Charles A Conine

Charles A Conine

1717 E Vista Chino STEA7-305
Palm Springs , CA 92262
Mobile: 949-632-2282
Office: 949-503-5151
Fax: 442-227-2420

As a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SCP), veteran C-Suite HR Officer and chief compliance officer I utilize my background and varied experience to provide clients with direct, seasoned and on-point advice on a range of subject matters where I have participated, provided testimony, directed, opined upon and/or presented written reports to other executive officers, boards of directors, private equity sponsors and attorneys.

Past subject matters of interest by retaining counsel include: adequacy of investigation concerning employee conduct; wrongful termination; failure to hire, train, promote or provide equal opportunity; workplaces tainted by supervisory and/or co-worker conduct; adequacy of training programs; drug testing programs; supervisory training programs covering harassment and other areas of compliance.

Areas of Expertise
  • Business/Employment Insurance
  • Compensation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Discrimination
  • Employment
  • Negligent Hiring
  • Recruiting
  • Sexual Harassment/Discrimination
  • Workplace Violence
  • Wrongful Termination

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Cornell University Bachelor of Science
Society for Human Resources Management SHRM-SCP
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Society for Human Resources Management
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Sexual Harassment Policies in Action
Required Supervisor Training (as per state of residence)
Strategic Thinking for the Line Manager
Strategic Planning
Building Team Empowerment & Loyalty
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: In early 2017 Mr. Conine began a sabbatical period, returning to availability as an expert in mid-2020.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Wrongful termination
Sexual harassment
Failure to adequately investigate employee complaint
Sex discrimination
Failure to promote
Inadequate calculation of public employee workers compensation benefit
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Approximately 50%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Approximately 50%
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Eight years (2009-2016)
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, written reports to attorneys, expert testimony, confidential executive coaching
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Beginning at $325/hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Beginning at $325/hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Beginning at $325/hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Greater of $1,300 or actual time in testimony plus waiting testify up to 6 hours; otherwise, a daily rate will be billed in advance for all trials and depositions conducted more than 100 miles from Palm Springs
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel expense, copy fees, mailing/FEDEX costs


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