Mark Hathaway


Mark Hathaway is admitted to practice in California, New York, and Washington, DC, is certified as a Specialist in Taxation Law by the California State Bar.  Mark’s experience in representing individuals and companies accused in complex financial crimes, government fraud, tax crimes, and related administrative, civil, and regulatory matters, helps him to navigate the complexities of Title IX sexual misconduct investigations, campus adjudication processes, and any necessary court litigation.  Since stepping in to help a family friend at Occidental College in 2013, Mark has assisted dozens of students and faculty in Title IX misconduct cases, both complainants and accused students, with many cases resolved at the campus level.  Mark represents numerous students in pending court appeals against colleges and universities, including several nationally-reported cases. Mr. Hathaway received his undergraduate degree from California State Polytechnic University and his J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California. The Landmark Sexual Assault Case You’ve Probably Never Heard Of (CLICK HERE) Two recent Title IX successes for students defended by Mark Hathaway:
  • In mid-August, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert H. O’Brien barred the University of Southern California from expelling Bryce Dixon, a football player who was expelled on an allegation of sexual assault. The judge found that that the university’s sexual assault adjudication process was fundamentally unfair to accused students:
  • In July, Superior Court Judge Joel Pressman overturned a decision to suspend a University of California-San Diego student based on an allegation that consent for sex had not been obtained. Concluding “the hearing against petitioner was unfair,” Judge Pressman found serious procedural flaws in the university’s handling of the case: