Melanie Bennett , J.D., ARM-E

Risk Management Counsel, United Educators Insurance , Bethesda , Maryland

Melanie Bennett, JD, ARM-E, serves as risk management counsel in the Risk Management Department at United Educators (UE). She serves as subject matter expert for UE’s Foundations of Risk Management, Protecting Children, and Title IX learning programs.

In her role, Melanie has conducted studies on UE’s educator sexual misconduct and Greek organization claims. She also wrote publications for UE’s Title IX and Beyond series including Investigations; Interim, Measures, Remedies, and Sanctions; and The Adjudicatory Process.

Prior to joining UE, Melanie coordinated the Excellence in State Public Health Law program at the Aspen Institute. She also served as a law clerk for a special education law office. During law school Melanie interned multiple times with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. Before attending law school she worked on Title IX issues in the Advocacy Department of the Women’s Sports Foundation.

Melanie received her bachelor's degree in political science from Washington University in St. Louis. After receiving her law degree from American University Washington College of Law, Melanie joined the Maryland Bar. She earned an Associate in Risk Management – Enterprise Risk Management designation from The Institutes.