Brett A. Sokolow, J.D.

President & CEO

About Brett Sokolow

Brett Sokolow is the founder, president and CEO of The NCHERM Group, LLC, a national multidisciplinary risk management consulting and law firm with more than 3,000 clients. He is recognized for his national leadership on systems-level solutions for safer schools and campuses. He serves frequently as an expert witness in all manner of litigation affecting colleges and universities.


Sokolow serves as outside counsel/advisor to thirty-five colleges and universities, and is a risk management consultant, author, editor, and higher education attorney licensed by the PA and NJ bars. In addition, Sokolow serves as Executive Director of both NaBITA (The National Behavioral Intervention Team Association) and ATIXA (The Association of Title IX Administrators), and is the founder and an advisory board member of SCOPE (the School and College Organization for Prevention Educators). He serves in the advisory boards of the National Hazing Prevention Collaborative and the NASPA Enough is Enough Campaign.

Sokolow has been interviewed on CNN, and has been featured in Newsweek, TIME Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, ABC News, The Chronicle of Higher Education, USA Today, the Boston Globe and many other media outlets.

Recently, a federal judge’s written opinion stated the following in regard to Brett A. Sokolow’s value and services as a federally admitted expert witness:

“As between the two potential expert witnesses, and based solely on the materials which are presently before the Court, Mr. Sokolow appears to understand the use and scope of his testimony better than [the opposing expert]. Mr. Sokolow’s report begins with a substantial discussion of the [state] law governing and defining the standard of care and appears to reflect a thorough understanding of his role as an expert in the liability action alone…Mr. Sokolow analyzed the University’s compliance with its own procedures, he also discussed federal guidelines, procedures in peer institutions, and other sources from which the Court could draw upon the reasonable standard of care…Therefore, both the context of the opinions and their prefatory legal discussion might tend to support the belief that, as between the two, Mr. Sokolow would be better able to avoid testifying impermissibly…Given that [the opposing expert] apparently has nothing to add to Mr. Sokolow’s standard of care analysis, it is not clear to the Court at this time what value his testimony would add.”

Through NCHERM, Sokolow provides specialized consulting, seminars, training and publications on:

  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Civil Rights Investigations
  • Conduct Training and Conduct Code Development
  • Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment
  • Disruptive Students and Psychological Distress
  • Culture Change Initiatives
  • Strategic Prevention
  • Preventive Law and Risk Management
  • Campus Safety and Security
  • Hazing
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Problem Drinking
  • Student Organizations Risk Management
  • Federal Statutory Compliance (Title IX, Clery, FERPA, 504, etc.)
  • …and more

CV, Presentations, AND Publications