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Hutchinson Black and Cook’s Nationally Recognized Title IX Practice

Hutchinson Black and Cook’s nationally recognized Title IX practice continues to gain prominence as the conduct of university officials across the nation has come under fire for their mishandling of or indifference to campus sexual assault.  HBC’s Title IX practice group, led by Baine Kerr and John Clune, is currently investigating and pursuing Title IX claims for sexual assault involving national football champion Florida State University and its Heisman Trophy winning quarterback, Jameis Winston, the University of Oregon and three UO basketball players, and the University of Tulsa and a former men’s basketball player.

HBC attorneys have long been at the forefront of Title IX litigation.  Baine KerrJohn CluneKimberly Hult and Chris Ford have prosecuted Title IX sexual assault cases across the country.  In 2007, HBC won the precedent-setting football recruiting rape case against the University of Colorado for $2.5 million and sweeping athletic reforms.  Since then, HBC lawyers have represented sexual assault victims in Colorado, California, Connecticut, Ohio, New Jersey, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Florida, Arizona, Indiana, Oregon and Oklahoma.  HBC has handled Title IX matters at schools of all grades and at college campuses ranging from local community colleges to the Ivy League.  In addition, Baine KerrChris Ford and Jonathan Boonin have represented coaches and athletic department officials in Title IX retaliation cases in Colorado, Pennsylvania, Indiana, South Carolina and Florida.

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