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Office Hours: You Got Questions We Got Answers (Questions Too Hot for the List Serve)

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External Investigators |  Interviewing |  Advanced |  Internal Investigators |  Report Writing
Alyssa-Rae McGinn |  Mr. Amit Patel |  Mr. Paul Garrison
1 hour
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Aug 09, 2022
Never expires.


Session Description: 

A panel of investigative experts will be ready to answer all of your most challenging questions about workplace investigations. They will field inquiries about anything you have been wanting to ask regarding this complex field, such as inquiries about best practices, recommendations for how to tackle problematic assignments, tips for gaining the cooperation of reluctant witnesses, and much more. Nothing is off limits!

We encourage attendees to SUBMIT QUESTIONS EARLY by emailing them to AWI Professional Development Specialist Danial Davis at

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Gain a better understanding of the many nuances and challenges confronted when conducting workplace investigations.
  2. Take advantage of an opportunity to have specific concerns and questions addressed by expert investigators who will share their knowledge and experience.



California MCLEs: 1


Alyssa-Rae McGinn's Profile

Alyssa-Rae McGinn

Dan Schorr, LLC

Alyssa-Rae McGinn has extensive experience leading a variety of complex investigations, with particular expertise in conducting investigations at educational institutions and corporations into allegations of sexual misconduct and identity-based harassment involving students, faculty, staff, and corporate leadership. Alyssa-Rae has also served as a decision maker and hearing chair for matters brought under the 2020 Title IX regulations and as an interim Title IX Coordinator to support and supplement the Title IX function at schools. Alyssa-Rae was previously a Senior Associate at Ankura, where she and Dan Schorr established the firm’s Title IX and Civil Rights Investigations practice and grew it to assist institutions nationwide. Prior to Ankura, Alyssa-Rae was an Associate Director in Kroll’s Business Investigations & Intelligence practice, where she co-founded the Women’s Network at Kroll. Alyssa-Rae also served on the board of the Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association and has volunteered with the NYC Anti-Violence Project, East Harlem Tutorial Program, and Team Brownsville. Alyssa-Rae holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in English from St. John’s University, where she conducted and published scholarly research focused on identity relationships in undergraduate pedagogy. She is currently pursuing a Juris Doctor at Syracuse University College of Law, where she is an editorial member of the Syracuse Law Review and a student member of the College of Law Inclusion Council. Alyssa-Rae is a pre-approved Sexual Misconduct Investigator for the United Educators ProResponse Expert Services Benefit.

Mr. Amit Patel's Profile

Mr. Amit Patel

Senior General Counsel

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Amit Patel, AWI-CH is Senior Counsel and the Principal Ethics & Compliance Officer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU APL). Amit leads and oversees the ethics and compliance program ensuring a coordinated approach to ethics and compliance across the Lab. Amit has a wide range of employment and compliance experience providing counseling, investigatory, and strategic planning advice in support of legal, HR, and corporate goals and objectives. Previously, Amit led and oversaw a Laboratory-wide effort to enhance and implement ADA and EEO programs including investigations related to sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. Amit is a licensed attorney, mediator, a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP), a Certified Leadership Professional in Ethics & Compliance (LPEC), and Association of Workplace Investigators Certificate Holder (AWI-CH). He was most recently awarded a 2019 Top Corporate Counsel by DCA Live, which recognizes some of the D.C. region’s top in-house attorneys. 

Mr. Paul Garrison's Profile

Mr. Paul Garrison

Law Offices of Paul Garrison