Rebecca Leitman Veidlinger

Rebecca Leitman Veidlinger has a distinguished background in law, criminal justice, and higher education.

Rebecca Leitman Veidlinger
Experience

 

  • Title IX Investigator, University of Michigan

  • Interim Deputy Title IX Coordinator at large public university

  • Monroe County (Indiana) Prosecutor’s Office

    • Sex Crimes Deputy Prosecutor

    • Domestic Violence Deputy Prosecutor

    • General Felony and Misdemeanor Deputy Prosecutor

 

Education

 

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.

  • The George Washington University, M.A. (Public Policy and Women’s Studies)

  • McGill University, B.A. (English)

 

Community Engagement and Pro Bono Commitment

 

  • Ann Arbor Public Schools Sexual Health Education Advisory Committee, Member (2018-2020)

  • Michigan Women’s Justice and Clemency Project, Volunteer Attorney

  • State Bar of Michigan Domestic Violence Committee, Appointed Member (2014-2017)

Rebecca Leitman Veidlinger brings deep experience in law, criminal justice, and higher education to deliver full-service solutions to issues involving Title IX and campus sexual misconduct – always with the utmost professionalism, fairness, and respect for the individuals involved.

 

From sensitive investigations and impartial adjudications to compliance counseling and in-depth training programs, Rebecca serves as a valuable resource for institutions of higher education and K-12 school districts across the country.

Her deep respect for due process and fairness guides every engagement, whether conducting investigations into sexual misconduct allegations, providing Title IX compliance audits, serving as an impartial hearing officer, or delivering preventive and other Title IX training services.

A trained forensic interviewer, Rebecca has conducted and supervised hundreds of investigations of school-related sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and improper relationships. By drawing on deep experience in the field, she tailors her approach with developmentally appropriate and trauma-informed techniques that address the unique circumstances of each participant in the investigative process with compassion and respect.

Rebecca spent eight years as a prosecutor in Bloomington, Indiana, where she handled hundreds of domestic and sexual violence cases involving children and adults. While in Bloomington, she engaged closely with Indiana University and the surrounding community, providing specialized training for campus judicial hearing officers, campus police officers, cadets at the law enforcement academy, and the emergency room nurses who conducted forensic sexual assault exams. Additionally, she leveraged her experience prosecuting sexual and domestic violence cases to provide cutting-edge, prevention-focused education to thousands of Indiana University students.

Building on her background as a prosecutor in a Big Ten college town, Rebecca served as a Title IX investigator at the University of Michigan. Her investigative work included interviewing parties and witnesses, identifying and collecting documentary and electronic evidence, and determining whether the institution’s sexual misconduct policies had been violated. While at the University of Michigan, she also provided training on Title IX and related sexual misconduct issues to hundreds of students, staff, and faculty. Later, she served as the interim Deputy Title IX Coordinator at a large state university, where she helped create a freestanding civil rights investigation unit, trained civil rights investigators, and supervised the university’s response to complaints of sexual misconduct. ​

In addition to her private legal practice, Rebecca teaches Title IX law at the University of Michigan Law School. She also serves as an instructor for the State University of New York's (SUNY) Student Conduct Institute, where she leads online modules on effective investigative interviewing and on collecting and understanding specialized evidence. Rebecca is also a contributing author to SUNY’s Joint Guidance on Federal Title IX Regulations, a free comprehensive resource geared to providing high-quality Title IX interpretation, insights and practice tips for institutions of higher education.  

 

A noted thought leader in her field, Rebecca speaks and provides training nationwide to audiences of Title IX staff, higher education and K-12 administrators, coaches, prosecutors, and law enforcement officers. She regularly writes on Title IX and the investigation of school sexual misconduct and has been published widely in legal and industry journals, prosecutor and law enforcement association publications, K-12 educational newsletters, and fraternity and sorority trade magazines.

Rebecca began her distinguished legal career with a federal clerkship for the Honorable Harold H. Greene in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

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