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Bloomberg Big Law Interviews Chopra on Colleges Increased Focus on Title IXMarch 30, 2016
The March 30, 2016, Bloomberg BNA Big Law Business article, “After Sexual Assault Claims, Colleges Face Justice Challenges,” extensively quotes O’Melveny partner Apalla Chopra, head of the firm’s Labor and Employment and Colleges and Universities practices, about the increased national attention on Title IX issues. In the article, Chopra details the “sea change” in how much time higher education institutions spend addressing Title IX issues, specifically relating to their responses to sexual abuse allegations. “Around the nation, a number of reports about rape and other sexual violence claims have captured headlines and are forcing presidents and staff at even the oldest, most venerated universities to rethink their policies about how to handle such cases — and they’re turning to lawyers such as Chopra for advice,” the article reported.