Devon Turner Riley


A former family violence, sexual assault and child abuse prosecutor, Devon brings substantial experience conducting investigations on behalf of educational institutions involving sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual and gender-based harassment in both K-12 and higher education institutions, pursuant to Title IX, the Clery Act and other state and federal regulations. She also chairs sexual misconduct hearing boards responsible for adjudicating and sanctioning Title IX violations on many campuses and has helped numerous colleges and universities develop or update related student conduct policies.

As a member of the Institutional Response Group, Devon conducts Title IX related investigations into sexual and gender-based harassment and interpersonal violence; counsel K-12 and higher education and medical institutions conducting internal Title IX investigations and adjudications; and help institutions audit existing policies and meet Title IX, Clery and other regulatory compliance measures.  She also continues to serve as chair or adviser to hearing panels; provide trauma-informed training for Title IX investigators and adjudicators; and provide guidance on institutional governance and effective responses. 

Devon holds an LL.M from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law and a J.D. from the Duquesne University School of Law.


Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Devon Turner Riley to its Institutional Response Group

August 07, 2017

Firm Continues to Expand its Practice, Which Helps Institutions Respond to Sexual and Gender-based Harassment and Violence, Child and Elder Abuse, and Other Misconduct

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  • Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., 2004
  • Temple University—James E. Beasley School of Law, LL.M., 2011
  • Goucher College, B.A., 2001
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina