TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Aug 23, 2016

As the University of Tennessee faced a federal lawsuit claiming the campus had a “hostile sexual environment,” university leaders agreed to pay up to $240,000 for the services of a communications professional, the Tennessean reports. The job responsibilities included developing communications strategies for the university in allegations involving Title IX. While the one-page agreement does not identify the consultant, Tom Ingram, a former political adviser to Gov. Bill Haslam, confirmed he continues to work for the Nashville-based Neal & Harwell law firm, which represents the university in Title IX matters.