Amy was interviewed by Robert Siegel last week to discuss her thoughts on sexual harassment prevention in the workplace for NPR’s All Things Considered. Amy shared her thoughts on the efficacy of mandatory sexual harassment training, what more employers and employees can do to combat sexual harassment in the workplace, and whether the recent influx of public outcry concerning revelations of workplace sexual assault and harassment could lead to real change. You can listen to Amy’s interview with Robert Siegel for All Things Considered here.
On Monday, October 23, 2017, California State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León announced that the Law Offices of Amy Oppenheimer will be conducting an external investigation concerning recent reports of sexual assault and sexual harassment in the State Capitol. You can read Kevin de León’s full statement here.
The Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI) honored its founding Executive Director, Stephen Angelides, at a reception in Oakland, California on August 23. Steve co-founded AWI alongside founding AWI President Amy Oppenheimer and current AWI President Sue Ann Van Dermyden, and is retiring from AWI after eight years of service. At the reception, Amy, Sue Ann, and current Executive Director Laurie Krueger had the privilege of thanking Steve for his service. Amy explained to attendees that Steve shepherded AWI from a small gathering on her back deck to an international professional association with an annual budget of $1 million and 850 members. “AWI has a bright future,” said Angelides, “I hope to see it grow to thousands of members in my lifetime.”
On August 14th and 18th, Amy Oppenheimer gave the incoming 1L students of Berkeley Law their orientation to Title IX. Amy presented to 220 LLM students from all over the world, and 280 incoming JD students on sexual harassment and sexual violence. The presentation covered the history of Title IX, definitions and concepts, and resources available to Berkeley Law students. Alezah Trigueros also helped Amy illustrate concepts through some role-playing during the presentation.
We were pleased to see the University of California Berkeley and Berkeley Law taking this issue seriously, and to be a small part of the new Dean’s beginnings at the law school. It is exciting to have Dean Chemerinsky in Berkeley, where our firm is located, and we look forward to partnering with Berkeley Law in the future.