Public and Private Universities

O’Melveny is counseling several public and private universities in connection with their handling of student reports of sexual assault. The work involves everything from conducting internal investigations to advising on policy changes to defending the schools before federal regulators and in litigation. For example, the University of Virginia Board of Visitors retained O’Melveny as independent counsel to review the university’s response to media reported sexual assault allegations including its compliance with all relevant policies and procedures as well as state and federal law.