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Press Release: Title IX Specialist Meaghan Borys Joins Bowditch’s Higher Education Group

Boston, Framingham, and Worcester, MA — January 29, 2024 – Bowditch & Dewey has strengthened its Higher Education Group, a diverse team of attorneys dedicated to representing the interests of more than 30 colleges, universities, and private schools, by adding Title IX specialist, Meaghan Borys, as Of Counsel in the firm’s Employment and Labor practice.

Borys focuses her practice on Title IX, Title VI, Title VII, VAWA, and ADA/Section 504 compliance. She has extensive experience conducting internal investigations, chairing administrative decision-making panels, and counseling clients with respect to allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, as well as alleged violations of local conduct rules and academic codes. She also advises clients on policy development, trainings, Board governance, and student affairs.

Before entering private practice, Borys worked in the Office for Dispute Resolution at Harvard University and conducted Title IX and related internal investigations involving faculty, students, and staff. Additionally, she spent six years with the Harvard Dean of Students Office serving as a resident advisor and mentor to first-year undergraduates.

“Our education clients will benefit from Meaghan’s guidance as they navigate complex circumstances and expected new Title IX regulations,” says Tim Van Dyck, Practice Area Leader for the firm’s Employment and Labor practice. “She has experience in several important areas of law and is ready, along with the rest of our Higher Education team, to provide clients with critical advice, training, and investigative skill.”

A graduate of Harvard University, Borys earned her J.D. from the University of California-Los Angeles. She is a member of the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) and the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA).


Bowditch is a highly regarded law firm handling sophisticated transactions, challenging litigation and complex regulatory issues for businesses, families and institutions throughout Massachusetts, the region and beyond.

With more than 60 lawyers seamlessly connected in three strategic Massachusetts offices – Boston, Framingham, and Worcester – Bowditch is deep in the areas of business and finance, real estate and environmental, litigation, employment and labor, and estate and tax planning, delivering outstanding client satisfaction and quality legal services.


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