Allegations of workplace misconduct can threaten an employer’s reputation, end careers, or destroy a business. MichieHamlett is uniquely positioned to investigate allegations or suspicions of misconduct in the workplace. Our team draws on decades of diverse practice experience to provide efficient and cost-effective independent third-party investigations for employers. We serve private companies and non-profit organizations throughout Virginia.
An independent third-party investigation led by outside counsel provides a detached analysis of the facts, while preserving contemporaneous witness memories and evidence such as emails, phone records, text messages, memos, and social media posts. We gather information vital to addressing and managing potentially disruptive and costly employment issues. We can assess risk and identify remedial measures to secure the workplace – now and for the future.
Rhonda Quagliana has handled countless cases involving allegations of sexual misconduct in her decades of civil and criminal practice, including workplace allegations in the medical and healthcare settings. She applies her legal knowledge and analytical skills to investigate and report findings relating to sensitive workplace matters. She conducts independent third-party investigations on behalf of employers facing claims of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and other allegations. Understanding the reputational and liability risks specific to sexual assault and sexual harassment claims, Rhonda provides efficient, comprehensive, and credible findings. Rhonda is a member of the Association of Workplace Investigators.
David Thomas is an experienced trial lawyer with over 15 years of experience advising employers and litigating cases on their behalf. David has devoted his career to representing private companies, non-profit organizations, and business owners – both in corporate matters and in the courtroom. His fact-finding skills, honed by interviewing and deposing hundreds of witnesses and investigating a wide array of employment matters, result in a thorough and practical evaluation of each client’s unique situation. In addition to his courtroom experience, David understands how businesses work. He has represented numerous corporations in transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, asset purchases, stock sales and purchases, and has served as outside general counsel to small-to-midsize businesses. His combination of litigation and transactional experience gives David a clear understanding of the importance of an efficient and effective internal investigation.
Chris Jánszky provides clients with the knowledge and skills of an experienced litigator who has represented companies and boards of directors in criminal and regulatory investigations. Representative matters include serving as counsel for a Fortune 500 company in response to a shareholder dispute involving allegations of accounting fraud and representing a large, multinational financial institution under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice. Chris has also assisted clients in cases involving the False Claims Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. His background and experience put Chris in a unique position to deliver outstanding service for clients in need of a neutral third-party investigator.