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August 16, 2017

By: Irwin Zalkin To address the question of why we are seeing a backlash against women seeking Title IX protection on college campuses we must understand some fundamental truths.  First, to this day women are treated as an underclass in academia and in the workplace.  This, despite civil rights legislation that was passed in the 1970s to foster equal access and equal pay for women in the job market (Title VII), and equal access to academic opportunities in education (Title IX). The idea was to eliminate covert or overt hostility to women that served to impede the ability or the... More


March 21, 2017

WABC 7 News, March 21, 2017 A Columbia University student has filed a lawsuit against the Ivy League school, claiming she was raped on two separate occasions in her dorm room and that the school failed to protect her as she was harassed afterwards.  Amelia Roskin-Frazee said she is coming forward because she is angry with the university, and she is using the civil lawsuit as retribution. Attorney Alex Zalkin was interviewed in this report.   View coverage Click Here.   More


October 22, 2016

October 22, 2016 We are sharing this Facebook post by Rachel Kalisher, a friend of the Zalkin Family, because it has an important message about the growth of sexual harassment in social media.  Rachel was a victim of harassment on Facebook and here is her letter to Facebook complaining about their policies.  Her letter is worth a read for anyone who is active on social media. Irwin Zalkin   Dear Facebook, This is an open letter urging you to review your sexual harassment policy. Today it was brought to my attention that this photo of me is circulating the internet... More


December 18, 2015

See Irwin Zalkin’s latest blog post on the Huffington Post website. “As a lawyer who has represented hundreds of sexual abuse and sexual assault victims, I find the conduct of these law professors to be reprehensible, but not atypical of those who are more concerned about protecting their reputations, and the reputation of their institution, than the safety and welfare of their students. It’s time to set the record straight.” Click HERE   More


November 5, 2015

By Irwin M. Zalkin, Esq. Republican Representatives Matt Salmon and Pete Sessions are promoting a bill in Congress titled “The Safe Campus Act” which, by its title, would lead one to believe that it is intended to better protect students from campus sexual violence. Don’t be fooled by the clever title created by high powered lobbyists and publicists bought and paid for by college fraternities.   This bill has nothing to do with protecting students and everything to do with insuring that fraternities and colleges are better able to shield themselves from legal responsibility for the incredible harm caused by a... More


September 25, 2015

  By: Irwin Zalkin This was the week of Yom Kippur, the Jewish High Holiday known as the Day of Atonement.  It is a day when Jews personally and collectively acknowledge our transgressions of the previous year and seek forgiveness. I was in synagogue observing the holiday and confessing my sins when our Rabbi, as part of her sermon, read a recent encyclical (letter) issued by Pope Francis where he called for the world to acknowledge the hardships of those who are suffering from an array of problems from the ravages of war to persecution to poverty.  It was a... More


September 16, 2015

September 16, 2015 Our latest eNewsletter is now out. CLICK HERE to read the latest updates on our recent cases. More


September 2, 2015

An Analysis of the Federal Criminal Complaint and Subway’s Potential Civil Liability for Claims of Childhood Sexual Abuse. By Ryan Cohen, The Zalkin Law Firm On August 19, 2015, Federal prosecutors filed a criminal complaint against former Subway spokesperson, Jared Fogle, alleging various counts of sexual abuse against children. Prior to, Jared Fogle and his “Subway diet” had become a staple of popular culture, contributing to immense growth for the food chain. According to CNN, in 2013, Subway’s chief marking officer credited Fogle as likely being responsible for as much as one-half of Subway’s growth since 1998. (http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/19/us/jared-fogle-profile-subway/index.html) As of... More


March 31, 2015

By: Alex Zalkin, Esq. The Zalkin Law Firm There is a growing national spotlight on the issue of sexual assault on our college campuses. Research findings about the scope of the problem vary widely, with findings ranging from 3% to 17% to as many as 20% of women in college will be victims of some form of sexual assault. While these statistics alone are staggering enough, there is an equal or possibly even more egregious reality relating to the way our nation’s colleges and universities respond to these sexual assaults. All too often, university administrators fail to adequately address claims... More


March 3, 2015

March 3, 2015 Video of Irwin Zalkin’s opening remarks at a news conference held on 3/3/15 to announce a civil lawsuit against the American Youth Soccer Organization on behalf of four victims who were sexually abused as children by and AYSO soccer coach. More