Affirmative Action Expert Witnesses

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Cahn Litigation Services is skilled and experienced at identifying the ideal expert to provide expert witness services for affirmative action matters, and is frequently called upon by law firm clients to locate a specialist in discrimination cases. Example cases include Title IX campus investigations; vocational experts for plaintiffs and defendants in wrongful termination; sexual harassment; age, sex and disability discrimination cases; cases involving the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA); deaf persons in criminal and civil legal situations; and employment and labor matters involving claims of discrimination. An affirmative action expert witness typically has experience in law, civil rights, college admissions, and/or human resource management.

Affirmative action is a set of laws and policies intended to end discrimination, and primarily focuses on education and employment. Affirmative action policies were developed to address a history of discrimination faced by minorities and women. During the civil rights movement debates resulted in executive orders requiring employment non-discrimination in government agencies, followed by an act that prohibited racial discrimination in firms with over 25 employees. In more recent years, several states have banned affirmative action policies as they relate to the higher education admissions process, focusing on other methods to create diversity, ensure fair admission, and target potentially underrepresented minority students.

Another significant policy, Title IX, came into play in 1972, protecting people from discrimination based on sex in educational programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance.

The US government agency Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing employment laws regarding discrimination against an applicant or employee due to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. Similarly, The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), part of the U.S. Department of Labor, is tasked with holding government contractors accountable for complying with the legal requirement to take affirmative action.

Litigation support by an affirmative action expert witness could include record review, research, and expert testimony in court. In a high-profile case a law firm may request a testifying expert with prior testifying experience. In addition, a law firm may seek an affirmative action expert for pre-litigation consulting work.

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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Affirmative Action experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Affirmative Action landscape.


Expert Witness #249317

This expert specializes in Title IX campus investigations, expert witness work, workplace coaching for employees and supervisors and conflict resolution training. This expert is a Title IX hearing officer and trained mediator through a prestigious university, a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources, and a certified EEOC investigator. This expert is an experienced investigator in Title IX assault claims, and a founding member of a training firm for Title IX investigations. This expert is experienced in testifying regarding completed investigations. This expert also provides hearing officer and mediation services, as well as advice and counseling regarding employment matters. This expert provides consulting regarding optimal management practices, including one-on-one executive coaching.

In addition, this expert conducts workplace investigations into claims of misconduct, harassment, discrimination, retaliation and claims of improper activities. This expert is experienced in conducting Internal Affairs investigations, and those involving the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act and the Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights. This expert is also an experienced and effective trainer, and provides training to all levels of management on a variety of legal issues, including sexual harassment and discrimination prevention. This expert has provided in-house training to staff investigators regarding how to conduct effective investigations that focus on ensuring that internal reviews are fair and thorough, as required by law. This expert's training is consistently rated excellent and focuses on best practices and practical approaches and solutions. This expert has written online training courses in the areas of sexual harassment prevention and best employment practices.

This expert has served as Counsel to a major university where this expert served as an active member and collaborated on a variety of campus team projects and standing committees, including the Ethics Advisory Committee, the Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Case Management Team, and the Student Crisis Response Team. This expert provided direction regarding the proper administration of personnel actions, corrective action and progressive discipline, up to and including dismissals. This expert has served as counsel to the statewide ethics watchdog, a state Fair Political Practices Commission, where this expert provided continuing legal education training for attorneys statewide, and ethics training to state employees as mandated by state law. This expert wrote formal advice letters, drafted regulations and advised the Commission on a variety of legal matters. In addition, this expert litigated in state and federal courts.


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Expert Witness #249326

This expert is a nationally recognized expert, author and international speaker on discrimination, harassment and bullying in the workplace and education. This expert works with private and public sector organizations to provide professional services for business, legal, healthcare, education and government settings. This expert investigates workplace and school complaints of bullying, discrimination and harassment. This expert is also an expert witness for harassment, discrimination, and bullying lawsuits in the workplace and schools, and conducts training on those topics.

This expert provides customized consulting and training services on discrimination, harassment, bullying, communication and respect in the workplace and schools. In addition, management development and organization development services are offered to employers including training, coaching, assessments, team-building, and group facilitation.

This expert has conducted studies on sexual harassment in the schools, and developed sexual harassment curriculum geared for middle and high school students. A State Department of Education published the middle and high school curriculum for use by schools nationally. This expert began consulting with schools by assisting them with their sexual harassment prevention and intervention strategies, and training administrators, faculty, staff and school boards about the misconduct. This expert published the first book on sexual harassment in middle and high school.

This expert consults with a variety of national and international organizations including medical centers and clinics, corporations, small businesses, nonprofits, and law firms. This expert works with clients to establish effective strategies to create and sustain a productive, equitable, and respectful workplace and school. This expert provides customized training and consulting services for organizations on a variety of management and organization development issues as well as in discrimination, harassment, bullying, diversity and inclusion, communication and respect in the workplace. This expert coaches those managers and employees who need help in managing and communicating respectfully.


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Expert Witness #250755

This expert specializes in Title IX campus investigations. Trained in Trauma Informed Forensic Interviewing, this expert is also an experienced investigator in Title IX sexual misconduct claims. This expert has investigated cases involving underage Complainants, multiple Respondents, and allegations involving incapacitation and inability to consent. This expert understands best practices in the Title IX arena, and the challenges facing schools and parties when sexual violence allegations surface. This expert frequently serves as an Appeal Hearing Officer for Title IX cases. In this role, this expert reviews campus responses to Title IX allegations within the framework of the individual school's appeal process. In deliberations, this expert considers whether the administration's response to claims of sexual misconduct were compliant with policies meant to provide a safe campus for students. This expert has overseen cases involving dating violence, drug abuse, sexual assault, and incapacitation. This expert has experience questioning parties using trauma-informed techniques, making admissibility and relevance decisions, and issuing well- reasoned, thorough decisions. Additionally, this expert has investigated matters at K- 12 Districts, including allegations involving discrimination and compliance. This expert's investigations have included interviews of administration, classified staff, as well as para-educators. This expert serves on the faculty of a training program for college and school district officials involved in Title IX compliance and investigation.  


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Expert Witness #252890

This expert has many years of direct work experience with: standard of care, special education, risk management, school and workplace safety, abuse, discrimination, wrongful death, policies and procedures, and personnel matters. This expert has experience as a legal consultant on school safety matters.


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Expert Witness #255055

This expert holds a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and serves as associate professor of management a Business College. Specializing in adverse impact analysis and validating employment selection procedures, this expert has worked for Fortune 100 companies and government organizations where this expert provided human resource solutions for identifying and developing talent. This expert has provided HR solutions for a diverse range of occupations and industries including public safety, health care, transportation, skilled trades, clerical, management, and various other blue and white collar jobs. This expert has extensive experience developing minimum qualifications, selection/promotional examinations, including selection procedures for positions under Federal Consent Decree. This expert's selection systems have met the legal and professional scrutiny of the Department of Justice, plaintiff attorneys, and renowned Industrial/Organizational Psychologists, and this expert has experience providing litigation support. This expert has used expertise to:

-  Serve as an expert witness in federal courts.
-  Develop, validate, and defend selection procedures for a defendant in federal court, ultimately bringing an end to the longest-running employment discrimination case and consent decree in U.S. history.
-  Testify in federal court for plaintiffs in the first age discrimination case in U.S. history that was based on disparate impact in employment selection.
-  Serve as amicus curiae to the U.S. Supreme Court.

This expert has presented, published, and reviewed research in the areas of selection, performance management, career development, diversity and training. This expert is an active member of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.


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Expert Witness #258903

This expert is Founder and President of a highly successful national consultancy, certified rehabilitation counselor, Diplomate of the American Board of Vocational Experts and certified life care planner who has provided services for the severely disabled for many years. Additionally, this expert has served as Vocational Expert for plaintiffs and defendants in Wrongful Termination, Sexual Harassment and Age, Sex and Disability Discrimination cases, as well as cases involving the American's with Disabilities Act.

In these cases, this expert has provided a vocational evaluation which consists of a record review, vocational diagnostic interview, work and transferable skills analysis, and when necessary, testing to make a determination of the individual's ability to perform gainful work activity, as well as their earning capacity in the local labor market. In addition, at times a Labor Market Survey is conducted to document the availability of job openings in the geographical area.

The vocational evaluation assists both plaintiff and defense attorneys in determining the effect a wrongful termination has on the earning capability of an individual after the incident. Research regarding job openings and wages for available positions using government and local sources is performed as part of the assessment. This information documents whether the plaintiff has conducted a reasonable job search and if the person has sustained any diminution of earnings capacity. A written report by a certified rehabilitation counselor who is experienced in termination cases can assist in documenting the case damages.

This expert has been performing forensic evaluations in wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment cases for many years, on a nationwide basis.

This expert is credentialed by the American Board of Vocational Experts, the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification and the International Academy of Life Care Planners. This expert has provided rehabilitation services to, and evaluated the vocational and employability potential of, over six thousand individuals.


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Expert Witness #260086

This expert is a licensed clinical psychologist. This expert is fluent in American Sign Language and Signed English but is not deaf. This expert is a Professor of Psychiatry and is an internationally renowned leader in the deafness field. This expert has specific expertise in issues affecting deaf persons in criminal and civil legal situations. This expert has served as an expert witness in nearly 100 criminal and civil cases involving deaf persons including numerous matters involving the Americans with Disabilities Act issues (including reasonable accommodation and discrimination). This expert is well-published (as you would expect of an academic) and is a frequent presenter at academic and medical conferences.  


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Expert Witness #262141

This expert concentrates practice in the areas of corporate litigation and appeals and has represented major corporations, municipalities, unions, small businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals in complex commercial and corporate litigation, construction litigation involving mechanic's lien foreclosures, insurance fraud actions, first-party property litigation, negligence, complex mass toxic tort litigation in both domestic and foreign forums, employment and labor matters involving claims of discrimination, FLSA claims, wage and hour violations and partnership, entertainment law, Article 78 litigation, and real estate disputes.

This expert was previously associated with a prominent national firm.

This expert is admitted to practice law in multiple states and is admitted to practice before United States District Courts and the United States Supreme Court. This expert is a member of State and County Bar Associations.  

This expert received a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Juris Doctor degree.


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