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My professional passion is ensuring our clients have immediate access to the finest employment and higher education law knowledge and experience so they can meet – and exceed – their organizational goals.

“Whatever the industry context – private or public, higher education or for-profit manufacturer – understanding best practices provides a foundation for attracting and maintaining the best talent while creating top-of-market products and services. Through the creation of client teams, we strive to understand the vocabulary that is unique to your enterprise; with reference to financial, strategic, short and long-term goals, we work with you to learn how you define success, and we partner with you throughout the work to meet that goal.”

Glen Kraemer, one of the founding partners and co-manager of Hirschfeld Kraemer, resides in the firm’s Santa Monica office. His practice encompasses essential personnel law compliance concerns, including discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination issues, disability accommodation, protected leaves, wage/hour concerns, and corrective counseling, discipline and termination practices. In addition, Glen has significant experience associated with restrictive covenant, trade secret and unfair business practices counseling and litigation.

Whether it is overseeing internal investigations involving high-level executive concerns, counseling on a particularly sensitive termination, or responding to regulatory mandates for institution-wide training programs, employers rely on Glen for solving the most difficult and sensitive issues. Glen’s focus on working with higher education institutions highlights this reliance; he currently serves as outside general counsel for colleges and universities, helping them with the entire spectrum of student affairs, faculty and staff issues. He has extensive experience in advising on Title IX sexual misconduct prevention, investigation and hearing protocols, tenure and promotional review concerns, and student disability accommodations. “I particularly enjoy the energy and optimism of the college campus environment. Partnering with my education clients as they address the challenges and opportunities associated with their mission puts me on the front lines of universally important legal, social and political considerations. I find that work uniquely fulfilling.”

Of tremendous importance to Glen’s clients is his nationally-recognized compliance work in three critical areas: (1) the creation and delivery of internal “best practices” management training programs, including internal investigations training programs and sexual harassment prevention seminars in compliance with state law requirements, (2) workplace bullying prevention counseling and education, and (3) workplace violence prevention training, assessment and incident management.

He has devoted extensive professional and personal energy toward establishing and educating institution-wide workplace violence prevention teams for domestic and global organizations. Glen states that this passion for helping companies in this increasingly challenging area began over 20 years ago: “I recognized an understanding of personnel law and best practice associated with investigations, discipline and disability accommodation considerations would be essential to the required multidisciplinary approach, working alongside organizational leaders and mental health and security professionals.” His most meaningful professional experiences emanate from campus and workplace violence prevention: “I have been called in to respond to the need for legal oversight associated with forensic investigation and trauma response following a multiple workplace homicide – powerful, emotional, and vital work. But my most fulfilling professional experiences involve identification and assistance related to a ‘troubled’ employee, before they evolve into ‘troubling.’ It’s all about cultivating knowledgeable leaders, say Glen. “Employers who have empowered their management to understand the interplay of informed compassion with performance accountability are most successful in creating a culture of excellence while ensuring a safe and productive work environment.”

Glen’s dedication to client education through compliance training has garnered him a national reputation for delivery of Hirschfeld Kraemer’s proprietary seminars. His speaking style is passionate, entertaining and inspirational; he has earned a “Top Speaker” designation for every seminar he has presented at nine SHRM Annual Conferences, has served as the keynote speaker on equal employment opportunity law at 19 PIHRA Annual Legal Update conferences, and in 2011 was named a “Top Labor & Employment Lawyer” by the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals. He has been named as a Southern California Super Lawyer in Labor & Employment for 14 consecutive years.

Glen’s outside interests focus on children – definitely his three, but many others as well. “The welfare of at-risk children and families has motivated my extracurricular efforts over the last 30 years,” he says. He served as first Chairperson of the OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center Board of Directors, in addition to over two decades of involvement as a volunteer Big Brother and with the governance of Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles. Currently Glen serves on the New Roads School Board of Trustees.

National Law Journal, Elite Boutique Trailblazer Award, 2018

Ranked by Chambers USA in 2017 and 2018 as Recognized Practitioner in Labor & Employment Law – California.

“Top Speakers” Designation 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009, SHRM Annual Conferences

Named by fellow members of State Bar as Southern California “Super Lawyer” in Labor and Employment – 2005-2018

Selected as Keynote Speaker at annual Legal Update Conference by Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA) for 19 years concerning Equal Employment Opportunity Law

Named to the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal’s 2011 Annual “Top Labor & Employment Lawyers” list

Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP), Los Angeles Chapter (member)

National Association of College and University Attorneys (member)

Founder’s Award Recipient, Our House Grief Support Center 20th Anniversary Gala

Advisory Board, “Our House” Grief Support Center

Member, New Roads School Board of Trustees

Preventing Workplace Violence: Managing the Troubled Employee,” Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) Live Webinar, September 19, 2018

Evolving Legal Considerations in the Response to Workplace and Campus Violence,” 2018 Threat Management Conference, sponsored by the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP), Anaheim, California, August 16, 2018

Sherlock Holmes…or Inspector Clouseau? How to Conduct Effective Internal Investigations,” Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference and Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 17, 2018

Contemporary Methods for Violence Prevention and Response,” Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference and Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 19, 2017

Violence to the Spirit: Essential Considerations in Understanding and Eliminating Workplace Bullying,” Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, Orlando, Florida, March 22, 2017

Zero Tolerance: The Assessment and Prevention of Workplace Violence,” Veterinary Hospital Managers Association Annual Conference, Costa Mesa, California, January 19, 2017

Conducting Effective Internal Investigations,” Veterinary Hospital Managers Association Annual Conference, Costa Mesa, California, January 19, 2017

Careful Employer…or Big Brother? Social Media Law and Best Practice in Preventing Workplace Violence,” Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, 26th Annual Conference, Anaheim, California, August 18, 2016

Conducting Effective Internal Investigations,” Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference and Exposition, Washington, D.C., June 19, 2016

Eliminating ‘Violence to the Spirit’: Working Toward a Bullying-Free Organizational Culture,” Ninth Circuit Human Resources Conference, Portland, Oregon, May 5, 2016

Threat Management in the Workplace,” Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA) Workshop, Pasadena, California, March 15, 2016

A Year in Review: Key U.S. Labor and Employment Developments in 2015 and What to Expect in 2016,” Employment Law Alliance, Live Webinar, January 28, 2016

Eliminating ‘Violence to the Spirit’: Working Toward an Organizational Culture of Empowerment and Peace,” Rotary World Peace Conference 2016, Ontario, California, January 15, 2016

“Working Toward a Bullying-Free Organizational Culture,” Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, Threat Management Conference, 2015

“Establishing an International Campus or Program in the UAE and Qatar: Corporate, Regulatory, Immigration, and Labour Law Considerations,” Webinar, 2015

Society For Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference and Exposition, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2015

“Learn, Lead and Prevent: Harassment Prevention Training For HR Professionals and Their Clients — Train the Trainer,” Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA) Conference, 2015

“Analysis of the Latest Legal Developments,” Association of Legal Administrators, Greater Los Angeles Area Chapter, Employment Law Forum 2015

“Legal Update,” Professionals in Human Resource Administration (PIHRA) Conference (18th consecutive)

“A Guide to the Fine Points of Conducting an Internal Investigation,” Association of Legal Administrators, San Diego Chapter, 2015

“One Step Away from Harm: Managing Workplace Violence Risk,” Association of Threat Management Professionals, Threat Management Conference, 2014

“Ask The Threat Management Experts: Panel Q&A,” Association of Threat Management Professionals, Threat Management Conference, 2014

“Challenging the Status Quo: Re-imagining Workplace Harassment Prevention Training,” Professionals in Human Resource Administration (PIHRA), 2014

“Conducting Internal Investigations,” Orange County Association of Legal Administrators, Annual Education Conference, 2014

“Social Media in the Workplace: Harnessing the Power While Avoiding the Pitfalls,” co-presented with Dan Handman, 2014

“Annual EEO Law Update,” Professionals in Human Resource Administration (PIHRA) Meeting, 2014

“Zero Tolerance: The Assessment and Prevention of Workplace Violence at Professionals in Human Resource Administration (PIHRA) Meeting

“Sherlock Holmes or Inspector Clouseau: How to Conduct Internal Investigations”

“Zero Tolerance: The Assessment and Prevention of Workplace Violence,” Professionals in Human Resource Administration (PIHRA) Meeting

“Sherlock Holmes…or Inspector Clouseau – How to Conduct Effective Internal Investigations”

“Understanding Your ‘Duty of Care’ Obligations When Addressing Workplace Violence Prevention,” Association of Threat Management Professionals, Threat Management Conference, 2013

Featured Speaker, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference, June 16 & 18, 2013

“Conducting Effective Internal Investigations,” Professionals in Human Resource Administration (PIHRA), District 8

“Zero Tolerance: The Assessment and Prevention of Workplace Violence,” Professionals in Human Resource Administration (PIHRA) District 14, 2013

“Preventing Workplace Violence – Managing the Troubled Employee,” Association of Legal Administrators, Greater Los Angeles Area Chapter, 2013 Annual Employment Law Forum

“How to Conduct Effective Internal Investigations,” Hospital Council of Northern & Central California, 2012

“How to Conduct Effective Internal Investigations,” Hospital Association of Southern California, 2012

Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, Threat Management Conference, 2012

“Zero Tolerance: Assessment and Prevention of Workplace Violence,” Hospital Association of Southern California

“Violence in the Workplace,” Professionals in Human Resources Administration (PIHRA) District 1

“Re-imagining Workplace Harassment Prevention As A Leadership Imperative,” Professionals in Human Resource Administration (PIHRA) District 5

“Re-imagining Workplace Harassment Prevention As A Leadership Imperative,” Professionals in Human Resource Administration (PIHRA) District 6

“Identifying and Responding to Campus Violence,” URMIA Western Regional Conference

“Conducting an Effective Internal Investigation,” Association of Legal Administrators, Greater Los Angeles Area Chapter, 2012 Employment Law Forum

Annual EEO Legal Update

“Zero Tolerance: The Assessment and Prevention of Workplace Violence”

“Sherlock Holmes or Inspector Clouseau? Reducing Liability Through Proper Investigation,” Professionals in Human Resource Administration (PIHRA) District 5 Meeting

“Conducting Effective Internal Investigations”

“Sherlock Holmes or Inspector Clouseau? Reducing Liability Through Proper Investigation,” Professionals in Human Resource Administration (PIHRA) District 7 Meeting

“Legal Development Amid Economic Uncertainty”

“Workplace Violence: Prevention, Assessment & Intervention,” California Financial Service Providers Association (CFSP), Western States Conference & Trade Show, Newport Beach, California, April 28, 2009

“Troubled Times: Workplace Violence Prevention And The Economic Crisis,” Professionals in Human Resource Administration (PIHRA) District 4, Burbank, California, March 24, 2009

“Update 2009: The ‘Scary Economy’ Edition!,” Professionals in Human Resource Administration (PIHRA) District 7 – Long Beach, California, March 19, 2009

Served as neutral investigator for major municipality concerning discrimination/harassment complaints made against elected officials

Successfully obtained extensive injunctive relief for a national brokerage in enforcing non-solicitation covenants against departed financial professionals

Successful representation of international hotel developer and management company concerning claims of discrimination, harassment and wage/hour violations

Design and implementation of workplace violence prevention team for unified school district

Investigator hired by appointed commissioners of international airport concerning collusion claims brought against senior executive relating to capital improvement project

Delivered seventy sexual harassment prevention seminars to management and non-supervisory staff over a four month period for major entertainment conglomerate