Jennifer Catlin Davis is an expert investigator and trainer. She has practiced law for 25 years, focused primarily on litigation and employment law, including as a partner with a major national firm and with the former Boston firm of Hill & Barlow, P.C. Her practice has always included investigative work, ranging from Title IX investigations and claims of workplace discrimination and harassment to allegations of fraud, theft and other criminal activity. She has also written, lectured, and conducted numerous trainings on such topics as discrimination, sexual harassment and assault, and assorted employment law subjects.
Jennifer has represented a wide variety of clients, including colleges and universities, as well as schools, academic medical centers, non-profit organizations, private employers and individuals. She has conducted trainings of professors, physicians, and the Massachusetts Senate, as well as many others. With the creation of Jenn Davis LLC, Jennifer now focuses entirely on conducting independent Title IX investigations, workplace misconduct investigations, and related consulting.
Jennifer has received Title IX, Clery Act compliance and investigations training from United Educators and workplace discrimination investigation training from the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. She was trained in general investigative techniques by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in connection with her litigation practice. Jennifer is on United Educators' list of approved independent sexual assault investigators, and on the MCAD’s list of approved workplace trainers. She has also received hearing officer training from the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA).
Jennifer received her B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude, from Williams College, graduating as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and her J.D., cum laude, from The George Washington University National Law Center, where she worked in the Legal Aid Clinic and as Notes Editor for the Journal of International Law and Economics. She is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, as well as to the federal courts in Massachusetts and the federal appeals courts in the Ninth, Eleventh and D.C. Circuits. Jennifer is a member of the Boston Bar Association's College and Universities section as well as of the Association of Workplace Investigators.