Sometimes the strongest obstacle that blocks our path toward success is ourselves.

Founder and President Elena Paraskevas-Thadani shares her insights about the obstacles that block our path: “I take boxing classes at my local gym. It’s good exercise. In light of the limited number of punching bags in the class, often two people share the same large bag, one person on each side. Ideally, you and your…


What Lawyers Want From Mediation

We would like to thank everyone who attended yesterday’s program “What Lawyers Want From Mediation”, hosted by NYSDRA. Our colleague, mediator Elena Paraskevas-Thadani served as a panelist, along with David Berger, Paul Radvany, and Eastern District of New York ADR Administrator Danielle Shalov, and discussed feedback received from attorneys about their experience in mediation. The…


Men and their Mental Health

Check out this blog post from our international affiliate Byrne Dean, “Men and their mental health.” It highlights some of the struggles men face in their mental health and how we all can step up and support them more in the workplace. https://www.byrnedean.com/our-thinking/men-and-their-mental-health


Welcome back Allison!

We are very excited to welcome back our colleague, Attorney Allison Ianni and congratulate her on her new role as Co-Head of Investigations!


BC [Before Covid] Flashbacks

BC [Before Covid] Flashbacks. Sudden sharp memories: running for the train, picking up coffees for clients and colleagues, taking an elevator and chatting with strangers while we wait for our floor, sitting in a meeting with coffee and pastries served buffet style, asking someone I just met at a crowded conference “is this chair taken,”…


Plan, Prioritize, Prepare.

Helpful Tips to Quiet Your Billing Woes After 10 years of working at a public defense organization and getting paid a bi-weekly salary, transitioning to hourly billing has presented many challenges. While tracking billables may seem easy enough if you’re like me and have never had to flex this muscle before, billing can be a lot…


Say What?! An Investigator’s View on Conducting Interviews in the Witness’s Native Language

Conducting witness interviews in the witnesses’ native language (or at least by someone with knowledge of the witnesses’ native language for clarifying points where necessary) is vital to protecting the integrity of an investigation for three very important reasons. First, in our experience, witnesses who are able to communicate directly with the investigator tend to offer…


Proud to once again be recognized by Super Lawyers

Elena Paraskevas-Thadani, President and Founder, is recognized again by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, for 2019. It is a pleasure to serve the workplace community by performing sensitive investigations, conducting trainings, resolving disputes as a mediator/arbitrator, and working as an executive coach. Thank you for the opportunity to work with you doing what I…


What is your “Conduct Credit” Rating?

Do you know the exact balance of your credit card when you charge something? Probably not. We use up credit without a clear idea of how much we have, until we get a bill or max out. Some people have more credit than others, which means they can charge more. In the workplace, we have…