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Public Sector Investigations Seminar
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SOLD OUT (Please call 916.760.2442. to be put on waiting list.)

June 4, 2013 ♦ 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Weintraub Tobin ♦ 400 Capitol Mall 11th Floor Sacramento CA 95814
3 Hours HRCI & California MCLE Credit Pending ♦ CLE Information for Other Jurisdictions

Presented by Kelli Kennaday, Donna Peter and Debra L. Reilly

Investigating allegations of misconduct by public sector employees involves both procedural and substantive issues not present in other types of investigations.  In this half-day seminar, two experienced public sector investigators and an experienced public sector Director of Human Resources discuss the issues unique to public sector investigations, along with general investigative planning, interviewing and reporting techniques.  Among other things, you will learn how to identify public sector issues, give the proper notifications and admonishments, conduct a defensible interview, follow-up without violating state or federal laws, and issue a report that will meet the client’s needs while maintaining any applicable privileges.  Attendees will receive program materials containing tips, forms and templates that will assist them in their investigations.  Space is limited so register early below to secure your attendance.

AWI Members $125
CA State Bar L&E Section Members $212.50
Non-Members $300

Kelli Kennaday

Kelli Kennaday

Kelli Kennaday is a partner and chair of the Employment Practices Group of Wilke, Fleury, Hoffelt, Gould & Birney, LLP, located in Sacramento, California. She conducts independent workplace investigations for public and private entities, including investigations covered by the Peace Officers Bill of Rights. She has experience testifying in both civil and administrative proceedings. Ms. Kennaday also provides counsel to employers on best practices relating to hiring, discipline, termination and training, and litigates employment disputes before all California state and federal courts and administrative agencies. She publishes a quarterly newsletter on recent developments in California and federal employment law and is a frequent lecturer on employment law topics for professional and trade associations, bar associations and CLE providers.

Donna Peter

Donna Peter

Donna Peter is currently the Director of Human Resources for the City of Santa Monica. She was previously the Director of Human Resources for the City of Manhattan Beach and has served as a human resources consultant to the City of Lynwood and Santa Monica City College. Ms. Peter received two Bachelor of Arts degrees from California State University, Chico and her MBA from California State University, Fresno. She has conducted numerous training sessions on a variety of workplace issues and has participated in roundtable discussions regarding various human resources topics. Ms. Peter has conducted internal investigations herself and has years of experience working with outside investigators.

Debra L. Reilly

Debra L. Reilly

Debra L. Reilly received her J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1989. She joined Murtaugh Miller Meyer & Nelson LLP, from 1990 to 1999, where she became a partner practicing employment law. Since 2002, Ms. Reilly has focused her practice on conducting workplace investigations, and from 1994 to present, she has conducted approximately six hundred employment investigations for Municipalities, Counties, Water and Sanitation Districts, Universities, School Districts, Fire Departments, Police Departments, the United States Postal Service (holding a “sensitive” security clearance by the Postal Inspector’s Office), and numerous private sector employers. She has testified in trial concerning her reports and has qualified as an expert witness in arbitration and testified as to best practices for conducting EEO harassment and discrimination investigations. Ms. Reilly has been a Board member of AWI, Chair of the Publications Committee, and the Lead Editor of the AWI Quarterly since 2009. She has published numerous articles on workplace investigations and employment law and holds an SPHR certification from the HRCI. She is a long-time member of the State Bar of California, Labor & Employment Law Section. Although her office, Reilly Workplace Investigations, is located in San Diego County, she conducts investigations statewide.