Deborah A. Shapiro, LLC

The core of Deborah’s work involves evaluating and addressing conflict. When conducting investigations, she identifies issues and determines the material facts underlying the complaints. When auditing investigations, she looks for better ways to uncover and handle future complaints. When mediating, she helps parties find ways to put their disagreements behind them. When arbitrating, she determines the legal and contractual bases to resolve the disputes.

Deborah investigates, and oversees investigations of, complaints involving a wide range of allegations, such as discrimination, harassment, assault, bullying, compliance violations, retaliation, disparagement, misconduct, misappropriation, and mismanagement. The allegations often originate from a report by an employee, an anonymous complaint, a letter from a lawyer, or information discovered through an inquiry into a different matter. Many of these investigations involve allegations against CEOs and other C-suite executives, members of in-house legal departments, human resources professionals, and other highly sensitive relationships.

In conducting investigations, Deborah may draw upon a team of experts in a manner that is carefully tailored to the issues and sensitivities of the matter at hand. Deborah typically addresses issues relating to communications with stakeholders and witnesses, information gathering and analysis, fact finding, and reporting outcomes.

Deborah is accustomed to delivering findings in a clear and succinct manner to Boards of Directors, majority shareholders, and others with penultimate decision-making authority.

Deborah’s breadth of experience investigating and resolving disputes uniquely positions her to audit previously conducted investigations and advise upon the efficacy of current practices and processes. Deborah carefully examines organizational structure and analyzes the approach, conduct, and outcome of investigations. Deborah then pinpoints areas for improvement and discusses practical solutions.  

As an arbitrator and hearing officer, Deborah addresses an array of conflicts, including private and public sector employment matters, securities issues, and legal fee disputes. As a mediator, Deborah focuses on resolving employment disputes, such as discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour matters. She mediates at various stages of conflict, including disputes between current employees and pending litigation.

Deborah teaches and shares her experience with upper class law students at Fordham University School of Law. She also speaks at industry conferences, on panels, and at educational institutions regarding investigations, employment law, negotiations, alternative dispute resolution, and related topics.

Deborah A. Shapiro, LLC

The core of Deborah’s work involves evaluating and addressing conflict. When conducting investigations, she identifies issues and determines the material facts underlying the complaints. When auditing investigations, she looks for better ways to uncover and handle future complaints. When mediating, she helps parties find ways to put their disagreements behind them. When arbitrating, she determines the legal and contractual bases to resolve the disputes.

Workplace Investigations

Deborah investigates, and oversees investigations of, complaints involving a wide range of allegations, such as discrimination, harassment, assault, bullying, compliance violations, retaliation, disparagement, misconduct, misappropriation, and mismanagement. The allegations often originate from a report by an employee, an anonymous complaint, a letter from a lawyer, or information discovered through an inquiry into a different matter. Many of these investigations involve allegations against CEOs and other C-suite executives, members of in-house legal departments, human resources professionals, and other highly sensitive relationships.

In conducting investigations, Deborah may draw upon a team of experts in a manner that is carefully tailored to the issues and sensitivities of the matter at hand. Deborah typically addresses issues relating to communications with stakeholders and witnesses, information gathering and analysis, fact finding, and reporting outcomes.

Deborah is accustomed to delivering findings in a clear and succinct manner to Boards of Directors, majority shareholders, and others with penultimate decision-making authority.

Auditing and Advising

Deborah’s breadth of experience investigating and resolving disputes uniquely positions her to audit previously conducted investigations and advise upon the efficacy of current practices and processes. Deborah carefully examines organizational structure and analyzes the approach, conduct, and outcome of investigations. Deborah then pinpoints areas for improvement and discusses practical solutions.  

Dispute Resolution

As an arbitrator and hearing officer, Deborah addresses an array of conflicts, including private and public sector employment matters, securities issues, and legal fee disputes. As a mediator, Deborah focuses on resolving employment disputes, such as discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour matters. She mediates at various stages of conflict, including disputes between current employees and pending litigation.

Lecturing and Teaching

Deborah teaches and shares her experience with upper class law students at Fordham University School of Law. She also speaks at industry conferences, on panels, and at educational institutions regarding investigations, employment law, negotiations, alternative dispute resolution, and related topics.

1120 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS  |  4th FLOOR  |  NEW YORK, NY 10036  |  212 248 2085