News & Speaking Engagements

Recent Speaking Engagements

Taylor English Seminar, C-Suite in the Crucible:  Managing the Cycle of a High Stakes Investigation.  May 21, 2014.  Cherokee Town Club, Atlanta, GA.

i-Sight 3-Part Webinar,  The Importance of Conducting Workplace Investigations that are Procedurally Fair.  April 24, May 15, and June 5, 2014.

Atlanta Bar Association Labor & Employment Young Lawyers Division, Workplace Investigations:  The Importance of Impartiality.  January 30, 2014.

Adjunct Professor, International Business Transactions, American Legal Studies LLM Program.  Fall 2013.  John Marshall Law School, Atlanta, GA.

Panelist, EEOC Public Meeting on Development of Quality Control Plan for Investigations and Conciliations, March 20, 2013.  Washington, D.C.


Quoted, SEC’s KBR Action Spotlights Whistleblower Confidentiality, Corporate Counsel, April 3, 2015.

Quoted, Kleiner Perkins Prevails in Discrimination Suit Brought by Ellen Pao, Forbes, March 27, 2015.

Cited, Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins Closing Arguments:  “Distractions” and “Level Playing Fields, Forbes, March 25, 2015.

Author,  A Fair Hearing, Hospitals & Health Networks.  July 24, 2014.

Author, When Internal Documents Aren’t Covered by Attorney-Client Privilege, Daily Report.  May, 2014.

Quoted, UK Rule Puts Arbitration First in Employment Disputes, Corporate Counsel. May 2014.

Quoted, Given Good Options, Whistleblowers Would Not Prefer To, Corporate Counsel. April 2014.

Signed contract with American Bar Association to author Corporate Counsel’s Guide to Internal Investigations of Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation Claims.  January 2014.  

Quoted in Wall Street Journal article, “Despite Risk, GE and Others Back Gay Rights Bill.”  September, 2013.  

Quoted in Corporate Counsel magazine article, “‘Overtly Religious’ Social Media Posts Affect Hiring.”  September, 2013.  

Quoted in Corporate Counsel, “Is the Workplace the Right Forum to Discuss Race?”  July, 2013.  

Quoted in The Citizen newspaper article, “Probe of Fayetteville Cops:  No Retaliation, No Hostile Work Place.”  June, 2013.  

Became a Contributor to TLNT -The Business of HR.  April, 2013.  

Quoted in Corporate Counsel magazine article, “Can Mediation Improve EEOC Conciliation?”  April, 2013.  

Quoted in SHRM article, “Don’t Let Corporate Policies Override Sensible Employment Decisions.”  February, 2013.  

Became a Contributor to LexisNexis Labor & Employment Law Community.  January, 2013.  

Quoted in Corporate Counsel magazine article, “If Silence is Golden, How About a Muzzle?”  November, 2012. 

Added to the ABA Journal’s Blawg Directory.  September, 2012.

Quoted in The Wall Street Journal Law Blog, “NLRB Shoots Down Blanket Confidentiality Policies”  August, 2012.  

Quoted in Corporate Counsel magazine article, “NLRB Rules on Keeping Employees from Discussing HR Investigations” August, 2012.  

Quoted In Corporate Counsel magazine article, “EEOC Warns Against Silencing Employees During Investigations” August, 2012. 

Quoted in Corporate Counsel magazine article, “In-House and Labor Lawyers Respond to the Supreme Court’s Wal-Mart Decision” June, 2011. 

Quoted in Inside Counsel magazine article, “Designing Diversity” June, 2009. 

Past Speaking Engagements


Advanced Employment Law, Atlanta Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section, CLE Program, March 15, 2013.  Atlanta, GA.


Faculty, Association of Workplace Investigators Institute, February 25 to March 1, 2013.  Santa Barbara, CA.

HR’s Role in a Workplace Mediation, HR Star Conference, October 11, 2012.  Atlanta, GA

Workplace Investigation Workshop, 6.5 hours approved credit from HR Certification Institute, September 29, 2012.  Atlanta, GA

Workplace Investigation Practicum, October 5 – 6, 2012.  Atlanta, GA

Georgia Diversity & Leadership Conference, Managing Diverse Talent Panel Discussion.  September 20, 2012.  Atlanta, GA

Just Do It:  Manage Conflict at Work – Public Relations Society of America, Georgia Annual Conference, May 2, 2012

Networking Panel Discussion – Georgia Bar Women in the Profession, April 13, 2012.

Some Thoughts on Employment Lawsuits – Rome Chapter of SHRM, December 13, 2011.

Drafting and Delivering Effective Evaluations – Pro Bono Partnership, November 14, 2011.

Building Better Work Relationships:  Techniques for Results-Oriented Communication – Leadership Conference of GA Dept. of Revenue, October, 2011.