Katz Consulting

About Us

 

Jody Katz Pritikin, Esq.
After working as an attorney in Los Angeles, Jody Katz Pritikin, Esq. recognized early in her legal career that almost all employment lawsuits are preventable.  Nevertheless, most law firms engage with their clients long after an employee conflict has germinated into pre-litigation.  Recognizing the need of business to prevent lawsuits, Jody Katz Pritikin Esq. founded Proactive Lawsuit Prevention (previously named Katz Consulting & Associates) to teach business how to proactively plan for and consequently prevent lawsuits and save the considerable expense of litigation. With over thirteen years devoted to preventing lawsuits, her expertise lies in unlawful harassment prevention, diversity awareness, investigating complaints, teaching management leadership and communication techniques, counseling Human Resources and in designing and developing policies to protect corporations from lawsuits.

Jody Katz Pritikin grew up in Southern California and is an alumnus of UC Berkeley where she received her B.A. and USC Law Center, where she received her J.D.  She has been a member of the California State Bar since 1996.  She is also a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), Labor & Employment Group, The California Organization for Workplace Investigators (CAOWI) and the Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) in Los Angeles, California.  Ms. Pritikin's blog entries are featured on the blogs of LACBA EnBanc, ABA BlawgWhisperer, Lawlink and PIHRA.


Our Valued Clients

Our client list spans the industries of manufacturing, distribution, real estate, retail, food services, hospitality and entertainment.  We work with many Fortune 500s, including Louis Vuitton, Eckert & Ziegler Isotope Products, Burger King, Inc., Mattel, Inc., Essential Management, Inc., Sechrist Industries, PTI Technologies, Wilshire Associates, Horizon Hobby, CCL Tube, Inc., Naked Juice Co., Inc., Zenith Insurance, Occidental Petroleum Corp., Outrigger Lodging Services, Nature’s Best, Inc., Secret Charm, Inc., Fraiche Restaurant, Riva Restaurant, Achem Industry America, Rio Tinto Minerals, and others.  Pending investigations, we also work closely with prominent labor and employment firms in Southern California.  

­­­­­Testimonials

Our clients are our best advocates. Read their testimonials or if you would like, please submit a testimonial of your own.

"I am writing to voice my strong and unequivocal endorsement of Jody Pritikin's work as a neutral investigator. Recently, I called Ms. Pritikin to handle a highly sensitive workplace investigation involving allegations that a former high-level executive of my client had misappropriated the client’s trade secrets and other highly confidential information and used it to solicit the client’s customers and employees, all in an effort to undermine my client’s business. Responding to my call for assistance, Jody immediately conducted a detailed, impartial and confidential investigation into the allegations. Jody’s investigation involved interviews with over twenty primary witnesses and a review of numerous emails and other documentation. Both my client and I were extremely impressed with Jody’s work, and I will certainly avail myself of Jody’ s services the next time I need to retain a neutral investigator."
Jonathan Werner, Esq., Buchalter, Nemer

“I hired Jody to do a tricky internal sexual harassment investigation, after my client had already been sued.  She did an excellent job in a timely fashion.”
Eli Kantor, Law Offices of Eli Kantor
 
"I worked with Jody Pritikin for more than 5 years and I have only great things to say about her.  She offers quality training material and has dynamic presentation skills. I appreciate that no matter what training topic she presents, she shows a great sense of professionalism while also having a great sense of humor. Even more important is the fact that she is highly knowledgeable in the areas of Unlawful Harassment and other employment laws. I definitely recommend Jody for any training that you may need, knowing that she will conduct thorough research and exceed your expectations.  Thanks Jody for all your contributions!" 
Eduardo Cruz,  Human Resources Manager,  Horizon Hobby, Inc.
 
"Of all the trainers I have ever worked with, Jody continues to stand out in my mind as a fantastic trainer and highly knowledgeable in the area of employment law. Jody's enthusiasm for her work, and genuine interest in the success of her clients makes her the ideal person to be in a position where she can do what she does best: teach and inspire. In addition, Jody brings warmth and an undaunted sense of humor to the stuffiest and most awkward of settings.  Jody is truly the best there is." 
Marcy Gonzalez, Human Resources, True Religion Brand Jeans

Jody Katz Pritikin, Esq. was by far the best presenter for the conference. This was quite obvious as the session was standing room only. Intelligent, engaging and humorous. She provides very practical advice and excellent materials. Bring her back.
SHRM Legislative & Employment Law Conference 2011 Attendee  

 

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Jody will be speaking at:

SHRM Annual Conference 2012

Atlanta, Georgia

June 25, 2012 10:45am (book signing to follow at 12:15pm in the SHRMStore)

Social NOTworking
Please register at: http://annual.shrm.org/


PIHRA District 9, Woodland Hills, CA

July 12, 2012
Preventing Retaliation: Shoulda Put A RIng On It

Registration open to the public: http://www.pihra9.com/index.html

July 19, 2012, NRECA HR Conference,

Hyatt Regency on the Waterfront, San Francisco

10:00am Social NOTworking

Register at: http://www.nreca.coop

PIHRA District 8

Lawsuit Proof Investigations

April 19, 2012, 7:00am

Buena Park, CA
This program is open to the public.

Please register at: http://pihra-district8.org/default.aspx


Nature's Best Management Leadership Series

April 14, May 12, June 9, 2012

(closed to the public)

CONGRATULATIONS Nature's Best for Striving for Leadership Excellence!


PIHRA District 4

December 6, 2011, 11:30am

Topic: Social NOTworking

Castaways, Burbank

Please register at: pihra4@yahoo.com

SHRM Legislative and Employment Law Update 2012

March 4-7, 2012, Washington DC

Social Media Expert Panel (3/5)

Prevent Retaliation Claims: Shoulda Put A Ring On It (3/6)

Please register at: http://www.shrm.org/Conferences/EmploymentLawLegislativeConference/Pages/default.aspx

Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI)

Meet and Greet & Reception (Host: Jody Pritikin and Jody Shipper)

(at SHRM Legislative and Employment Law Update 2012)

March 5, 2012, 5:15pm - 6:30pm The Lounge at Article One

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
RSVP: http://us.mg4.mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.rand=fd55elobk8spj

PIHRA District 7
March 15, 2012, 12:00

Social NOTworking

The Grand, Long Beach

http://www.pihradistrict7.org/Events.htm

CCL Tube

December 7, 2011

Topic: Unlawful Harassment Prevention Rights & Responsibilities

This program is not open to the public.
CONGRATS CCL Tube on maintaining your AB1825 Compliance!

PIHRA District 3

November 8, 2011, 7:00am

Topic: Social NOTworking

Noor Events, Paseo Colorado, Pasadena, 7:00am

Please register at: info@pihra3.org

PIHRA District 15 - Pomona Valley Mining Company
October 18, 2011

Topic: Prevent Retaliation Lawsuits: Shoulda Put A Ring On It

This District Meeting is open to the public.
Please register at: http://www.pihra15.org

LA Law Library

October 19, 2011

Topic: Unlawful Harassment Prevention

Congrats to LA Law Library for

maintaining their AB1825 Compliance!

(closed to the public)


PIHRA Annual Conference, Anahiem Convention Center

August 29-31, 2011

Topics:

Social NOTworking (8/29/11)

Retaliation: Shoulda Put A Ring On It (8/29/11)

Registration open to the public: http://www.pihra.org/conferences.aspx


Empire Container

August 23, 2011

Unlawful Harassment Prevention

Congrats to Empire Container for

maintaining their AB1825 Compliance!

(closed to the public)

PIHRA District 9, Woodland Hills, CA

August 4, 2011
Topic: Lawsuit Proof Investigations
Registration open to the public: http://www.pihra9.com/index.html


PIHRA

District 19 - May 11; District 12 - May 12; District 1 - May 18, 2011

Topic: Social NOTworking

Registration open to the public: http://www.pihra.org/districtpages1-19.aspx

Eckert & Ziegler Isotope Products
April 21, 2011
Unlawful Harassment Prevention
This program is closed to the public.
CONGRATULATIONS to EZIP for maintaining their AB1825 Compliance!

Louis Vuitton, USM

April 6, 2011

Lawsuit Prevention Strategies for Managers

This program is closed to the public.
CONGRATULATIONS to LVUSM for preventing lawsuits!

SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference 2011

March 14-16, Washington D.C.

Topic: Social Notworking, Lawsuit Proof Investigations

Registration open to public: http//www.shrm.org

 

PIHRA Legal Update 2011

January 24, 25, & 27
Ontario, Garden Grove, Universal City

Topic: Lawsuit Proof Investigations

Registration open to the public.

http://www.pihra.org.

Beverly Hills Bar Association Labor & Employment Group

November 3, 2010
Sexual Harassment Investigations Under Attack
The Essentials From Every Perspective

6:30pm Beverly Hills Bar Association's Conference Room
(open to members) Register at: http://www.bhba.org

WEBINAR: Unlawful Harassment Prevention (AB1825 PLUS)

November 16, 2010 10:00am-12:30am (PDT)

View the invitation and Register Now

http://proactivelawsuitprevention.blogspot.com/2010/10/webinar-invitation-unlawful-harassment.html

WEBINAR: Lawsuit Proof Investigations

October 5, 2010 10:00am-11:30am (PDT)
This program will teach you the 6 ATTACKS to watch out for

so that you can conduct LAWSUIT PROOF INVESTIGATIONS.
At $150.00 this program will fill up fast.
View the Invitation and register ASAP.

http://proactivelawsuitprevention.blogspot.com/2010/09/webinar-invitation-lawsuit-proof.html

PIHRA 2010 Annual HR Conference

September 21-23, 2010

Protecting The Company From Unfair Competition, Trade Secret Theft, Breach of Confidentiality and Ringleaders

Pasadena, CA

This conference is open to the public.

Please register at: http://www.pihra.org/conferences.aspx

PIHRA District 15, Pomona Valley Mining Company

August 17, 2010

Topic: Lawsuit Proof Investigations

This District Meeting is open to the public.
Please register at: http://www.pihra15.org

Topson Downs
July 16, 2010
Topic: Unlawful Harassment Prevention (closed to the public)

Congratulations to Topson Downs for maintaining their AB1825 Compliance!

 

CCL Tube Inc.

June 29, 2010

Topic:  Lawsuit Prevention Strategies for Managers

(closed to the public.)
Kudos to CCL Tube Inc. Managers for being PROACTIVE!


Nature's Best
April 7, 8, & 13, 2010
Topic: Unlawful Harassment Prevention (closed to the public)

Congratulations to Nature's Best for maintaining their AB1825 Compliance!


The PIHRA Legal Update
January 12-14, 2010
Topic: How To Protect Your Company From Corporate Raiding

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