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    Date: May 9, 2018, 8:00am – 9:30am
    North Star SHRM
    Great River Energy 17845 East Highway 10, Elk River
    No cost to attend as a North Star SHRM member and we welcome guests at no cost to attend up 3 meetings prior to joining.
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    INVESTIGATIONS  Is your Organization ready?  Institutions and organizations are increasingly expected to conduct a thorough, neutral investigation of allegations of impropriety, misuse of authority, and sexual harassment, among many other issues.  No organization, public or private, non-profit or for-profit, can afford to ignore or minimize these allegations.  Stakeholders, employees, the public, and funders increasingly expect a timely, rigorous, and competent investigation.  If the allegations result in litigation or an enforcement action, a prompt, thorough, and impartial investigation may be a key aspect of the organization’s defense.

    While all investigations are unique, there are common issues and waypoints to most investigations.  This panel will provide tools and tips for institutions and organizations faced with conducting investigations (whether with outside help or internally).   

    Objectives are:

    • When should an investigation be conducted.
    • Key aspects to conducting an effective investigation.
    • Documenting the investigation

    This seminar will be presented by Jillian Kornblatt and Lily Dobson. 

    Jillian Kornblatt is a partner with Dorsey & Whitney LLP in the Labor & Employment group, where she focuses her practice on employment litigation and advice, and independent investigations.  Jillian assists employers in investigating and responding to internal complaints, agency charges, and lawsuits based on allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, conversion, wage and leave statute violations, and whistleblower claims.  Before practicing law, Jillian spent six years in human resource management.

    She graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School (J.D.), magna cum laude.  She also graduated from Hunter college (Master of Social Work), and Cornell University) B.A., Psychology).

    Lily Dobson is an Associate with Dorsey & Whitney, LLP in the Labor & Employment group, where she provides legal research and litigation support on various employment law issues and provides advice on workplace compliance concerns.  In addition, Lily works to advise clients on best practices and compliance with both state and federal laws.  She maintains an active pro bono practice, including participation in a local LGBTQ legal clinic.

    She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall) (J.D. & Certificate of Specialization in International Law, 2016).  She also graduated from the University of Iowa (B.A, International Studies, Minor in Spanish and Certificate in Human Rights, 2011.