Oppenheimer Investigations Group is pleased to announce that managing partner Amy Oppenheimer was recently named an “Employment Law Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal. The annual list, now in its third year, recognizes professionals across the country who have moved the needle in the legal industry within the field of labor and employment law.
In its coverage of the honor, The National Law Journal notes Amy’s leadership in forging new paths to prevent harassment and discrimination by establishing a workplace investigations practice. The profile overviews her long-standing track record of ensuring civil and women’s rights since the 1980s, prior to workplace investigations becoming an established area of law, and her accomplishments in bringing awareness, education and instruction to what is and is not deemed proper and ethical workplace conduct. The profile also recognizes Amy’s work in founding and expanding the professional organization, Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI), from a California focus to a membership of more than 1,500 professionals worldwide.
Leveraging more than 40 years of experience in employment law, as an administrative judge, attorney, investigator, arbitrator, mediator and trainer, Amy is a leading expert in the field of workplace investigations. In addition to founding AWI in 2009, she established The Law Offices of Amy Oppenheimer 25 years ago, and recently helped usher through its transition to become Oppenheimer Investigations Group – a move that demonstrates the firm’s growth and evolution in providing fair, impartial investigations and training in ever-evolving workplace and legal landscapes. Her areas of expertise include preventing workplace harassment and responding to allegations of harassment, investigating school or workplace harassment, discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower claims, diversity in the workplace, how unconscious bias impacts decision-making and other forms of workplace misconduct.