AWI Webinar: The Virtual Office Is Open: A Chance to Discuss Workplace Investigations
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When: Tuesday, June 16, 2020
11:00 am PT, noon MT, 1:00 pm CT, 2:00 pm ET
Where: Online
Contact: 844-422-2294

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AWI Webinar: The Virtual Office Is Open: A Chance to Discuss Workplace Investigations

Webinars are 1 hour long.

Session Description

Is there a question about workplace investigations that has been bothering you? Is our new virtual work environment giving you pause? Is there a topic on your mind that would benefit from discussion with seasoned workplace investigators? AWI has assembled a panel of experts to address whatever issues are on your mind.

During the course of this webinar, a panel of experienced workplace investigators will take participants’ questions. Panelists, Lisa Bowman, Dinamary Horvath, and Judy Mims, will bring their unique perspectives and experiences as external, internal, and private workplace investigators to the issues facing AWI members today.

Participants are encouraged to submit questions to the panel in advance. Please email any questions you would like to submit to the panel to Erin Pressman at


Members & Sustaining Members: FREE
Non-Members: $50


Lisa Bowman

Lisa Bowman

Lisa Bowman is of counsel in the San Francisco office of Ogletree Deakins, an employment law firm. She specializes in internal investigations, advising clients on California’s ever-evolving employment laws, wage and hour matters, and class action cases. Before becoming an attorney, Lisa spent nearly a decade as a journalist for news outlets including CNET News, The Los Angeles Times, and Bloomberg News. She holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard, a Masters in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, and a law degree from U.C. Hastings.

Dinamary Horvath

Dinamary Horvath

Dinamary Horvath’s investigations firm, Maxe Law, specializes in workplace and sexual misconduct investigations, training, and related consulting. She conducts impartial Title VII and Title IX investigations into claims of sexual misconduct, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, violence, bullying, dishonesty, and whistleblowing. All investigations can be conducted in both English and Spanish. Her clients include colleges and universities, private employers, and public entities. Prior to establishing her investigative practice, Dina litigated employment law matters with Jackson Lewis LLP, where she advised and counseled employers on a wide variety of employment law issues. Dina also served as Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Hartford in Connecticut and was responsible for employment matters, hearing and adjudications, policy development, and litigation management. Dina obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2008 and a Master of Arts Degree in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Long Island University in 2002. Dina is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and Connecticut. She is a member of the Boston Bar Association's College and Universities Section; serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI), as well as a certificate holder of the AWI’s Training Institute for Workplace Investigators, and a Convener for the AWI New England Local Circle. Dina also holds a Title IX Investigator and Title Adjudication Specialization Certification from Tulane Law School. Dina is a United Educators' approved independent sexual assault investigator. Dina has also been certified by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) to conduct Anti-Discrimination Investigation Training, and is a MCAD approved workplace trainer. Dina was featured in the Top 50 Attorneys of 2019 Magazine.

Judy Mims

Judy Mims

Judy Mims, JD, AWI-CH, has been active in AWI since she joined in 2012 and attended the 2013 AWI Training Institute in Santa Barbara. Judy served on the AWI Board of Directors in 2015 through 2018. Judy has been a speaker about internal investigations at the annual AWI conference, and co-presented annual AWI Investigations Basics day-long trainings in Seattle, WA, and in Vancouver, BC.  Judy has taught at AWI Institutes since 2014 including the east coast institutes in Mystic, CT, Niagara, Ontario, Canada, Baltimore, MD, and Atlanta, GA. Judy values her involvement with AWI as she sees conducting workplace investigations as its own profession and wants to contribute to AWI’s efforts to continue setting the standard for this body of work. Judy is an investigator in HR for the Amazon Corporation and is based in Seattle, WA. Previously, Judy was an EEO internal investigator at the Microsoft Corporation for seven years; HR for medical faculty, staff and students as well as formerly in-house counsel for the University of Washington and an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Washington. Judy brings 25+ years of experience in employment and labor law to her investigation practice. Judy has served as the chair of the Executive Committee for the Labor & Employment Section of the Washington State Bar Association as well as chair for the Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors for King County in Seattle, WA.  Judy received her Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law.

Disclaimer: The contents of this webinar and the positions taken are those of the presenter only, may be time sensitive, and are not warranted, endorsed or otherwise recommended by AWI and are not intended to provide legal advice.

If you must cancel your webinar registration and do so before Friday, June 12, your webinar registration fee will be refunded. To cancel your registration, email Julia Renner at There will be no refunds for cancellations received after Friday, June 12.


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