This practice group draws on the career experience of former prosecutors Pamela Carlos and Ashley Lynam to provide comprehensive risk management, investigation and litigation defense services to an array of clients facing sexual misconduct claims and suits. Members Michael Dolich and Victoria Komarnicki also have extensive experience in handling these type  of cases.
The sexual misconduct liability (SML) team handles the investigation and defense of claims for clients including high profile commercial organizations, sports teams, homeowners, hotels, educational institutions, charitable and social services organizations and more. These claims often involve third party criminal acts, children and the elderly and other complicated areas that use precision and skill to navigate successfully. Our attorneys have considerable experience in the analysis, implementation and evaluation of written sexual assault and molestation policies and procedures, as well as the investigation and preparation of corporate representatives, current and former employees and other witnesses for deposition and trial. We approach each case with sensitivity to the nuanced and correlated legal issues that arise in ever-changing employment environments. 

Our attorneys draw on their well-developed relationships with investigators, security experts, psychologists and physicians in the investigative, security, medical, psychology and psychiatry fields to aid in defending these delicate and often high exposure claims. We vigorously protect our client’s confidentiality given the sensitive nature of these cases needs while nevertheless providing balancing an aggressive defense, with the often sensitive nature of  cases. Our team has tried several suits to jury and also has obtained successful resolutions via summary judgment and other motions, all while managing our client's important privacy, public relations and policy concerns throughout. Our team is also well-versed in alternative resolutions to these claims including mediation and arbitration. 

We understand the wide-ranging and long-lasting impact that SML claims have on our client's businesses, including the possibility of related suits involving defamation, discrimination, hostile work environment, sexual harassment and other claims. We protect our client’s businesses and reputations while also providing peace of mind. 

For more information, contact Pamela Carlos at  or 215- 665-3315,  Michael Dolich at or 856- 673-3462, Victoria Komarnicki at or 215- 665-3303 or Ashley Lynam at or 215-665-3377.