A Legal Industry Built on Private School Sex Abuse

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Gina Maisto Smith, chair of Cozen O'Connor's Institutional Response Group, and Leslie Gomez, vice chair of Cozen O'Connor's Institutional Response Group, discussed in The New York Times the investigations that have taken place in private schools for sexual abuse. It has become almost routine in recent months: An elite prep school announces the result of an outside investigation revealing how faculty members sexually abused their students, while administrators did little, if anything, to protect the children in their care. "It's not only the process of these investigations but what we do with the information, how do you weight it, how do you value it," Gina said. "We have a better sense of context of these cases by doing thousands of them, as opposed to one or two of them." 

To read more in The New York Times, click here.

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Gina Maisto Smith

Chair, Institutional Response Group


(215) 665-5540

Leslie M. Gomez

Vice Chair, Institutional Response Group


(215) 665-5546


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