We know our clients and partners are dealing with unprecedented issues as workplaces take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19. Over time, we anticipate that employers will adapt and the need to respond to employee complaints will persist. During the coming months, more investigations will be conducted remotely, using online video and teleconference systems. Our firm is embracing these evolving conditions.

We are experienced at conducting investigations by video conference from our remote offices and are here to help when needed. Our primary hope is that employees and their families stay safe over the coming weeks and that our mutual response is sufficient to slow the spread of this virus.


Ellis & Makus is a law firm committed to investigating and resolving the most complex issues at work and on campus.

Private Employer Investigations:
C Suite and Beyond

Investigations of executives and other high-level employees on sensitive issues at private companies require expertise and gravitas. Our attorney investigators have conducted investigations on complex matters involving corporate executives, board members and all levels of management. Our investigations answer the right questions so leaders can make informed employment decisions.

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Deep Public Sector Experience

Our attorney investigators understand public employment rules and take these factors into account when conducting public agency employment investigations. In addition, our attorney investigators are trained to conduct investigations pursuant to the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights (POBR) and the Firefighters Bill of Rights (FOBR).


Helping to Keep Campuses Safe

We are experienced Title IX investigators and possess the special training and experience necessary to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct at any level, from primary and secondary institutions to college campuses. We stand apart as one of a few firms with the level of skill, training and knowledge to investigate complaints involving students, faculty and staff.


Decades of Experience in Workplace Investigations

  • Experience in all sectors of public employment
  • Experience with highly-sensitive private employer investigations
  • Faculty on preeminent investigator training institute

  • Bilingual investigations to serve California’s diverse population
  • Certified and trained Title IX investigators
  • Diverse legal backgrounds to ensure impartiality