Workplace Violence: Practical Steps to Reduce Risk

Holland & Knight Program
April 7, 2009
Holland & Knight
10 St. James Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

Workplace Violence: Practical Steps to Reduce Risk 

Tuesday, April 7, 2009
8:00 a.m. | Networking and Registration
8:30 – 11:00 a.m. | Panel Presentation

Workplace violence remains a critical issue in times of economic anxiety, widespread reductions-in-force, and rising unemployment. This program provides a focused look at the practical realities that employers face in connection with threatened or actual workplace violence. Employers – including managers and supervisors, human resource professionals, in-house counsel, and security – must be prepared to deal with the myriad of issues associated with workplace violence.

To help you deal with these issues, Holland & Knight has assembled three highly experienced professionals with extensive backgrounds in psychiatry, investigations, and the law. We will address the questions of:

  • What practical steps can my employer take to minimize the risk of workplace violence?
  • How should I respond to threatened violence or actual violence?
  • What is a threat management team, and how can it help?
  • What are my legal obligations as an individual and as a representative of the company?  



Ronald Schouten, MD, JD
Director of Law & Psychiatry Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Schouten has extensive experience as a teacher and consultant in the traditional areas of forensic psychiatry, as well as special expertise in the areas of sexual harassment, violence in the workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act. He has served as a consultant and trainer for major corporations in the area of violence in the workplace and sexual harassment.

Larry Curran
Investigative Counsel, Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations
As the Vice President responsible for New England investigative operations, Mr. Curran helps design the strategy used in more than a dozen workplace threat assignments each month. He has presented numerous proactive and reactive crisis-training sessions both locally and nationally. He is a graduate of Northeastern University and the New England School of Law.

David Santeusanio
Partner, Holland & Knight
Mr. Santeusanio concentrates his practice on labor and employment law. He regularly counsel employers on issues concerning employee discipline and terminations, workplace investigations, reductions-in-force, reasonable accommodations for disabled employees, and workplace violence. Mr. Santeusanio represents clients in administrative agencies and state and federal courts.


Bill Wise
Senior Counsel, Holland & Knight
Mr. Wise's practice focuses on compliance and ethics issues where he assists general counsel and legal departments in establishing compliance programs, ethics programs and instruction, and identifying risks. In addition, he advises Holland & Knight's White Collar Defense Team on matters involving civil and criminal fraud investigations, corporate governance, anti-money laundering, design and implementation of compliance programs, and administrative litigation with an added emphasis on emerging compliance and ethics issues.

*Parking is available in nearby lots, as well as under the building. The office is also accessible via the Green line's Arlington stop.

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