Brett A. Sokolow, J.D.

Chair of the Board, TNG; President, ATIXA

Areas of Expertise

Risk Management Solutions

Title IX

Expert Witness and External Third-Party Neutral Services

Speaking and Writing

Published 12 books and more than 250 articles on student affairs, preventive law, and risk management topics.

Former Legal Issues Editor of the CLHE Student Affairs Law & Policy Weekly.

Editor Emeritus of the Report on Campus Safety and Student Development published by the Civic Research Institute.

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The NCHERM Chronicle of Campus Conduct, Student Affairs e-News, Campuses and the Courts, and Title IX Today.

Served on the Editorial Advisory Board of the College and University Legal Advisor, also published by the Civic Research Institute.

Recognized for his expertise in campus conduct training and authoring codes of conduct. He has trained conduct administrators from over one thousand college campuses, and has created an Academy for advanced conduct training.

Pioneered, with TNG Partner W. Scott Lewis, the NABITA model for campus Behavioral Intervention Teams, and co-authored the validated NABITA Threat Assessment Tool, the most widely used campus risk assessment rubric.

Authored or revised the conduct codes of over 400 colleges.

Model policies authored by Sokolow are in use by more than 1,000 colleges and schools.


Bachelor of Arts degree in East Asian Studies from the College of William and Mary (1993)

Juris Doctorate from the Villanova University School of Law (1997)

Admissions to Practice

Admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Brett A. Sokolow, J.D.

Chair of the Board, TNG; President, ATIXA

"If you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have a moral obligation to do something about it." John Lewis

Brett Sokolow is the Chair of TNG, LLC (“TNG”), a national multidisciplinary risk management consulting and law firm with more than 5,000 education-sector clients, 50 executive and support employees, and a roster of 25 attorneys and consultants who are at the forefront of the field in their areas of expertise. Sokolow founded TNG, then known as The National Center for Higher Education Risk Management, in 2000.

Sokolow is recognized for his national leadership on systems-level solutions for safer schools and campuses, and is widely considered to be one of the foremost Title IX experts in the nation. He has served as an Expert Witness in more than 75 significant lawsuits affecting college, university, and school liability.

In addition to his role with TNG, Sokolow served as Executive Director of the Association of Title IX Administrators (“ATIXA”) from 2012-2017 and now serves as President of ATIXA (, the leading industry association for Title IX compliance, with over 7,000 active school and college members. TNG provides consulting services to more than 400 campuses and schools each year. TNG has provided services to over 5,000 schools, colleges, and university clients, including training programs for campus and school district administrators, faculty and staff training, sexual assault and Title IX case management, risk management for fraternities and sororities, workshops, and seminars. TNG also provides expert witness services, and lobbying efforts for campus crime and sexual assault-related legislation.

Since June of 2017, Sokolow has chaired TNG’s west coast practice group, in Los Angeles, CA. TNG’s headquarters is based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania and the firm maintains additional offices in Denver, CO, Chino Hills, CA, and Columbus, OH. In 2009, Sokolow founded The National Association for Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment (“NABITA”) (, an organization of 2,000 members dedicated to school and campus violence prevention, intervention, and mental health resources. He served as Executive Director until 2015 and now serves as Founder and Board Chair of the NABITA Advisory Board. Sokolow has been interviewed on CNN and has been featured in NewsweekTIME MagazineThe Wall Street Journal, ABC News, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Education, EdDive, District Administration, USA TodayThe Boston Globe, and many other media outlets.

Brett lives in Southern California, though he was born and raised in Philadelphia and New Jersey. His wife and two children have long-suffered with Title IX tales at the dinner table. In accordance with California law, Brett attempted to become a vegan, but has only unlocked Seagan status so far. He compensates for this weakness with regular Yoga and diligent compliance with the statewide Necktie Abolition Act. He enjoys tennis, hiking, and escape rooms. Brett’s colleagues think that the ATIXA listserv is his third child, but Brett considers the listserv to be far needier than his biological offspring. Equity is not just a professional interest for Brett, but a passionately held value system to which he has dedicated his career.