CANCELLED - Chicago Workplace Investigation Basics Seminar
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5/17/2018
When: Thursday, May 17, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Sidley Austin LLP
One South Dearborn
38th Floor
Chicago, Illinois  60603
United States

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This popular, fast-paced, interactive program is designed to introduce the participants to the theory and the practical skills necessary to conduct impartial investigations of allegations of employee misconduct. Among other things, you will learn how to: ask effective questions, interview reluctant witnesses, obtain relevant evidence, assess credibility, and arrive at a legally defensible decision. You will also learn how to prepare and utilize all of the necessary documentation during the investigative process. Each attendee will receive program materials containing valuable checklists, forms, and templates that will assist them in carrying out investigations. The seminar runs from 9 am to 4 pm and includes continental breakfast and lunch. Previous sessions of this seminar have sold out, so register now to secure your place.

5.5 Hours – Illinois CLE approved
5.5 hours – California MCLE approved
5.5 PDC – SHRM pre-approved
4.0 General HR – HRCI approved

Rates

Includes complimentary breakfast and lunch.
Members: $275
Sustaining Members: $137.50
Non-Members: $425

Please note that pre-payment is required.

>> Click here to download a PDF registration form to pay by check.

Presenters

Rachel Ablin

Rachel Ablin is the founder of Ablin Law, a firm focused on conducting independent workplace investigations. Prior to starting her firm, Rachel worked for 19 years as in-house employment counsel for Walgreens. Before joining Walgreens, she was a Senior Investigator for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Chicago and Baltimore. 


Linda G. Burwell

Linda G. Burwell, investigation counsel and president of National Investigation Counsel, serves law firms, in-house counsel, and insurers primarily in workplace investigations, focusing her investigations on C-Suite and high-level executives.  She is often retained/referred by national employment law firms representing a wide variety of entities ranging from small non-profits to Fortune 100 Companies.  Her investigations have spanned international borders, extending from the United States into Africa, Canada, England, Germany, Mexico, India and Thailand.  She is a nationally recognized employment law expert with over 30 years' experience, is a frequent speaker/ author on risk management issues, and was invited by the EEOC to testify (as a defense attorney) before the Commission in Washington DC regarding investigations and conciliations.  She has received numerous awards and honors including being recognized in the Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, one of Michigan’s Super Lawyers, Leaders in the Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Top 50 Female Lawyers in Michigan, Top Lawyers by DBusiness Magazine, and she received a lifetime achievement award for Women in Leadership, from the Michigan Business & Professional Association.


Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson

Keith Rohman has been an investigator in the public and private sectors for more than 30 years. As president and founder of Public Interest Investigations, Inc. (PII), a Los Angeles-based investigations firm, Rohman investigated many high-profile cases, including litigation related to the torture of prisoners at Abu Ghraib; allegations of shootings of Iraqis by Blackwater, Inc.; the enslavement of dozens of Thai workers in an El Monte, California, sweatshop; and the trial against Los Angeles police officers accused of beating Rodney King. Rohman has conducted defense investigations in death penalty cases in California, Utah, Alaska, Arizona, and Washington. His work has taken him throughout the United States, as well as to Mexico, Germany, Jordan, South Africa, and Turkey. Under Title IX, Rohman has conducted and overseen investigations of sexual assault complaints at numerous Southern California colleges and universities. He was the principal investigator for attorneys in landmark litigation filed on behalf of service women and men sexually assaulted in the U.S. military. He is a senior trainer with T9 Mastered Training for Campus Investigators. In the workplace, Rohman has conducted third-party investigations into allegations of sexual harassment, sexual assault, discrimination, and retaliation for private- and public-sector employers, including school districts and universities. Previously, he was appointed by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors to the Equity Oversight Panel (EOP) of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, a civilian oversight board that oversees Internal Affairs investigations at the Sheriff’s Department.  Rohman also served as a court-appointed monitor in a federal lawsuit addressing the treatment of disabled inmates in the Orange County jails. The City of Los Angeles retained Rohman to serve as the executive director of its Office of Discrimination Investigation, which conducted more than 300 employment discrimination investigations, and provided recommendations to the City Council on restructuring how the City handled these matters. These recommendations led to the establishment of a new City agency to oversee this work.In addition, Rohman has served as an expert witness and testified in court proceedings on investigative issues, both in civil and criminal cases.

Rohman is the president of the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI), an international professional association of more than 850 attorneys, human resource professionals, and private investigators who conduct or manage workplace investigations. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Loyola Law School, where he teaches fact investigation.  He is a Senior Faculty member at AWI’s accredited Training Institute for Workplace Investigators, and has conducted trainings throughout the U.S. and Canada.



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