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Howard Kallem

Howard Kallem provides counseling and guidance aimed at prevention and compliance within the evolving Title IX regulatory and litigation context.



  • Director of Title IX Compliance, Duke University

  • Title IX Compliance Coordinator, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Chief Regional Attorney in the DC Regional Office, Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education

  • Staff Attorney, Office of Policy Implementation, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission



  • The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D.

  • Binghamton University, State University of New York, B.A. (Philosophy)

Howard Kallem brings more than three decades of experience handling issues of sexual harassment in higher education to provide counseling and guidance aimed at prevention and compliance under Title IX.

Howard works with clients to interpret and apply federal guidance and case law, ensuring policies and procedures related to sexual misconduct on campus are reasonable, compliant, and efficient. In every matter, he helps institutions build an environment that is safe and welcoming for all students and staff through awareness, education, and training.

He brings deep higher education experience to the firm, having served both as Assistant Vice President and Director for Title IX Compliance at Duke University and as the Director of Title IX Compliance at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In both positions, he led teams to coordinate the universities’ efforts to ensure gender equity and nondiscrimination, with a particular emphasis on prevention and response to sexual misconduct.

Earlier in his career, Howard spent two decades with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR). For 15 years, he served as the chief regional attorney for OCR’s field office covering the District of Columbia, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. He also spent five years as the leader of the Title IX policy team, during which he coordinated the development of OCR’s original guidance on sexual harassment.

Prior to that, he spent 14 years with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Howard is recognized nationally for his extensive Title IX experience, having worked with hundreds of school districts, colleges, and universities to ensure that their policies and procedures for preventing and responding to sexual misconduct are fair and balanced. He has led countless investigations involving allegations of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and stalking levelled by students, faculty, and staff. Howard performed these investigations with sensitivity and impartiality, treating all parties involved with respect. He has trained hundreds of administrators, faculty, students, and staff on Title IX and institutional policies and procedures, including how to recognize and respond to sexual misconduct.

Howard has been a frequent speaker and trainer at conferences, webinars, and training institutes, including those presented by the National Association of College and University Attorneys, NASPA, the Association of Higher Education and Disabilities, the Association of Student Conduct Administration, the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, and the Association of Title IX Administrators.

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