential liability in Title IX due process trial

His expert witness, the Title IX consultant Brett Sokolow, is taking an unusual tack by bringing up gender-bias complaints. Despite the 1st Circuit throwing out those claims, they are important for the jury to consider because “gender bias affects the entire outcome of the case.”

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Association of Title IX Administrators

ATIXA provides a professional association for school and college Title IX Coordinators and administrators who are interested in serving their districts and campuses more effectively. Since 1972, Title IX has proved to be an inceasingly powerful leveling tool, helping to advance gender equity in schools and colleges.

The National Behavorial Intervention Team Association

NABITA is an organization for the support and professional development of behavorial intervention team members, commited to providing education, resources, and support to professionals in schools and in the workplace who endeavor every day to make their campuses and workplaces safer through caring prevention and intervention.

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