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.

Education

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

TNG Consulting LLC is the risk management touchstone for thousands of schools, colleges, universities, and workplaces across the country. Since 2000, TNG, along with membership organizations the National Association of Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment (NABITA) and the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA), has been dedicated to empowering schools, colleges, workplaces, and organizations to create safer and healthier communities. We leverage hundreds of years of combined expertise in education-sector risk management to support clients in mitigating risk, advancing compliance, avoiding litigation, enhancing reputations, and preventing crises.

Brett A. Sokolow is recognized for his national leadership on systems-level solutions for safer schools and campuses and is widely considered one of the foremost Title IX experts in the nation. 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.

With more than 20 years in the field, Sokolow has been a consistent innovator with his roles at TNG and the two industry associations it manages, the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) and the National Association for Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment (NABITA).

Equity is not just a professional interest for Sokolow, but a passionately held value system to which he has dedicated his career. In 2000, Sokolow founded TNG, then known as The National Center for Higher Education Risk Management, with the mission of impacting civil rights law to enact a positive change in the industry.

He is currently the Chair of TNG and President of ATIXA. Since June 2017, Sokolow has also led TNG’s west coast practice group in Los Angeles, California. Sokolow supports the Resolution Services Group at TNG by helping to oversee investigations and firm work as external decision-makers for school and campus hearings. In addition to his consulting work for schools and colleges, Sokolow has served as an expert witness in more than 75 significant federal and state lawsuits affecting college, university, and school liability. Sokolow also leads the firm’s efforts to shape and address federal and state policy as they relate to school and campus safety, violence prevention, and non-discrimination. Sokolow has served as both an interim Title IX Coordinator and an interim Title IX Case Manager for college clients. 

In addition to his work on sex discrimination, civil rights, and the promotion of campus safety, he has deep expertise in campus conduct training and authoring codes of conduct, having trained conduct administrators from over one thousand college campuses and created an Academy for advanced conduct training.

In 2009, he founded NABITA and served as Executive Director until 2015. He now serves as Founder and Board Chair of the NABITA Advisory Board. Together with TNG Managing Partner W. Scott Lewis, Sokolow pioneered the NABITA model for campus Behavioral Intervention Teams and co-authored the validated NABITA Threat Assessment Tool, which is to-date the most widely used campus risk assessment rubric.

Sokolow has been interviewed on CNN and has been featured in numerous media outlets, including Newsweek, TIME Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, ABC News, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Education, EdDive, District Administration, USA Today, and The Boston Globe. He has applied his expertise in a wide range of student affairs, preventative law, and risk management topics to hundreds of published articles, peer-reviewed journal publications, and 18 books.

Sokolow earned his B.A. in East Asian Studies from the College of William and Mary and his J.D. from the Villanova University School of Law.

Sokolow 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, pickleball, and escape rooms. His colleagues think that the ATIXA listserv is his third child, but he considers the listserv to be far needier than his biological offspring.