Aaron "A.J." Kornblith advises clients involved in complex litigation, commercial disputes, and regulatory investigations and inquiries, particularly colleges and universities. He is used to guiding clients who operate in heavily regulated environments and from a mission-driven perspective.
A.J. assists colleges and universities on a range of issues including: faculty and staff employment discrimination and contract claims, including tenure disputes; student claims involving sexual assault or harassment, campus safety, and Title IX; FERPA and related privacy issues; and accessibility concerns. A.J. is well-versed in getting a handle on complicated and often emotionally fraught allegations, engaging and rallying the necessary stakeholders across the institution, and finding a resolution that serves the complex interests at play. A.J. also provides trainings for schools and industry groups on Title IX, accessibility issues, and labor and employment topics.
A.J. represents clients in many other industries in labor and employment matters, particularly employment discrimination claims, litigating such cases in federal and state courts, arbitration, and before various state and federal agencies. A.J. counsels clients on how to avoid litigation by charting a sound course in areas like employee discipline, compliance with regulatory schemes, and revisions to handbooks and other policies. A.J. also helps clients navigate multiemployer pension plans on topics like estimating their potential withdrawal liability and challenging pension funds’ assessments.