Public Interest Investigations - Los Angeles - Keith Rohman
Keith Rohman has worked as an investigator in both the public and private sectors for more than 30 years.
As president of PII
has been involved in many high-profile cases, including litigation related to the torture of prisoners at Abu Ghraib; allegations of shootings of Iraqis by Blackwater, Inc.; the enslavement of dozens of Thai workers in an El Monte, California, sweatshop; and the trial against Los Angeles police officers accused of beating Rodney King.
has also conducted investigations in death penalty cases in California, Utah, Alaska, Arizona, and Washington.
investigations have taken him throughout the United States, as well as to Mexico, Germany, Jordan, South Africa, and Turkey.
A recognized expert in the field of investigation, Rohman is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Loyola Law School, where he teaches fact investigation.
has been selected as a faculty member for the past three years at the National Training Institute for Workplace Investigators
, presented by the Association of Workplace Investigators
He was appointed by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors to the Equity Oversight Panel (EOP) of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, a civilian oversight board that oversees Internal Affairs investigations at the Sheriff's Department.
In addition, he has served as an expert witness and testified in court proceedings on investigative issues, both in civil and criminal cases.
The City of Los Angeles retained Rohman to serve as the executive director of its Office of Discrimination Investigation, which conducted more than 300 employment discrimination investigations, and provided recommendations to the City Council on restructuring how the City handled these matters.
These recommendations led to the establishment of a new City agency to oversee this work.
has conducted third-party investigations into allegations of workplace misconduct, including sexual harassment and discrimination, for numerous public- and private-sector employers.
Certified as an Advanced Investigator by the Association of Title IX Investigators (ATIXA), he has completed fact-intensive investigations in educational settings on cases involving student claims of sexual misconduct and other matters pursuant to Title IX.
has presented at continuing legal education training programs on a range of subjects, including making credibility assessments, following best practices in EEO investigations, interview techniques, investigating housing discrimination, working with interpreters, and conducting criminal defense investigations.
More recently, Rohman served as the Court Monitor in Pierce et al. v. County of Orange, et al., a civil rights case filed on behalf of physically disabled inmates.
Appointed by Judge Audrey B. Collins, Rohman was tasked with monitoring Orange County's compliance with a federal court order over a two-year period.
has appeared as a guest on "CNN" and "Good Morning, America" and has been quoted in The New Yorker, Newsweek, and the Los Angeles Times
articles have appeared in the Cardozo
Law Review (Keith Rohman, Diagnosing and Analyzing Flawed Investigations: Abu Ghraib as a Case Study, 2009 Cardozo L. Rev. de novo 96), Penn State Law Review (Keith Rohman, Diagnosing and Analyzing Flawed Investigations: Abu Ghraib as a Case Study, Penn State International Law Review, Volume 28, Number 1, Summer 2009, 1.) Los Angeles Daily Journal and the Daily News