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Julia E. Green

She/Her/Hers
Partner
  • Rochester
  • 585.231.1191
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Julia’s higher education practice includes counseling on day-to-day operational issues, guiding and advising clients on risk management—including in high-risk areas such as Title IX and New York State’s Article 129-B (Enough is Enough)—and representing higher education institutions in litigation matters. She also has a robust background conducting investigations in higher education, as well as workplace, settings.

Julia counsels colleges and universities on:

  • Academic affairs
  • Admissions
  • Campus crime reporting and emergency preparedness
  • Civil rights compliance, investigations, and complaint resolution (students, faculty, and staff)
  • Contract management
  • Crisis communications
  • FERPA and privacy
  • Financial aid and scholarships
  • Policy development and implementation
  • Risk management
  • Section 504
  • Shared governance
  • Student affairs
  • Title IX and Article 129-B (Enough is Enough)

Julia has developed a broad range of expertise regarding compliance with Title IX, Enough is Enough, and Clery Act obligations, from the annual aggregate data reports required by New York State to representing clients in connection with Title IX investigations commenced by the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR). She is fully trained as a civil rights investigator and Title IX Coordinator, and regularly conducts investigations of alleged sexual harassment and sexual misconduct, including sexual assault. Julia also serves as an adjudicator in Title IX hearings for non-legal clients. Julia helps institutions review and revise their policies to ensure compliance with the most up-to-date federal and state guidance related to Title IX and sexual misconduct on campus. In addition, Julia trains administrators, faculty, staff, and campus safety departments on the myriad obligations associated with and best practices for Title IX and Enough is Enough policies and processes, institutional policy, and conducting trauma-informed sexual misconduct investigations, hearings, and appeals.

Julia identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community and has sustained significant community involvement around LGBTQ issues and awareness. As a result of Julia’s personal experience and her diversity, equity, and inclusion work in the community and at the firm, she approaches all client issues with an inclusivity-minded lens.

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, Committee on Membership and Member Services, National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Chair, Diversity Committee, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
  • Member, Hiring Committee, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
  • Member, Inclusion & Equity Committee, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
  • Board Member, Young Women’s College Preparatory Charter School of Rochester and YWCP Foundation Board
  • Member, 2018 Western NY Human Rights Campaign Dinner Committee
  • Former Member and Co-Chair of the LGBT Committee, Monroe County Bar Association, 2014-2016
  • Empire State Pride Agenda Spring Dinner Committee; Co-Chair, 2010-2015; Vice Chair, 2012
  • Steering Committee Member, Women's Leadership Council, United Way of Greater Rochester, 2013-2015

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Recipient, 2017 Annette Itkin Volunteer of the Year Award, Willow Domestic Violence Center
  • Recipient, “Top Women in Law” Award, The Daily Record, 2017
  • Recipient, “Up and Coming Attorneys” Award, The Daily Record, 2011

PRESENTATIONS

  • Presenter, “Practical and Effective Investigation of Workplace Harassment Complaints,” 43rd Annual National Conference on Law and Higher Education, Stetson University, March 6, 2022
  • Co-Presenter, “Addressing Workplace Harassment Practically and Effectively,” Harter Secrest & Emery Labor & Employment Law Breakfast Briefing Webinar Series, September 28, 2021
  • Co-Presenter, “New Title IX Regulations Compliance Training,” Harter Secrest & Emery LLP Webinar, July 1, 2021
  • Co-Presenter, “New Title IX Regulations Compliance Training,” Harter Secrest & Emery LLP Webinar, March 2, 2021
  • Co-Presenter, “Effective Use of External Investigators and Adjudicators in Title IX Grievance Processes,” Harter Secrest & Emery LLP Webinar, November 13, 2020
  • Co-Presenter, “New Title IX Compliance Training,” Harter Secrest & Emery LLP Webinar, October 12, 2020
  • Co-Presenter, “New Title IX Compliance Training,” Harter Secrest & Emery LLP Webinar, August 20, 2020
  • Co-Presenter, “Title IX Regulations Compliance Training,” Harter Secrest & Emery LLP and McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC Webinar, August 14, 2020
  • Co-Presenter, “New Title IX Compliance Training,” Harter Secrest & Emery LLP Webinar, August 13, 2020
  • Co-Presenter, “An Employee Walks into Your Office to Make a Complaint: Investigation Tips and Techniques,” Harter Secrest & Emery’s Labor and Employment Law Webinar Series, February 11, 2020
  • Co-Presenter, “Title IX, Clery, and Enough is Enough: Best Practices and Legal Compliance,” St. John Fisher College, August 13, 2019
  • Co-Presenter, “An Employee Walks into Your Office to Make a Complaint: Investigation Tips and Techniques,” Harter Secrest & Emery’s Labor and Employment Law Conference, April 30, 2019
  • Co-Moderator, “Tax Reform’s Impact on Higher Education,” Harter Secrest & Emery’s Campus Conversations Webinar Series, March 21, 2019
  • Co-Moderator, “Hot Topics in US Intellectual Property Law for Institutions of Higher Education,” Harter Secrest & Emery’s Campus Conversations Webinar Series, January 17, 2019
  • Co-Moderator, “The Justice Department: Friend of the Court, Foe of the University?,” Harter Secrest & Emery’s Campus Conversations Webinar Series, November 14, 2018
  • Presenter, "Conducting Thorough, Impartial, and Effective Sexual Harassment Investigations," Harter Secrest & Emery Labor and Employment Law Conference, April 26, 2018
  • Co-Presenter, "Sexual Harassment Complaints: What Can HR Learn from the Student Side?" College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA) Spring Conference, April 9, 2018
  • Co-Presenter, "Sexual Misconduct Investigations and Resolution: Legal and Best Practice Standards" series, Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse, NY, February 27, March 6, and May 8, 2018
  • Presenter, "The Headlines Continue: The Epidemic of High Profile Sexual Harassment Claims," Harter Secrest & Emery, November 3, 2017
  • Organizer, Presenter and Co-Presenter, Harter Secrest & Emery’s Higher Education Conference "Title IX and Enough and Enough: A Mandate and a Microscope—Preparing You For Next Year," August 3, 2017
  • Co-Presenter, "Title IX’s Impact on College Campuses," Eyes on the Future Radio Show, Greater Rochester Enterprise, July 2017
  • Presenter, "Title IX: Training, Information Sharing, and Discussion," Rochester Institute of Technology, April 11, 2017
  • Presenter, "New York State’s Dual Anti-Discrimination Protections for Transgender Workers," Harter Secrest & Emery’s Labor and Employment Law Conference, April 5, 2017
  • Co-Presenter, "Clery and VAWA—Title VII vs. Title IX: The Employment Side of Combatting Sexual Assault on College Campuses," Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers (EACUBO) 2016 Annual Meeting, October 16-19, 2016
  • Co-Presenter, "Title VII or Title IX: What’s the Difference and Why Does it Matter?" College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA) Annual Conference and Expo, September 25-27, 2016
  • Organizer, Presenter and Co-Presenter, Harter Secrest & Emery’s "Higher Education Institute: Avoiding Compliance Pitfalls Across Your Campus—From Admissions to the Title IX Office to the Board Room," August 2, 2016. Presentations and training sessions included:
    • Conducting Trauma-Informed and Legally-Compliant Investigations, Hearings, and Appeals
    • Writing Investigative Reports and Outcome Letters
    • Student and Employee Training Requirements under Title IX, Clery/VAWA, and New York’s “Enough is Enough”
    • Title VII vs. Title IX/Clery/VAWA: What’s the Difference and Why Does It Matter?
  • Co-Presenter, "Title IX Case Update," University of Rochester, May 2016
  • Co-Presenter, "Enough is Enough Update," Title IX Workshop, LeMoyne College, March 3, 2016
  • Co-Presenter, "Trauma-Informed Title IX Investigations: Conducting Compassionate and Effective Investigations," Nazareth College, August 4, 2015
  • Guest Lecturer, "Legal Issues in Higher Education," Presentation to Nazareth College Masters of Higher Education Student Affairs Administration program students, March 5, 2015, October 1, 2015 and September 22, 2016
  • Co-Presenter, "From Trusting Our Judgment to Questioning Our Commitment: The Evolution of OCR's Title IX Enforcement," Higher Education Roundtable hosted by Hobart and William Smith Colleges, May 2014
  • Panelist, "Strategies for Work-Life Integration," New York Bankers Association Women in Banking Conference, October 30, 2013
  • Co-Presenter, "Litigation Update," Higher Education Roundtable hosted by Hobart and William Smith Colleges, June 2011

PRACTICE AREAS

ADMISSIONS

  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • New York State courts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern and Western Districts of New York

EDUCATION

  • Northeastern University School of Law, J.D.
  • Wellesley College, B.A., cum laude
HSE Law
128
Julia E. Green
She/Her/Hers
Partner
jegreen@hselaw.com
tel: 585.231.1191
fax: 585.232.2152

Julia’s higher education practice includes counseling on day-to-day operational issues, guiding and advising clients on risk management—including in high-risk areas such as Title IX and New York State’s Article 129-B (Enough is Enough)—and representing higher education institutions in litigation matters. She also has a robust background conducting investigations in higher education, as well as workplace, settings.

Julia counsels colleges and universities on:

  • Academic affairs
  • Admissions
  • Campus crime reporting and emergency preparedness
  • Civil rights compliance, investigations, and complaint resolution (students, faculty, and staff)
  • Contract management
  • Crisis communications
  • FERPA and privacy
  • Financial aid and scholarships
  • Policy development and implementation
  • Risk management
  • Section 504
  • Shared governance
  • Student affairs
  • Title IX and Article 129-B (Enough is Enough)

Julia has developed a broad range of expertise regarding compliance with Title IX, Enough is Enough, and Clery Act obligations, from the annual aggregate data reports required by New York State to representing clients in connection with Title IX investigations commenced by the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR). She is fully trained as a civil rights investigator and Title IX Coordinator, and regularly conducts investigations of alleged sexual harassment and sexual misconduct, including sexual assault. Julia also serves as an adjudicator in Title IX hearings for non-legal clients. Julia helps institutions review and revise their policies to ensure compliance with the most up-to-date federal and state guidance related to Title IX and sexual misconduct on campus. In addition, Julia trains administrators, faculty, staff, and campus safety departments on the myriad obligations associated with and best practices for Title IX and Enough is Enough policies and processes, institutional policy, and conducting trauma-informed sexual misconduct investigations, hearings, and appeals.

Julia identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community and has sustained significant community involvement around LGBTQ issues and awareness. As a result of Julia’s personal experience and her diversity, equity, and inclusion work in the community and at the firm, she approaches all client issues with an inclusivity-minded lens.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Member, Committee on Membership and Member Services, National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Chair, Diversity Committee, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
  • Member, Hiring Committee, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
  • Member, Inclusion & Equity Committee, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
  • Board Member, Young Women’s College Preparatory Charter School of Rochester and YWCP Foundation Board
  • Member, 2018 Western NY Human Rights Campaign Dinner Committee
  • Former Member and Co-Chair of the LGBT Committee, Monroe County Bar Association, 2014-2016
  • Empire State Pride Agenda Spring Dinner Committee; Co-Chair, 2010-2015; Vice Chair, 2012
  • Steering Committee Member, Women's Leadership Council, United Way of Greater Rochester, 2013-2015

Honors & Awards

  • Recipient, 2017 Annette Itkin Volunteer of the Year Award, Willow Domestic Violence Center
  • Recipient, “Top Women in Law” Award, The Daily Record, 2017
  • Recipient, “Up and Coming Attorneys” Award, The Daily Record, 2011

Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New York

Education

  • Northeastern University School of Law, J.D.
  • Wellesley College, B.A., cum laude

Disclaimer

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