Now more than ever, public agencies are seeking independent and specialized teams to conduct prompt and comprehensive investigations. Lozano Smith’s Investigations Practice Group is comprised of more than 20 attorneys who bring neutral perspectives and help reduce conflicts of interest concerns.
Areas of Practice
Lozano Smith’s Investigative Services Team has expertise in many areas, including the following:
- Unlawful Discrimination
- Conflict of Interest
- Employee Misconduct
- Financial Fraud
- Sexual Harassment
- Title IX
- Training for Administration Team
- Violations of Policy or Performance Standards
Training and Professional Development
Attorneys in the Investigations Practice Group also continually improve their craft through ongoing professional development with other investigators and associations. Members of our team are trained in or certified by:
- Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI)
- Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA)
- Trauma-Informed Investigation Practices and Techniques
Experience and Perspective
Lozano Smith attorneys have expertly served as investigators and advisors to clients on a broad range of complaints and can help your agency navigate the investigations process. Working alongside K-12 school districts, community colleges, universities, cities, counties and special districts, our attorneys support management in reviewing and responding to complaints in a timely, impartial, and legally compliant manner.
Lozano Smith understands that each investigation has unique circumstances and that every agency has different resources and policies for handling complaints. An attorney can provide services in various functions during an investigation, depending on what best fits the client’s needs. For example, an attorney may advise agency staff who are conducting an internal investigation, assist in the hiring and supervision of an outside investigator, or serve as the lead investigator. Our attorneys have served in each of those capacities.