Brandeis retained two distinguished outside attorneys to conduct an independent investigation of complaints made against the former men's basketball coach in April 2018. The investigation examined the policies and practices followed in this case; policies and procedures more generally; and the wider climate at the university.
Former assistant United States attorney for the District of Massachusetts Walter B. Prince, partner in the Boston law firm Prince Lobel, lead the investigation.
Prince was joined by the Hon. R. Malcolm Graham, a retired associate justice on the Massachusetts Appeals Court and then a neutral at JAMS (the largest private alternative dispute resolution provider in the world).
Prince and Justice Graham were also charged with reviewing our systems, climate and culture of handling complaints, and recommended actions and changes, including those related to personnel. The information they gathered in the investigation will be used to improve Brandeis' culture regarding issues of race and mutual respect.
This investigation protected the identity of anyone who came forward with information. The independent investigation reported to Meyer Koplow, chair of the Board of Trustees — not the administration.