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Jessica Galanos

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Jessica Galanos is a former university administrator and litigator with experience in the areas of sexual misconduct, hazing, accreditation, governance, student conduct, civil rights, regulatory compliance, and employment law. She regularly advises higher education clients on a variety of legal issues under Title IX, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Collin’s Law, the Clery Act, and various other federal and state regulations, drawing from her own experience working at a large public university and representing universities in litigation.

Jessica is a trained and experienced civil rights and Title IX investigator and hearing officer.  Clients routinely seek Jessica’s assistance for complex matters because of her attention to detail and sensitive approach to interviews and hearings.   Jessica also reviews university policies, crafts thoughtful and compliant procedures, and advises higher education clients on how to avoid and navigate complex litigation matters. Jessica also has extensive experience training university administrators on how to address sexual misconduct and hazing matters.

Prior to joining Bricker Graydon, Jessica served as an Assistant Director and Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Illinois State University.  Jessica has also held a variety of positions in Illinois government, including the Governor’s Office, the General Assembly, the Attorney General’s Office, and the Office of Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor. Jessica has also represented clients in a variety of litigation matters while working in private practice in Springfield, Illinois.