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Webinar: Workplace Investigation Testimony: The Tightrope of Admissibility

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March 29, 2021 @ 12:00 pm 1:15 pm

This program offers 1.25 participatory MCLE credit.

Admissibility and utilization of expert testimony on workplace investigations, including: (1) when plaintiff’s counsel might use an expert; (2) when defense counsel might use one as well; (3) not only admissibility from plaintiff and defense counsel, but also how expert witnesses can increase the likelihood of admissibility; (4) formulating proper testimony.

Speaker: Nancy Bornn, J. Bernard Alexander, and Adam Levin
Moderator: Michael Robbins

Nancy Bornn is an AWI-CH workplace investigator/attorney in Southern California who has decades of experience in the employment field.  Since 2012, she has been a fulltime neutral, conducting workplace investigations, providing expert witness testimony on employment issues, consulting with employers on HR compliance issues, and conducting EEO training. In 2009, she was a Founding Director of the Association of Workplace Investigators, Inc. (AWI).  She has served on the faculty of the AWI Institute since its inception in 2012. She is a member of the Credentials Committee of AWI which prepares tests for AWI-CH certification.  Ms. Bornn has also served on the Board of Governors of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers (CLEL) and is currently the Chair of the CLEL 9th Circuit South Regional Planning Committee. She also served on the boards of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) and the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA). She is the former chair of the L&E Section of the LACBA and of CELA. She is a frequent speaker and author on employment matters. For further details, see

Bernard Alexander of Alexander Morrison + Fehr LLP, is a plaintiff employment and civil rights attorney who has tried over sixty cases to verdict and is recognized as a Top 10 Labor & Employment Attorney for Southern California for 2021, and perennial Top 100 since 2016.  While president of the California Employment Lawyers Association, in 2014 Bernard created an annual trial college. Bernard is a Southwestern University School of Law graduate, a lifetime member of the Langston Bar and UCLA Alumni Associations, and remains active in local and national bar organizations including ABOTA, the College of Labor and Employment, and as a Board Member of the National Employment Lawyer’s Association.

Adam Levin is a Partner in Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp’s Labor & Employment department. Adam represents employers in all areas of labor and employment law, including serving as lead counsel in numerous employment discrimination, wrongful termination and trade secret/unfair competition cases, labor arbitrations, National Labor Relations Board hearings, and other administrative proceedings. Adam counsels clients on compliance with FMLA, ADA, Title VII, FEHA, FLSA, ERISA, NLRA and state employment laws. He negotiates and drafts executive employment agreements, and also represents clients in litigation involving right of publicity, invasion of privacy and related claims involving models, celebrities and performing artists.

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