BERWYN, Pa., Nov. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The NCHERM Group, LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Henry, J.D. as a full-time Investigator within the NCHERM-i division of the firm, effective January 10th, 2017.
NCHERM-i is the civil rights and discrimination investigation division of The NCHERM Group, LLC, a law firm exclusively serving the needs of higher education and K-12 school clients. Since 2000, The NCHERM Group has provided more than 1,000 campus sexual misconduct and related discrimination investigations, and now oversees 16 investigators within the NCHERM-i division. Henry will be one of three lead investigators working under the supervision of the four NCHERM Group Partners as this practice area expands rapidly for The NCHERM Group.
As colleges, universities, and schools more frequently recognize the need for external investigations, they seek the advantages of using independent investigators to achieve unbiased results that are free from conflicts-of-interest. The NCHERM-i division's investigators have been carefully selected from the top investigators in the field and have been trained by the foremost leaders of the field. Providing an average of six investigations a week, NCHERM-i investigators have deep and broad experience in all forms of discrimination allegations.
By design, all NCHERM-i investigators are former campus-based Title IX coordinators and investigators who are also attorneys. Their knowledge of campus culture, on-the-ground logistics, student interaction know-how, sensitivity to campus politics, working with minors, and understanding of the current legal climate is unparalleled.
These qualities position NCHERM Group investigators to deliver the best investigation possible to clients. Their interviews are thorough, their reports are comprehensive, their analysis is finely honed, and their work product is delivered promptly. NCHERM-i manages high-profile, scandalous, and complex allegations professionally and expertly. Your toughest case is something The NCHERM Group takes on every day.
The NCHERM Group President & CEO Brett Sokolow stated, "Michael Henry has served the firm ably as an Affiliated Consultant for the past year, but his expertise, experience, and the in-demand nature of his investigatory skills all pointed to the need to appoint him as a full-time, lead investigator. I am delighted to welcome Michael to the team, and look forward to the high-quality investigations he will provide to our clients."
Henry added, "I am excited to make the transition from Affiliated Consultant to Lead Investigator with The NCHERM Group early in 2017. This is a great opportunity for me to use my skills and experience to serve a broader range of both clients and students."
Until his employment with The NCHERM Group full-time, Michael has been the Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Lead Title IX Investigator, and Director of the Office for Student Rights & Resolution at Texas Tech University. There, he investigated and adjudicated cases of sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, and relationship violence, as well as incidents of hazing and other forms of organizational misconduct within the university's Greek community. He is a graduate of the Texas Tech University School of Law and has experience in civil litigation, as well as having worked in the Appellate Division of the Lubbock District Attorney's Office. He has developed and implemented student-focused Title IX policies and procedures and provided education and prevention programming to faculty, staff, and students. Michael has served as a Faculty Fellow at the ASCA Gehring Academy and as faculty for various ATIXA certification trainings.
Henry has authored and revised extensive portions of the university's conduct policy and procedure, trained University Discipline Committees, and developed online content related to Title IX and sexual misconduct. He has also authored and revised institutional and system-wide operating policies related to discrimination, harassment, and Title IX. Michael received his undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Texas Tech University.
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