Our attorneys are sensitive to the issues facing both scientists and the employing universities, giving us a unique perspective in these matters. When representing scientists, we advocate on their behalf to ensure an impartial investigation process including a thorough examination of the allegations and a careful analysis of the issues, while zealously protecting the client’s confidentiality. When representing institutions, we ensure the internal investigative process is handled correctly, safeguard the integrity of the institution’s research and reputation, and seek to protect it from litigation.
Our Group is led by Paul S. Thaler, one of the country’s preeminent attorneys in the field of research misconduct. With more than 25 years of experience handling hundreds of these matters, Paul is recognized across the country for obtaining positive results for his clients. He was the only attorney in private practice invited to present to the 20th Anniversary Conference for the Office of Research Integrity (ORI), which oversees investigations in scientific misconduct on behalf of the federal government. Paul also presented at the most recent ORI Conference in 2017. Paul has been quoted and interviewed in dozens of publications on the subject of research misconduct.