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 Uncomfortable Truth About Campus Rape Policy (CLICK HERE) The Landmark Sexual Assault Case You’ve Probably Never Heard Of (CLICK HERE) Recent Successful Title IX Court Cases defended by Mark Hathaway:
  • In June of 2017, LA SIERRA UNIVERSITY ORDERED TO SET ASIDE TITLE IX SEXUAL MISCONDUCT ACTION AGAINST INTERNATIONAL STUDENT. Riverside, CA – Riverside Superior Court Judge Irma Poole Asberry has ordered La Sierra University to set aside its expulsion of an international student for violation of the University’s Title IX sexual misconduct policy, finding that the University’s disciplinary process unlawfully denied the male student a fair hearing and that the evidence did not support the University’s findings. On May 10, 2016, La Sierra University expelled the international student and revoked his student visa status without any hearing and without identifying any witnesses or disclosing any evidence. John Doe, as the student is identified in court records, sued the University and last July 2016, Riverside Superior Court Judge John D. Molloy ordered La Sierra University to stop the expulsion action pending a final ruling, which has now been entered against the University.
  • 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: