When HR Takes the Stand: Testifying about Your Investigation

Thursday 1:45 – 2:45pm

Session Description

This session will provide tips on preparing to take the witness stand. We will discuss the dos and don’ts for an effective testimony.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will learn about best practices for conducting internal investigations into employee complaints of discrimination, harassment, retaliation or other potential legal issues.
  • Participants will learn how to avoid common mistakes and pitfalls in internal investigations.
  • Participants will learn how to effectively testify about their investigation in a deposition or at trial, in the event the complaining employee later files legal claims.


Kyle Russell

Kyle B. Russell is the office managing principal of the Overland Park, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri, offices of Jackson Lewis P.C. He represents employers in administrative charges and lawsuits involving a wide variety of statutory and common law discrimination and retaliation cases.








Amanda Sisney

Amanda E. Sisney is an associate in the Overland Park, Kansas, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She specializes in representing businesses in handling all phases of employment disputes, and has extensive e-discovery experience.