Jennifer Shaw is the founder of Shaw Law Group, and a 2019 recipient of the Sacramento Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business” award. A well-respected expert in employment law for more than 25 years, employers regularly rely on Jennifer to counsel them on a broad range of employment law issues. Jennifer’s practical advice covers subjects such as wage-hour compliance, anti-discrimination and harassment policies and procedures, reasonable accommodation/leave of absence issues, and hiring/separation processes. She is a trusted advisor to in-house counsel, HR professionals, and leadership across a broad spectrum of public sector and private sector employers.
Senior Advisor • Investigator (Title IX) • Trainer • Expert Witness • Hearing Officer
Trish Higgins litigated employment law cases for more than 30 years before joining Shaw Law Group as an investigator, advisor, and trainer. An Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI) member and certified Title IX investigator and hearing officer, Trish conducts impartial investigations of workplace issues for employers in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. Employers rely on her to handle complex complaints, including those involving high-level executives. Trish’s expertise in trauma-informed investigation techniques is a unique asset to clients dealing with sexual assault and related matters.
Training Practice Leader • Senior Investigator
For more than 25 years, Eric Glassman has provided some of the nation’s top employers with legal advice, training, and litigation-related services to private corporations, non-profit organizations, and public agencies. Eric has conducted thousands of seminars and workshops for managers and employees on a variety of employment law topics. Attendees praise Eric’s comfortable and relatable style, and his ability to convey complex legal concepts without resorting to using “legalese.”
Advice and Audit Practice Leader
Alayna Schroeder is a trusted advisor on workplace issues for many employers. She provides practical advice and counsel to employers in all areas of employment law, including wage and hour, leaves of absence and accommodation, background investigations, performance management, and harassment, discrimination and retaliation prevention.
Advisor • Trainer • Investigator
Erika Frank is a well-respected employment attorney with a passion for advising and educating employers about California’s complex workplace laws. Leveraging more than two decades of legal, regulatory, and legislative experience, Erika offers a practical and insightful approach to helping clients deal with the effects of California’s employment laws on employee relations and workplace policies.
Investigator • Pre-Litigation Advocate
J.R. Riddell is an outgoing communicator experienced in conducting complex and sensitive investigation work. As an Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI) Certificate Holder, J.R.’s practice focuses on conducting impartial workplace investigations for employers in the public and private sectors.
Julia Melnicoe Insel
Senior Advisor • Handbook/Policy Practice Leader • Pre-Litigation Advocate
Julia Melnicoe Insel’s practice primarily focuses on providing advice and counsel to employers on workplace topics. She also assists employers respond to complaints filed with various administrative agencies, including California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the National Labor Relations Board.
Advisor • Trainer • Investigator • Pre-Litigation Advocate
Melissa Whitehead’s practice primarily focuses on providing advice and counsel to employers, conducting impartial workplace investigations, and providing substantive training to employers and HR professionals. She also represents clients before administrative agencies on a wide variety of employment matters, including wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour, FEHA/EEOC claims.
Senior Investigator • Trainer
Brooke Kozak is an accomplished and well-respected investigator. She has served as the lead investigator on a variety of complex and sensitive workplace investigations involving high-level executives, elected officials, and multiple respondents, among other challenging circumstances.
Senior Investigator • Advisor • Auditor • Trainer
Megan Donaghey is an experienced attorney and human resources professional who conducts impartial investigations, provides employment law advice and counsel, and conducts training on workplace issues. As an investigator, Megan evaluates complex and sensitive workplace complaints of sexual and other workplace harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wage-hour violations.