Jennifer A. Doughty is a Senior Associate Attorney with Van Dermyden Maddux Law Corporation. Her practice focuses on workplace investigations, Title IX investigations and hearings, and coaching and training. Jennifer conducts investigations relating to harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and misconduct. She has provided trainings to campus investigators, employees, and organizations regarding how to conduct effective investigations.
Jennifer is an experienced investigator in Title IX sexual misconduct and harassment claims. She has investigated cases involving University faculty and administrators, underage complainants, multiple respondents, and complex issues involving incapacitation and consent. Jennifer frequently serves as an Appeal Hearing Officer for Title IX cases. In this role, Jennifer reviews campus investigations and responses to Title IX allegations, within the framework of the individual school’s appeal process. As an Appeal Hearing Officer, Jennifer has handled cases involving sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, incapacitation, and inability to consent.
Jennifer is admitted to practice before the courts of the State of California and the Federal District Courts of the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California. She has also been admitted to practice before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeal, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeal, and all state and federal courts of Alabama and Mississippi.
Jennifer graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law and earned an undergraduate degree from Duke University.