NETTA E. GRUTMAN
California Private Investigator License: PI28905
KAISER FOUNDATION HEALTH PLAN, INC. – PASADENA, CA : Senior Investigations Specialist August 2015 – May 2018
Investigated complex workplace equal employment opportunity complaints including allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, inappropriate management practices, hostile work
environment, workplace violence and unfair treatment.
Investigated and drafted employer responses to employee complaints of discrimination,
harassment, and retaliation filed with the EEOC and DFEH.
Identified, gathered, and preserved relevant hard-copy and electronic documents.
Prepare detailed investigative reports with findings of fact, credibility determinations, and assessment of whether respondents’ actions violated employment law and/or company policy including, but not limited to, Kaiser’s EEO policy and Principles of Responsibility.
Trained managers and employees regarding sexual harassment after substantiated findings.
HAUSMAN & SOSA LLP – TARZANA, CA: Associate Attorney October 2011 – August 2015
Defended clients in litigated employment disputes based on FEHA, Title VII, ADA, sexual harassment and retaliation claims from inception through trial.
Defended Los Angeles County in administrative cases and civil litigation.
Managed a team of attorneys, paralegals and law clerks in handling a high volume book of
insurance defense matters.
Handled discovery and pre-trial law and motion practice, conducted detailed fact investigations, took and defended depositions, and drafted and argued motions for summary judgment.
MARIN COUNTY MEDIATION SERVICES – MARIN, CA: Intern Spring 2010
Mediated litigation matters prior to trial and facilitated preliminary negotiations.
UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT – WOODLAND HILLS, CA: Extern for the Honorable Kathleen Thompson Spring 2008
Drafted bench memoranda based on analysis of case law and review of parties’ motions.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, HASTINGS COLLEGE OF THE LAW – SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Juris Doctorate, 2010
Journal: Hastings Business Law Journal, Staff Editor
Publications: Should Courts Hang on Every Word of Congress’s Hanging Paragraph?, 5 HASTINGS BUS. L.J. 401 (2009).
Awards: American Jurisprudence Award (Civil Procedure I, Property I, Property II, Torts II, Contracts II)
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS – DAVIS, CA
Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Minor in Psychology, 2006
Memberships: President, Jewish Student Union, 2004-2005 (House Manager, 2005-2006)
President, Aggies for Israel, 2003-2004 (Vice President 2002-2003)
Fluent in Hebrew
Certified Mediator (LACBA, 2013, Center for Understanding in Conflict, 2015)
Advanced research skills with LexisNexis and Westlaw