2022 Summer Conference - 08/04/2022 to 08/06/2022
Liz Rita, CEO, Senior Investigator
Investigations Law Group
Liz has been an investigator even before she knew that was to be her life’s work. She read every Nancy Drew book as a kid, as soon as it came out, which may have been a clue about where her professional life would take her. Liz started her career doing commercial litigation for a global law firm in Boston, where her practice included sophisticated litigation for large companies with complex employment issues. After moving back to her native Colorado, Liz spent the next several years at a regional Denver law firm heading up their employment law group, and running litigation, advice and training practices as defense side employer’s counsel for the firm. In 1994 she began providing impartial investigations for the Justice Department under a nationwide consent decree, and in 2007 she ventured out and started ILG, the first Denver-based firm specializing in impartial third-party investigations. She has never looked back. Liz has been providing impartial investigations since 1994, longer than any other workplace investigations practitioner in the Intermountain West. She is one of ILG’s two Lead Investigators. Liz specializes in complex investigations in the workplace, with a special focus on high profile or high litigation risk situations. Her practice runs the gamut from class-based discrimination investigations, hostile work environment, harassment, retaliation, whistle-blower, ethics violations and executive misconduct. Liz also heads up the Firm’s Workplace Culture Assessment team, which develops individualized programs for employers and governmental entities looking to assess and make changes in their policies, practices and workplace cultures. Liz wakes up every day happy to go to work, and from that perspective, considers herself a very fortunate human being. She is a former Board Member of the Association of Workplace Investigators, North America’s premier workplace investigator association, and presents, writes and trains on various investigation issues around the country. She is a graduate of The Colorado College and Boston University School of Law, where she graduated with honors.