20th-Century Slavery Was Hiding In Plain Sight

Twenty-five years ago, PII played an important role in the investigation of this case of human trafficking in El Monte, California, where more than 70 Thai nationals were enslaved as garment workers.

T9 Mastered Webinar: When Gender Identity and Investigations Intersect

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 – 11:00am PDT – Session Description: Campuses are now frequently addressing complaints involving gender identity, including allegations of discriminatory treatment, sexual assaults, and intimate partner violence. During these investigations, trans and gender non-conforming individuals are impacted in specific ways that can be harmful and traumatic.  In this one-hour webinar, Nora Rohman raises awareness of these concerns and provides useful information and techniques for fact-gathering.

T9 Mastered Webinar: Trauma-Informed Virtual Interviewing: Why We Need This Approach

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 – 10:00am PDT – Interviewing people who have experienced trauma is never easy, but it is even more difficult in this time of COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders. With most interviews conducted over a computer screen, investigators need to find new approaches to these interviews in order to minimize re-traumatization and get people’s accounts as accurately as possible.

AWI Webinar: Managing an Investigation Practice in a Time of Uncertainty

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Noon PT, 1:00 MT, 2:00 pm CT, 3:00 pm ET Session Description Representatives from four workplace investigation firms discuss lessons learned from operating in the current COVID-19 environment. Attendees will learn about how investigation firms have weathered the current environment including how their investigators have adapted to stay at home orders.…

$50,000 investigation supports misconduct allegations against Oakland police commissioner

As published by San Francisco Chronicle By Megan Cassidy March 16, 2020 A private investigation into Oakland police Commissioner Ginale Harris either partially or fully upheld six of seven allegations of misconduct, including complaints of her making racially charged comments, threatening city employees’ jobs and attempting to use her position to escape towing fees. Harris…

Effective Employee Reporting Systems After Weinstein Verdict

As published by Law 360 By Keith Rohman and Karen Kramer February 24, 2020 The Harvey Weinstein criminal case exemplifies what happens when powerful people have unfettered influence over the much less powerful. As it turns out, the powerful in these stories of sexual harassment are most often men, wielding their positions of power over women. This…