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Diane Pfadenhauer

member NSA (National Speaker Association)

National Speakers Association


"This is the ultimate Guide to
workplace investigations. 
Diane Pfadenhauer's book is a
needed tool for every Human
Resource professional and
Labor and Employment lawyer. 
This book should not be
"tucked away" in a library
but should be used on a very
regular basis."
Glenn J. Franklin, Esq.
Franklin, Gringer & Cohen

About Diane Pfadenhauer

Diane Pfadenhauer has served in roles as in-house labor and employment counsel and senior vice president of human resources & administration. Ms. Pfadenhauer has trained hundreds of HR, legal and other professionals, been responsible for strategic planning, compliance, conducting investigations of alleged discrimination and harassment, policy development, compensation, performance improvement, union relations, real estate and facilities management, and risk management. She has worked extensively in the benefits area, has merged and consolidated plans, served as plan trustee and fiduciary, and has developed innovative ways to save her companies millions of dollars while reducing the potential for liability.

Companies with whom Ms. Pfadenhauer has worked range from global Fortune 500 to regional non-profits. She has served in a variety of roles including Vice President of Human Resources for ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers); Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Administration of Executive Telecard, Inc. (d.b.a. eGlobe; NASD: EGLO); Head of HR and Labor & Employment Counsel for Queens Group, Inc. (a division of International Paper Corporation) and held senior level positions at Nikon, Inc.

Ms. Pfadenhauer is a member of the New York State Bar. She is a member the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Suffolk County Bar Association, the Turnaround Management Association, and the Society for Human Resources Management. She serves on the EEO Committee and the Committee on Employee Benefits of the Labor and Employment Section of the New York State Bar Association. Her articles on employment law and human resources have appeared in industry publications such as HR Magazine, HR Advisor Journal (published by Thomson/West), The Journal of Private Equity, and the Daily Bankruptcy Review (published by Dow Jones). She is a past president of the Long Island Chapter of the American Society for Training & Development and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by the Human Resources Certification Institute. She was recently awarded the New York State Liberty Award for her Pro Bono work in Louisiana following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

Ms. Pfadenhauer received her law degree, cum laude, from St. John's University School of Law where she was awarded the ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor & Employment Law. She is a graduate of New York Institute of Technology's Center for Labor & Industrial Relations where she received her M.S. with distinction, in Labor & Industrial Relations. She received her B.A. from S.U.N.Y. Potsdam, majoring in Industrial Labor Relations.

Since 1992, Ms. Pfadenhauer has been a professor in New York metropolitan area teaching graduate courses in Business Law, Employment Law, Human Resources, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Compensation & Benefits, and Organizational Management. She is currently Professor of Management at St. Joseph's College in Brooklyn and Patchogue, New York.