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Madeline
Buitelaar

Attorney

T. 410.530.6549

When Madeline decided to pursue workplace investigations as her career path, all roads led back to Amy Oppenheimer and her team. She is proud to be a part of this pioneering group of investigators.

Experience

Madeline has led or assisted in more than 150 investigations since joining OIG. These matters have included allegations of sexual harassment and assault, discrimination, workplace bullying, and retaliation, as well as complaints against high-level managers and elected officials. Madeline also conducts Title IX investigations for public and private institutions. In addition, she has investigated historic sexual abuse, with allegations dating back more than 50 years.

Before joining the firm in 2020, Madeline assessed a range of cases at the Office for Civil Rights, Department of Education, Region III in Philadelphia. There, she focused on Title IX and Title VII complaints for a variety of educational institutions, including middle schools, high schools and universities.

Madeline previously worked as a law clerk at the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office in the Sexual Assault Unit. She also mediated cases in the Superior Court of San Francisco in the Small Claims division.

Outside the Office

In her free time, Madeline enjoys cycling, travel, baking sourdough bread and cooking Ottolenghi recipes.

“Act without expectation.” ― Lao Tzu

  • UC Hastings Dean’s Scholarship Recipient

Related Publications

Archived Publications

  • “Cui Bono? Assessing Community Engagement in San Francisco Community Benefit Agreements,” Societies, Author, March 26, 2019

Resilience With Discretion: Knowing When Enough is Enough in Investigations | CALPELRA - November 17, 2023
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Conflict Resolution in the Workplace | Bar Association of San Francisco - January 19, 2023
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Write it Right: Tips on Investigatory Findings | CalGovHR - March 13 - 15, 2024
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Previous Speaking

  • “Elizabeth Holmes and Sleeping Beauty’s Maleficent: What Well Behaved Women Don’t Teach Us About Gender Equality,” Western Wyoming Community College, Invited Speaker, September 15, 2020

Education

University of California Hastings College of the Law, J.D.

Johns Hopkins University; B.A., Political Science

Areas of Expertise

Investigations
Title IX

Admission

State Bar of California

Credentials

AWI-CH