Our Trainers

Jennifer Shaw

Jennifer Shaw

Founder

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.

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Attorney Trish Higgins

Trish Higgins

Senior Advisor • Investigator (Title IX) • Expert Witness • Hearing Officer • Trainer

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 officerTrish 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.

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Shaw Law Group Attorney Eric Glassman

Eric Glassman

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.”

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Melissa Whitehead

Melissa Whitehead

Advisor • Investigator • Pre-Litigation Advocate • Trainer

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.

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Shaw Law Group Attorney Brooke Kozak

Brooke Kozak

Investigation Practice Leader • 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.

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Kristabel Sandoval

Kristabel Sandoval

Trainer • Investigator

Kristabel Sandoval’s practice focuses on conducting impartial workplace investigations for public and private sector employers, and facilitating training sessions on various employment law topics.

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