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Crystal L. Tyler

Of Counsel

P 804-212-2880
F 804-649-0403


Crystal L. Tyler is Of Counsel in the Richmond, Virginia, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She practices in the areas of employment and higher education, specifically, Title IX.

In her employment practice, Ms. Tyler represents employers in litigation, mediation, and arbitration involving a full range of employment-related claims involving arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and various other federal and state laws. Ms. Tyler also provides counsel and training to employers to help them reduce risk and avoid litigation. She regularly advises employers on various employment-related issues including personnel policies and handbooks, discipline, performance management and termination, compensation, wage and hour, and compliance with federal and state employment laws and regulations.

Ms. Tyler’s higher education practice includes representing colleges and universities in various employment issues and conducting investigations of alleged sexual misconduct. 

While attending law school, Ms. Tyler was a member of the William and Mary Law Review and served as a judicial extern for the Honorable F. Bradford Stillman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. She received the Kruchko & Fries award for excellence in the study of labor and employment law and the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in employment law.

Honors and Recognitions

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment section
  • City of Richmond Bar Association, Litigation section
  • Federal Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law section
  • Metropolitan Richmond Women's Bar Association
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Virginia Bar Association, Labor Relations and Employment Law section

Published Works

  • Eliminating the Intent Requirement in Constructive Discharge Claims: Pennsylvania State Police v. Suders, William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 47 (2006) [Author]

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August 15, 2017
Jackson Lewis

Best Lawyers in America© Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

August 15, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are... Read More

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September 22, 2017

Education Department Rescinds Obama-Era Guidance on Campus Sexual Assault Investigations, Issues Interim Guidance

September 22, 2017

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on September 22, 2017, released Title IX interim guidance, while rescinding Obama-era policies, for handling sexual assault cases on college campuses. Specifically, the Department of Education withdrew the “statements of policy and guidance” contained within the April 4, 2011, “Dear Colleague Letter... Read More

September 7, 2017

Plans to ‘Reframe’ Title IX Enforcement Announced

September 7, 2017

The Trump Administration believes that Obama-era guidance regarding sexual assault on college campuses created a “failed system” that was a “disservice to everyone involved,” Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said on September 7, 2017. According to DeVos, “There must be a better way forward.” Enacted in 1972, Title IX is a... Read More

August 16, 2017

Education Department Signals Possible Changes to Sexual Misconduct Dear Colleague Letter

August 16, 2017

The Department of Education Office for Civil Rights has suggested that it is considering significant changes to or rescission of the April 4, 2011, Dear Colleague Letter on schools’ obligations to respond to sexual misconduct (“2011 DCL”). On August 11, 2017, the government requested a 90-day stay in the matter of Doe v. Jackson “... Read More