AWI Webinar: The Interplay Between Workplace Investigation and Criminal Investigation
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When: Wednesday, September 9, 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 Interplay Between Workplace Investigation and Criminal Investigation

This webinar is 1 hour long.

Session Description

When there is an overlap between a workplace investigation and a potential criminal investigation by law enforcement, there are a host of tricky issues. Who goes first? How does the employer fulfill their duties as an employer, while not negatively interfering with the law enforcement investigation? Often law enforcement works on a slower timeline than a workplace investigation, so does one have to wait for the other? This webinar will highlight these challenges for investigators, discussing different approaches for different types of cases, and provide guidance about how and when to work in concert with law enforcement, and when to move ahead on our own.

Learning Objectives

This webinar will:

  • Raise awareness of the pitfalls and challenges
  • Explain why there is no one bright-line rule for this
  • Different duties for different types of potential crimes
  • Dealing with law enforcement requests for a “hold” Distinguishing between public and private sector employers


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


John Lohse

John Lohse

John Lohse is a member of the State Bars of California and Arizona and a licensed California Private Investigator. He spent 13 years at the University of California (UC) Office of the President in Oakland as the Director of Investigations in the Office of Ethics, Compliance and Audit Services and also served as the University’s Interim Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance and Audit Officer. Prior to joining UC, John was a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for over 28 years. He served as Chief Division Counsel for the FBI San Francisco Division. During his tenure as Chief Division Counsel, he was appointed Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of California. John was a criminal prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona for almost 2 years. He is a former Board Member of the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI).

Keith Rohman

Keith Rohman

Keith Rohman has been an investigator in the public and private sectors for over 30 years. He is the founder and president of Public Interest Investigations, Inc. (PII) in Los Angeles, a firm which assists corporations, government entities and attorneys. He is the Immediate Past President of the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI), and an adjunct professor of law at Loyola Law School, where he teaches fact investigation. Mr. Rohman has 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 trial against Los Angeles police officers accused of beating Rodney King, and numerous capital murder cases. Mr. Rohman served as the court appointed Monitor in the matter of Pierce v. Orange County, et al., a federal ADA class action case filed on behalf of disabled inmates at the Orange County Jail. 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 of discrimination allegations at the LASD. 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. Mr. Rohman served as the executive director of Los Angeles City 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. 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. Mr. Rohman is a sustaining member of AWI and has been a popular speaker at AWI annual conferences, seminars, webinars, and Institutes.

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 Monday, September 7, your webinar registration fee will be refunded. To cancel your registration, email Julia Renner at There will be no refunds for cancellations received after Monday, September 7.


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