EMFIG Welcomes Cheri Vandergrift

A standout employment attorney and trainer for Colorado employers for over a decade,  Cheri now brings her knowledge, experience, and savvy to EMFIG as a senior trainer and workplace investigator. Cheri rounds out ann accomplished team of investigators at EMFIG and adds substantive depth to the firm’s training seminar offerings focused on EEO/Harassment, Workplace Investigations, and Documentation Skills. Welcome, Cheri.

EMFIG welcomes Jeannette Walker Kornreich

Jeannette Walker Kornreich is an employment lawyer with over 25 years’ experience working in both the public and private sectors. Jeannette joined Employment Matters LLC as a Senior Investigator in July 2018 after 17 years of experience working as in-house legal counsel for the Colorado state courts with a primary focus in civil rights and employment law matters. Before then, she worked in the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office for several years. Jeannette is a former clerk to the Honorable Charles D. Pierce of the Colorado Court of Appeals and a trained mediator.

As the sole legal advisor to the Colorado state courts’ Division of Human Resources, Jeannette’s background includes extensive experience working with all levels of management and the judiciary to assess potential legal liability regarding employee relations concerns. Working closely with Human Resources in conducting workplace investigations and providing advice, coaching and training on applicable federal and state laws, as well as conveying best practices for managing employee conduct issues, has primed Jeannette’s current focus in workplace investigations. Jeannette’s immediate demonstration of proficiency, professionalism, and a seasoned approach to conducting impartial workplace investigations at EMFIG makes her a welcome addition. She is also a member of the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI).

EMFIG Welcomes Suzanne Pariser

As an experienced attorney and investigator of complex scenarios involving high-ranking employees in the public and private sectors, Suzanne has earned the respect of her colleagues and clients as poised, logical, and insightful. Suzanne previously worked as an investigator with four of her current EMFIG colleagues.  Suzanne exemplifies the crucial skills and intangible qualities that make for exceptional investigators, which is a hallmark at EMFIG. In addition to her significant experience investigating workplace harassment and retaliation complaints and ethics concerns, Suzanne is a certified investigator of campus sexual violence matters under Title IX.

What Now? – Post Investigation Communications

Bill Berger, Esq. Guest Speaker – AWI Denver Local Circle Meeting

Do you have to share workplace investigation findings with participants?

What are investigation participants entitled to know?

Are there different rules for the complainant? The “accused” individual?

These and many more questions arise in the wake of workplace investigations. Don’t miss opportunity to hear employment attorney Bill Berger discuss Post Investigation Communications at the next Denver Local Circle meeting of AWI on  Thursday, July 20, 2017, from 9:00 to 10:3o am at the University of Denver. Bring your questions and meet others who share your challenges and dedication to continuous improvement in the workplace investigations profession. The Association of Workplace Investigators gathers investigators and HR/employment law professionals to enhance the profession.

Register to attend by emailing Mark Flynn at and include names, email addresses, and organization of attendees.

AWI Denver – Local Circle
Thursday, July 20, 2017
9:00 – 10:30 am
Mary Reed Building, 2199 South University Boulevard, Denver, CO 80208
Renaissance Room, 2nd Floor
Continental Breakfast

Attendees with accessibility concerns, please contact Laura Maresca at 303-871-7436. Here is an Interactive Map for more detailed information.

EMFIG Welcomes Kim DeLuca!

Having passion for your job is a great gift.

Done well, workplace investigations provide a valuable contribution to productive, effective work environments. Investigations are also labor intensive – and demand an elusive balance of aural (listening), oral, and written communication skills along with HR/employment law knowledge, and emotional intelligence, too. Many are tasked with executing this important function, but it is not for everyone. Employment Matters LLC Flynn Investigations Group (EMFIG) is grateful to celebrate Kim DeLuca as the latest addition to its team of highly experienced workplace and school investigators.

Kim has a diverse legal background having worked in a big law firm environment, in-house for a large corporation, and most recently as an investigator and manager of workplace investigation services for one of the largest and most respected employer associations in the country. Since focusing exclusively on workplace investigations, Kim has distinguished herself among fellow investigators and employers as a standout in the profession. In addition to possessing that rare combination of skills and a veteran’s perspective, Kim enjoys passion for her work. It all makes Kim DeLuca a perfect fit for EMFIG.

EMFIG welcomes Jim Long

As a former Senior Attorney with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”), experienced workplace and school investigator, and established expert witness for parties in Title IX, Title II, and Section 504 (disability) litigation, Jim Long is a welcome addition to EMFIG. Jim is uniquely qualified to contribute to EMFIG – dedicated to excellence in Title IX and workplace investigations for schools and employers.

 

EMFIG welcomes David Vogel

Clear and concise writing to demonstrate well-reasoned analysis makes David Vogel one of the best workplace investigators I know, and a welcomed addition to EMFIG.

Welcome, Jody Luna!

I am thrilled, honored, and grateful to welcome Jody Luna to EMFIG as a Senior Investigator of workplace and Title IX matters. Jody has conducted and managed hundreds of investigations in her impressive career. Her knowledge, experience, and professionalism are preeminent in the growing field of workplace investigations. Reach Jody at .