Thompson & Horton Launches Title IX Blog for K-12 and Higher Education Institutions,  

At the end of the 2021-2022 school year, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the federal law prohibiting discrimination based on sex in most educational institutions. Who knows if Congress foresaw back in 1972 that the law’s 37 words would still be center stage in national politics in 2021, but they most certainly are. From athletics equity to transgender athlete rights, from sexual harassment and bullying to sexual violence and assault, from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and pregnancy or parenting status to same sex-education, Title IX covers some of the most important and politicized issues facing schools, colleges, and universities today. Our attorneys have been helping you understand and comply with Title IX for decades, and the firm has been a premier source of legal representation in Title IX space since opening its doors in 2009. 

Building on that history of excellence, we are excited to announce the launch of our newest blog, Title IX Tips. Title IX Tips is a Title IX blog for school administrators, educators, and attorneys. The primary author of the blog will be Thompson & Horton’s newest partner, Jackie Gharapour Wernz. Jackie will be supported by T&H’s deep bench of renowned Title IX and civil rights lawyers, including Lisa Brown, Chris Gilbert, Katie Long, Lisa McBride, and Holly McIntush. 

Followers of Jackie on Twitter, Linkedin, and JD Supra know she brings her experience as a Title IX litigator, expert witness, and trainer of thousands of school, college, and university administrators across the country to her blogging. She also relies heavily on her experience as a civil rights attorney at OCR. At OCR, Jackie handled a large caseload of Title IX cases and was a Title IX athletics team member. Jackie and the rest of the Title IX team at T&H are excited to share their insights with clients and friends through the firm’s newest blog.  

If you have questions about Title IX that you would like to see covered on the blog, contact Jackie at