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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 seven 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 13 straight 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.

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

“Top Speakers” Designation 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 – 2005-2017

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

Sherlock Holmes…or Inspector Clouseau? How to Conduct Effective Internal Investigations

Contemporary Methods for Violence Prevention and Response

Glen Kraemer Speaks to the ATAP on Eliminating Workplace Bullying

Glen Kraemer Speaks to Veterinary Hospital Managers Association on Assessing and Preventing Workplace Violence

Glen Kraemer Speaks to Veterinary Hospital Managers Association on Conducting Investigations

Glen Kraemer Presenting at the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals Threat Management Conference on Social Media Law and Best Practice in Preventing Workplace Violence

Glen Kraemer to Speak at SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition in Washington, D.C.

Glen Kraemer Speaks to the Ninth Circuit Human Resources Conference on Working Toward A Bully-Free Organization

Glen Kraemer Speaks to PIHRA on Threat Management in the Workplace

Webinar: A Year in Review: Key U.S. Labor and Employment Law Developments in 2015 and What to Expect in 2016

Glen Kraemer Presenting at Rotary World Peace Conference

Glen Kraemer Speaks at the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals Threat Management Conference on Working Toward a Bullying-Free Organizational Culture

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

Glen Kraemer to Speak at the Society For Human Resource Management’s Annual Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas

Glen Kraemer Speaks to PIHRA on “Learn, Lead and Prevent: Harassment Prevention Training For HR Professionals and Their Clients — Train the Trainer”

Glen Kraemer Gives His Analysis of the Latest Legal Developments to the GLAALA 2015 Employment Law Forum

Glen Kraemer to Present at 18th Consecutive PIHRA Legal Update

Glen Kraemer Gives the San Diego Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators A Guide to the Fine Points of Conducting an Internal Investigation

Glen Kraemer Presents “One Step Away from Harm: Managing Workplace Violence Risk” at the 2014 ATAP Threat Management Conference

Glen Kraemer Participates in “Ask The Threat Management Experts: Panel Q & A” at the 2014 ATAP Threat Management Conference

Glen Kraemer Addresses PIHRA on “Challenging the Status Quo: Reimagining Workplace Harassment Prevention Training”

Glen Kraemer to Present on Investigations at Orange County Association of Legal Administrators Annual Education Conference

Dan Handman and Glen Kraemer present “Social Media in the Workplace: Harnessing the Power While Avoiding the Pitfalls”

Glen Kraemer to present at the PIHRA 2014 ANNUAL EEO LAW UPDATE

Glen Kraemer presents “Zero Tolerance: The Assessment and Prevention of Workplace Violence” at PIHRA Meeting

Glen Kraemer presents Sherlock Holmes or Inspector Clouseau: How to Conduct Internal Investigations

Glen Kraemer presents “Zero Tolerance: The Assessment and Prevention of Workplace Violence” at PIHRA Meeting

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

Glen Kraemer presents “Understanding Your ‘Duty of Care’ Obligations When Addressing Workplace Violence Prevention” at 2013 ATAP Threat Management Conference

Glen Kraemer to speak at SHRM 2013 Annual Conference – June 16 & 18, 2013

Glen Kraemer to present at PIHRA District 8 – Conducting Effective Internal Investigations

Glen Kraemer to present at PIHRA District 14 – Zero Tolerance: The Assessment and Prevention of Workplace Violence

Glen Kraemer to present Preventing Workplace Violence – Managing the Troubled Employee at the GLAALA 2013 Annual Employment Law Forum

Hospital Council of Northern & Central California – How to Conduct Effective Internal Investigations

Hospital Association of Southern California – How to Conduct Effective Internal Investigations

2012 Association of Threat Assessment Professionals Threat Management Conference

SHRM 2012 Annual Conference – Zero Tolerance: Assessment and Prevention of Workplace Violence

PIHRA District 1 – Violence in the Workplace

Reimagining Workplace Harassment Prevention As A Leadership Imperative – PIHRA District 5

Reimagining Workplace Harassment Prevention As A Leadership Imperative – PIHRA District 6

Identifying and Responding to Campus Violence – URMIA Western Regional Conference

GLAALA 2012 Employment Law Forum – Conducting an Effective Internal Investigatoin

Annual EEO Legal Update

Zero Tolerance: The Assessment and Prevention of Workplace Violence

PIHRA District 5 Meeting: Sherlock Holmes or Inspector Clouseau?: Reducing Liability Through Proper Investigation

Conducting Effective Internal Investigations

PIHRA District 7 Meeting: Sherlock Holmes or Inspector Clouseau?: Reducing Liability Through Proper Investigation

Legal Development Amid Economic Uncertainty

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

Troubled Times: Workplace Violence Prevention And The Economic Crisis, March 24, 2009, PIHRA District 4 – Burbank

Update 2009: The “Scary Economy” Edition!, March 19,2009, PIHRA District 7 – Long Beach

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