Mr. Lott joined Duke University Office of Counsel in May 2014. He advises Duke University on matters related to student affairs, athletics, student disability, diversity, discrimination/harassment, admissions, and financial aid. He also manages litigation for the University.
Prior to joining the Office of Counsel, Mr. Lott worked in the Washington D.C. law office of Hogan Lovells LLP. In that role, he advised universities across the country on a wide range of issues, including student affairs, faculty/employment, civil rights laws (including Title IX and Title VI), diversity initiatives, and student aid regulations. Mr. Lott also served as litigation trial counsel to universities and public school districts. His cases touched on topics such as Title IX/sexual misconduct, student intellectual property rights, employment discrimination, and the permissible use of race to achieve diverse student bodies.
Mr. Lott graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2004 and from Duke Law School in 2008. In between, he served as a Team Leader in Americorps* National Civilian Community Corps.