Workplace Investigation Service

  • Sexual harassment investigations, EEO investigations, and other workplace misconduct investigations
  • Investigators are former DOJ and law firm attorneys
  • We use Zoom for interviews to save time and costs
  • We’ve trained the EEOC and Google on investigative techniques
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Overview

Clear Law Institute conducts sexual harassment investigations, EEO investigations, and investigations of other alleged employee misconduct for organizations around the world.

Our team of former U.S. Department of Justice and law firm attorneys interview witnesses using Zoom videoconferencing to save time and costs.

We utilize the same research-based investigative techniques that we teach in our investigations training, which we’ve provided to organizations such as the EEOC, Google, the World Bank, and FedEx.

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Clear Law's Investigative Expertise

Clear Law has experience conducting investigations for large and small organizations around the world.  Our investigative team has:

  • Trained thousands of attorneys, compliance officers, HR professionals, and other professionals how to conduct investigations
  • Provided expert witness testimony in cases challenging the adequacy of employers’ investigations
  • Investigated one of the U.S. Department of Justice’s first “pattern or practice” sexual harassment cases.

When should you outsource an internal investigation?

Courts have made clear that, when investigating sexual harassment and other allegations of employee misconduct, employers must ensure that the investigator has the proper training and experience to conduct an effective investigation.  Even organizations that have qualified investigators on staff often turn to Clear Law to investigate allegations that:

  • May result in future litigation or criminal proceedings, such as allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination, fraud, and bribery
  • Involve a high-ranking official within the organization
  • Involve “he said/she said” claims or claims where there are no eyewitnesses or other “smoking gun” evidence such that advanced techniques for detecting deception and truthfulness are required.
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Cost-Effective Investigations

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Clear Law is able to conduct thorough investigations in a cost-effective manner.  First, Clear Law interviews witnesses using Zoom videoconferencing, saving time and travel expenses.  Second, because of Clear Law’s investigative methodology, Clear Law is able to complete investigations and write investigative reports quickly and efficiently.

In many cases, Clear Law is able to investigate the matter for a fixed fee, so that the client has certainty about the cost of the investigation before the investigation begins.

Chosen by Companies and Law Firms

HR professionals, in-house counsel, and compliance officers rely on Clear Law to provide thorough, legally compliant investigative reports quickly.  Clear Law’s investigations are much less expensive that hiring a law firm to conduct the investigation.

Law firms also rely on Clear Law to conduct investigations on behalf of their clients.  In this way, law firm attorneys save their clients money in the investigation process and the law firm attorneys are not conflicted out of handling any subsequent litigation.  (Clear Law does not represent employers in litigation as Clear Law Institute is not engaged in the practice of law.)

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Clear Law Compliance Advisory Team

Michael Johnson, CEO of Clear Law Institute, is a former U.S. Department of Justice attorney who brought one of DOJ’s first “pattern or practice” sexual harassment cases. Michael has provided training and consulting on harassment prevention or investigations to organizations around the world such as the EEOC, the United Nations, and Google. He is a graduate of Duke University and Harvard Law School.

Shannon Magill Farruk, Senior Compliance Advisor, has advised Fortune 500 companies on all aspects of employment and discrimination laws for more than a decade. Shannon previously practiced employment law at Dickstein Shapiro, Littler Mendelson, and the U.S. Department of Commerce. She is a graduate of Hamline University and University of Minnesota Law School.

Teresa Harvey Rollins, Senior Compliance Advisor, has nearly 20 years of experience representing Fortune 500 companies and other employers on a broad range of employment matters, including discrimination and harassment prevention. Tes previously practiced law as Counsel at Dickstein Shapiro and was CEO of PolicyPartner LLC, an employment compliance service provider. She is a graduate of Angelo State University and Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law.

Brian Rothenberg, Senior Compliance Advisor, has advised numerous Fortune 500 companies on their compliance training and policy needs. He is a graduate of the University of Richmond and he received his J.D. and MBA from the College of William and Mary.

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Lana Rupprecht, Senior Compliance Advisor, has advised Fortune 500 companies and small and mid-sized businesses on all aspects of employment law.  She has practiced employment law in several law firms and as Counsel for Western Union. She is a graduate of the University of Denver and the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law.

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