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Dawn Haag-Hatterer, JD, SPHR Dawn Haag-Hatterer, JD, SPHR

North American HR Operations

Washington D.C. Metro Area, MD, UNITED STATES

Employment Practices Expert / HR Expert Witness



As a recognized employment law forensics expert and thought leader, my expertise includes a unique combination of technology, human resources, financial, and operational leadership. My 15+ years executive expertise is enhanced by international certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), appointment to the Employee Health, Safety, and Security and the Human Resources Technology Special Expertise Panels for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and a frequently quoted human resources expert in the areas of business operations, safety and security, legal compliance,and technology and infrastructure. My expertise has been quoted n major publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Risk Professional Magazine, Chicago Daily Herald, Inc. Magazine, and HR Magazine, to name a few.

I also serve as an employment law forensics expert to plaintiff and defense attorneys across the United States, and am often sought out for my assistance during discovery, as well as for my expert opinion and/or testimony.

Industry Expertise (3)

IT Services/Consulting

Renewables and Environmental

Health Care - Facilities

Areas of Expertise (3)

Employment Law

Litigation Forensics

Hr Technology

Accomplishments (7)

Recognized expert in employment practices (professional)

Respected, pragmatic and influential Human Resources leader with 17+ years expertise in assessing, building and leading strategic Human Resources and employment practice risk mitigation efforts for diverse multinational organizations with as many as 6,000 professional employees.

MM Financial Management (professional)

$250million P&L management; 5,000 FTEs, $3.2billion+ revenues

Results Only Work Environment Expert (professional)

Implementation of ROWE change management initiatives resulting in $2+million in non-work carry cost & 65% productivity improvement

Recruitment & Retention Expert (professional)

Innovative recruitment & retention initiatives; 92% retention & 12 day time-to-hire

Legal Risk Mtigation Expert (professional)

OFCCP/AAP/EEOC program design & legal response management; personally compiled 100+ EEOC Position Statements and mitigated $50million liabilities over career

Global Total Rewards Expert (professional)

Best-in-class benefits packages & compensation models; 11 states, 31 facilities; unique incentive programs

Forensic Investigatory Expert (professional)

Legal investigations & prosecutorial management; identified falsified employee death & concurrent identity theft, mitigated $$MM in financial / reputational harm

Education (4)

Pennsylvania State University-York Campus: 1980

Concord Law School - Kaplan University:

William Howard Taft University: JD, Law 2011

York College of PA: MBA, HR Mgmt .& Org. Dev.

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