Public Law Group® Opens Workplace Investigations Firm

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PLG Investigations Led By Former Bay Area Police Chiefs

July 15, 2016

Contact: Genevieve Ng, 415-678-3830

San Francisco, CA – The partnership of Public Law Group® | Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai LLP, announced Friday the addition of PLG Investigations, the firm’s highly experienced workplace investigations arm.

For more than a decade, Public Law Group® has provided exceptional service to its public sector clients, including workplace investigations and trainings. As a separate but integrated entity, PLG Investigations brings the knowledge, experience and innovative approach required for employers to meet their obligation to prevent all kinds of misconduct in the workplace.

Managing partner Charles Sakai praised the PLG Investigations team for its experience with high-profile and politically sensitive situations involving elected officials, law enforcement, department heads and other high-ranking public officials.

“Public Law Group® has provided workplace investigations to its public sector clients for many years,” Sakai said. “With the creation of PLG Investigations, our team of experts will be even better suited to provide exceptional investigative services to our clients.”

PLG Investigations includes former police chiefs and personnel, licensed private investigators and attorneys who employ sound investigative procedures to provide a thorough and defensible investigative report or findings. The team integrates the experience and knowledge of the firm’s consultants with the legal acumen of its attorneys for a holistic approach to investigations.

PLG Investigations’ areas of expertise include:

  • Police and Internal Affairs Investigations
  • Workplace Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation Investigations
  • Title IX Investigations
  • Public Safety Background Investigations
  • Ethics, Fraud and Misuse of Public Resources
  • Whistleblower Complaints
  • Workplace Violence Investigations
  • Other Violations of Workplace Policies and Procedures
  • Workplace and Human Resources Trainings

The PLG Investigations team draws on the specialized skills of top professionals in these fields, with the added benefit of working alongside the firm’s legal team when necessary to provide employers with thorough and legally defensible investigative findings. Each investigative report is reviewed and vetted to ensure that it stands up to the highest level of scrutiny. PLG Investigations works with each client to ensure the most effective and highest level of service while being mindful of cost efficiencies.

The PLG Investigations team includes:

  • Howard Jordan, Former Oakland Police Chief
  • Neil Telford, Former San Bruno Police Chief
  • Jeff Sloan, Labor and Employment Law Partner
  • Allyson Hauck, Labor and Employment Law Partner
  • Ivan Delventhal, Senior Counsel
  • Genevieve Ng, Senior Counsel
  • Sabrina Thomas, Senior Counsel
  • Lauren Monson, Of Counsel
  • Brendan Tully, Licensed Private Investigator

To learn more about how PLG Investigations is uniquely suited to address your workplace needs, please visit or contact Genevieve Ng, Investigations Manager, at or 415-678-3830.


Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai LLP (Public Law Group®) was founded in 2004 to serve both large and small public agencies, nonprofits and community-based organizations, as well as private clients throughout California. With collective experience in multiple areas of public agency law, its attorneys are skilled and effective advocates – and bring a solution-oriented approach to a wide-range of client concerns, including labor and employment matters, workplace investigations, ADA facilities compliance, CEQA and land use, operational consulting, ethics, constitutional and civil rights law, and election law. Public Law Group’s attorneys have the experience to serve as general counsel or to advise on specific legal issues, depending on the client’s needs. The firm is built on the successful outside-the-box approach developed by its chair, former San Francisco City Attorney Louise Renne.