ABOUT US

 

Dan Schorr, LLC provides expert solutions for the complex and sensitive issues that may arise in any organization. Our investigators bring years of experience and nuanced knowledge of federal and state regulations, investigative best practices, and current developments in the fields of Title IX, Civil Rights, and student and employee misconduct. We assist institutions of higher education, K-12 schools, non-profits, governmental bodies, and private sector entities to ensure a fair, comprehensive process in response to allegations of misconduct, recognizing the stress these matters may place on complainants, respondents, and your organization. Our investigations are always prompt, thorough, compassionate, and compliant with law and organizational policy.

Our specialists also serve as Title IX hearing officers and decision makers, conduct policy and program reviews, and lead trainings in misconduct prevention, anti-bias education, and best practices for Title IX and Civil Rights investigations, adjudications, and compliance.

Our investigators are pre-approved Sexual Misconduct Investigators for the United Educators ProResponse Expert Services Benefit, as well as ATIXA-certified.

OUR TEAM

Dan Schorr

President
New York

Dan Schorr is a former criminal prosecutor and municipal inspector general with more than 20 years of legal and investigative experience. He manages a variety of complex assignments, including investigations into sexual misconduct, Civil Rights, and fraud allegations at educational institutions, corporations, and government entities. In additional to specializing in Title IX investigations, Dan assists higher education and K-12 schools by conducting policy and program reviews, training personnel on all aspects of Title IX and Civil Rights compliance, and serving in hearing officer and decision maker roles. Dan is a pre-approved Sexual Misconduct Investigator for the United Educators ProResponse Expert Services Benefit.

Alyssa-Rae McGinn

Vice President, Investigations
Boston

Alyssa-Rae McGinn has extensive experience leading a variety of complex investigations, with particular expertise in conducting investigations at educational institutions and corporations into allegations of sexual misconduct and identity-based harassment involving students, faculty, staff, and corporate leadership.

Alyssa-Rae was previously a Senior Associate at Ankura, where she and Dan established the firm’s Title IX and Civil Rights Investigations practice and grew it to assist institutions nationwide. Prior to Ankura, Alyssa-Rae was an Associate Director in Kroll’s Business Investigations & Intelligence practice, where she co-founded the Women’s Network at Kroll.

Jenna Farrell

Investigator
New York

Jenna Farrell specializes in investigations of sexual misconduct and discrimination allegations based on sex, gender, and race. She was previously an intern in Kroll’s Business Investigations & Intelligence practice where she worked on a wide array of investigations including due diligence, fraud investigations, and pro bono human rights matters. Prior to Kroll, Jenna interned at the Washington County District Attorney’s Office in New York State focusing on cases of sexual misconduct and domestic violence.

SERVICES

Investigations

Allegations of sexual misconduct and discrimination can have serious and long-lasting implications for the individuals and organizations involved. Failure to diligently investigate such reports can impact an organization’s reputation for many years. Our investigations navigate and address the sensitive issues of physical and mental health, privacy, rights of the complainant and the accused, retaliation, and civil and criminal liability.

Dan Schorr, LLC’s professionals conduct prompt and thorough misconduct investigations that seek to determine credibility, develop relevant facts, and reach findings with independence and objectivity. Whether in response to specific allegations or as part of an organizational climate investigation, we interview relevant witnesses and examine written statements, email, text messages, social media, digital forensic data, medical records, and other evidence. We then deliver a clear and comprehensive report of our findings and recommendations.

Our investigators are also pre-approved Sexual Misconduct Investigators for the United Educators ProResponse Expert Services Benefit and ATIXA-certified.

Decision Makers and Hearing Officers

Our experts utilize their extensive hearing and trial experience to ensure fair, reliable, and comprehensive proceedings for all types of misconduct matters. Title IX hearings under the new Department of Education regulations are complex and high-pressure for all involved. They require a hearing chair who is intimately familiar with relevant Title IX law and campus policy, is an expert in evidentiary rules, and is able to successfully oversee hearings with the appropriate temperament.

Dan Schorr, LLC provides skilled Title IX professionals to serve as single-person decision makers, three-person hearing panels, or hearing chairs that serve with a client’s internal panelists.  Prior to the hearing, we review client policies and procedures, examine the investigation report, and lead pre-hearing conferences with the parties, advisors, Title IX coordinator, legal counsel, and any other relevant individuals. We then manage all questioning and evidentiary rulings at the hearing, conduct panel deliberation, reach a finding utilizing the applicable standard of proof, and write a substantive, evidence and policy-based decision letter of outcome, including recommended remedies.

Trainings

With law, policy, and perceptions about identity-based misconduct rapidly evolving, it is essential that your community understand the most up-to-date Title IX and Civil Rights requirements, best practices, and nuances of this challenging area.

Dan Schorr, LLC provides expert training for investigators, decision makers, hearing officers, and advisors, as well as preventive and responsive trainings on misconduct, harmful behavior, and bias for community members. Our professionals conduct tailored training sessions incorporating specific institutional policies, relevant federal and local law, and interactive discussions and exercises focused on the audience’s needs. We leverage our decades of experience as professionals in Title IX and Civil Rights and as educators to create engaging, memorable, and useful learning opportunities for your community.

Policy and Program Reviews

In today’s climate of changing regulations and increased public scrutiny, it is imperative to ensure that your organization’s Title IX and anti-discrimination policies and procedures are compliant with relevant laws and best practices.

Dan Schorr, LLC offers policy and program reviews to assess whether existing or proposed policies and procedures are appropriately designed and implemented to protect your community and your organization. Our professionals have expertise in understanding and applying federal and local law, as well as the nuances of current conversations about identity and bias. We assist institutions of higher education, K-12 schools, companies, non-profits, and governmental bodies throughout the U.S., and we deliver guidance and analysis based on a comprehensive understanding of what makes a policy or program effective both generally and for your unique community.

Contact Us

477 Madison Avenue, 6th Floor

New York, NY 10022

+1.914.625.6270 | [email protected]

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