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Lesley Marlin

Associate General Counsel, Labor & Employment - Financial Industry Regulatory Authority

Lesley Marlin is an experienced, senior in-house attorney with a specialty in labor and employment law. She works for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) as their Associate General Counsel for Labor and Employment. FINRA is a not-for-profit organization, overseen by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, dedicated to investor protection and market integrity through the regulation of brokerage firms doing business with the public in the United States. Although Ms. Marlin has not presented at previous NILG National Conferences, she has spoken frequently on workplace issues, including employment laws, culture and psychological safety, diversity and inclusion, and resilience.

11:15 AM – 12:30 PM

Thursday, Aug. 3

Workshop 3

Conducting Trauma Informed Workplace Investigations
Lesley Marlin, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority

The world we live in contains trauma, which means that trauma survivors are present in every workplace.  Research shows that trauma affects the brain, impacting perception and memory.  In order to conduct effective workplace investigations, investigators need to recognize the signs of trauma and then understand how it affects those involved in a workplace investigation.  This session will provide workplace investigators with tools and strategies so they can conduct trauma-informed investigations.