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EMPLOYMENT - Wrongful and "At Will" Termination

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Jay M. Finkelman

Professor & Chair, Industrial-Organizational Business Psychology Dept. - Human Resource Management

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology - Los Angeles Campus

707 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90017
Phone: (213) 361-6106 Alternate: (213) 615-7267 Email: jfinkelman@thechicagoschool.edu

Specialties

Human Resources, workplace investigations, employment discrimination (gender/age/race/disability), sexual harassment, retaliation, ADA, interactive process, reasonable accommodation, wage & hours, independent contractor status, negligent hiring/retention, wrongful termination, performance evaluation, statistical analysis, ergonomics.

Degrees/Licenses

PhD; MBA; Master of Legal Studies (MLS); BA; Licensed Psychologist (CA & NY).

Formal Education

PhD, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, New York University; MBA, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Bernard Baruch School of Business, The City University of New York; Master of Legal Studies, The Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law

Reg/Lic

Licensed Psychologist (California & NY); Board Certified in Forensic Psychology (Diplomate Status); Board Certified in Organizational and Business Consulting Psychology (Diplomate Status); Certified Employment Specialist; Board Certified in Professional Ergonomics.

Previous/Current Position

Department Chair and Professor of Industrial-Organizational and Business Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Previously: Vice President of Academic Affairs,The Chicago School of Professional Psychology; Professor and System-wide Director of Alliant International University's California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP), Organizational Psychology Division; Senior Vice President & General Manager, Kelly Services (Staffing), Metro Markets Division.

Honors/Awards

Award for Excellence in Teaching, The City University of New York, Multiple Faculty Research Awards, The City University of New York; Psi Chi Honor Society in Psychology; Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society in Business; Delta Sigma Rho - Tau Kappa Alpha Honor Society in Public Speaking & Debate; Founders Day Award, New York University; Service Award as Interim Dean, Alliant International University; Presenter to Defense Research Institute; Demonstration to American Board of Trial Attorneys (ABOTA) in San Francisco, 2013; Fellow, American Psychological Association, 2016.

Prof. Affil.

California Psychological Association, Society of Industrial Organizational Psychologists, Society of Consulting Psychologists, The Industrial Psychology, Consulting Psychology and Engineering Psychology Divisions of the American Psychological Association, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, and the Society for Human Resources Management.

Publications

Over 120 publications, mostly in top tier refereed journals and three books. Special Issue Editor, Legal and forensic issues in management, The Psychologist-Manager Journal, 2005; The Psychologist manager: Success models for psychologists in executive positions. Hogrefe Publishing (2013); How to protect the intellectual property of I-O and consulting psychology interventions and gain a competitive advantage: secrecy, copyright, and patent eligibility through empirical components. Consulting Psychology Journal, 66 (2), 2014; Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation: The dysfunctional side of diversity. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research. Vol 59(4), 2007.

Prior Expert

Dr. Finkelman served as a senior manager, consultant and expert witness in employment, staffing and human resources management for over three decades and conducted numerous investigations. He had hundreds of retentions and depositions and testified at trial, as an expert in employment practices, 60 times, equally for plaintiffs and defendants.

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Nora Ostrofe

Senior Economist

J.S. Held

San Francisco Headquarters, 1999 Harrison Street, Ste. 1440, Oakland, CA, 94612
Phone: (510) 388-4415 Alternate: (510) 740-0376 Fax: www.JShel-d.com Email: nostrofe@jsheld.com

Specialties

Professional, affordable economic loss valuation in the following practice areas: business interruption; business valuation; class action (product liability, wage and hour); divorce | marital dissolution; employment (including class action, wage and hour, wrongful termination); personal injury (including maritime and medical malpractice); valuation of life care plans; and wrongful death.

Degrees/Licenses

BA; MBA; Certificate in Accounting, U.C. Berkeley; Certified Valuation Analyst, NACVA; Certified Earnings Analyst, AREA

Formal Education

BA, Economics, UCLA; MBA, St. Mary’s College; Certificate in Accounting, U.C. Berkeley

Prof. Affil.

American Rehabilitation Economics Association (AREA); Collegium of Pecuniary Damage Experts (CPDE); National Association of Forensic Economics (NAFE); National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA)

Publications

Provided upon request.

Prior Expert

Provided upon request.

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Brian H. Kleiner

Professor of Human Resource Management

551 Santa Barbara Avenue, Fullerton, CA, 92835-2463
Phone: (714) 879-9705 Alternate: (714) 595-1891 Fax: - Email: bkleinerphdmba@gmail.com

Specialties

Evaluating workplace policies/practices concerning: discrimination/harassment prevention (training, interactive process, reasonable accommodation); investigations; corrective actions (discipline, termination); hiring; compensation/wage and hours/benefits; violence, OSHA; CFRA/FMLA, retaliation, RIFs.

Degrees/Licenses

BS, MBA, PhD.

Formal Education

BS, Business Administration, Drexel, 1969; MBA, Management, University of CA, Los Angeles, 1973; PhD, Management, University of CA, Los Angeles, 1977.

Reg/Lic

Lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential in both Business Management and Psychology.

Previous/Current Position

Human resources manager for Ford Motor Company; Consultant to over 100 organizations concerning how to improve human resource management policies and practices.

Honors/Awards

2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 & 2011, Received university research award for quality of articles published in the most recent five years. 2008, Favorably featured in Employment Law Verdict Reports. 2007, Profiled in Bender's California Labor & Employment Bulletin. 2001, Outstanding Scholarly and Creative Activity Award. 2000, Faculty Merit Award. 1998, Creative and Scholarly Activity Award. 1997 and 1996 Performance Award. 1996, "Teacher Scholar" Award. 1995-96, Taught first graduate courses on managing human resources and human behavior in organizations ever to be publicly televised. 1993, Nominee for Bradford Outstanding Educator in United States Award. 1992, Finalist for Outstanding Faculty Award, SBAE. 1986-90, Meritorious Performance Award. Selected for Marquis' Who's Who in Business Higher Education, Who's Who in Finance and Industry, Who's Who in California, and Who's Who in the World.

Prof. Affil.

Society For Human Resource Management; Society For Nonprofits.

Publications

Over 500 including "When it's time to say good-by: How to discharge workers without legal hassles," and "Workplace reduction guidelines," which was reproduced in a college textbook titled "Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Management," published by McGraw-Hill in 2009. Also, "Designing Effective Performance Appraisal Systems," one of the most downloaded articles of all time with over 12,500 downloads.

Prior Expert

Have given trial/arbitration testimony over 80 times for plaintiffs and defense. Have testified in numerous California federal and state courts.

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Beth Brascugli De Lima

Principal Consultant

HRM Consulting, Inc.

2050 Gateway Place, Suite 100-177, San Jose, CA, 95110
Phone: (209) 728-8905 Fax: www.hrmco-nsulting.com Email: bdelima@hrmconsulting.com

Specialties

ADA, FMLA, FEHA, CFRA, Litigation Support, EEO, Investigations, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, ADA Job Analysis/Accommodations, Performance Management, Wage & Hour, Policies/Procedures, Medical Leave Management, Labor Market Assessments, Vocational Consultant.

Degrees/Licenses

MBA; BS; SPHR-CA; SHRM-SCP.

Barbara Luna

Partner

White, Zuckerman, Warsavsky, Luna & Hunt

15490 Ventura Blvd., Suite 300, Sherman Oaks, CA, 91403
Phone: (818) 981-4226 Fax: (818) 981-4278 Email: expert@wzwlh.com www.wzwlh.com

Specialties

Expert witness testimony for complex litigation involving damage analyses of lost profits, unjust enrichment, reasonable royalties, lost earnings, lost value of business, forensic accounting, fraud investigation, and investigative analysis of liability. 500+ times testifying as an expert witness at trial and arbitration. Excellent communications with extensive testimony experience throughout CA and other states. Experts hold PhDs, MBAs, JD's, CPAs, ASAs, CVAs, ABVs, CGREAs, CFFs and CFEs. Prior "Big Four" accounting firm experience. Areas: Accounting, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, business interruption, business dissolution, cash flows available for support, class actions, construction defects + economic damages, delays and cost overruns, elder abuse, false advertising, fraud, insurance, intellectual property including trademark, patent and copyright infringement, and trade secrets, lemon law, lender liability, misrepresentations, partnership disputes, personal injury, product liability, professional malpractice, real estate disputes, securities litigation, tracing, trusts & estates, unfair competition, valuation of businesses, white collar crimes, and wrongful termination.

Degrees/Licenses

PhD, CPA, CFE, ASA, CVA, ABV, CGREA.

Formal Education

PHD - Applied Math - Harvard
MBA/JD - UCLA

Prior Expert

***Names to be included under Barbara:

Dean Atkinson, Partner (who is a CPA, CFE and ABV),
John Luna, Partner (who is a CPA, CFE, ABV, JD and MBA),
Venita McMorris, Partner (who has an MA in Economics).

All the degrees and licences of the above names should be included in the Degree/Licence section.

Allison West

Principal

Employment Practices Specialists

446 Old County Road, #100-328, Pacifica, CA, 94044
Phone: (650) 922-4611 Fax: (866) 858-7775 Email: awest@employmentpractices.net www.employmentpractices.net

Specialties

Workplace investigations/fact finding, harassment/discrimination/EEO prevention, retaliation, wrongful discharge, ADA, HR practices,
policies/procedures, discipline/termination, workplace training, employee relations, at-will/public policy, corrective/remedial action.

Degrees/Licenses

BA; JD.

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