Over the past decade, Andrew T. Miltenberg, a managing partner at Nesenoff & Miltenberg in New York, said he’s seen ebbs and flows in educational institutions accepting students’ requests to proceed in a civil lawsuit under a pseudonym.

The firm specializes in representing students and faculty in Title IX due process matters and cases that concern sexual misconduct in higher education. Due to the complicated, intimate and potentially damaging issues, many clients wish to forego attaching their names when seeking redress in the courts, Miltenberg explained to Law.com Thursday.