Workplace Investigators Group Sets First-Ever Denver Reception

By Rachel Sapin

Denver Private Investigator Blogger

LizRita_Firm photoDENVER – A Denver-based leader of the country’s largest association of workplace investigators is hosting a reception August 27 to highlight the association’s work and introduce it to Denver-area investigators.

The reception by the The Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI) features a presentation by AWI founder and immediate past President Amy Oppenheimer of Berkeley, California, who will discuss the association and its recently published “Guiding Principles for Investigators Conducting Impartial Workplace Investigations.”

The reception is set for 4:30 – 6 pm at the offices of Wheeler, Trigg, O’Donnell, LLP at 370 Seventeenth Street, Suite 4500, in Denver.  Space is limited and RSVP is requested by emailing the reception host Elizabeth Rita at

Rita is a sustaining AWI member and an employment lawyer. She has conducted hundreds of workplace investigations across the country since 1994. She is also the founder of Workplace Intelligence (WPi) and a partner at Kelly, Stacy & Rita LLC.

Rita spoke with the Denver Private Investigator Blog about the upcoming reception and the challenges workplace investigators face.

Denver Private Investigator Blog: The Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI) has been around since 2009. What’s the purpose of the reception on Aug. 27?

Rita: AWI isn’t well known here in Denver, and we have only a few members in this area.  Colorado doesn’t have an organization like this that specializes in workplace investigations, and in fact I don’t think there is another organization like this anywhere in the country.  AWI provides a great resource for people here who do our work.  I am hoping that the reception will introduce AWI to the community of workplace investigations here, so we can get more people involved on the local level.



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