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Ilona Turner Elected to BASF’s Labor and Employment Law Section Executive Committee

Feb 16, 2024

Oppenheimer Investigations Group LLP (OIG) is pleased to announce the election of Ilona Turner as Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF).

“Ilona is an excellent resource for BASF to tap for this position, she embodies the organization’s spirit and values perfectly,” said OIG Managing Partner Vida Thomas. “She’s a proven leader who treats others with dignity and respect, and I have no doubt that she will make an impact. I look forward to seeing what she will accomplish.”

Founded in 1872, BASF is a nonprofit organization comprised of attorneys, law students and legal professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area. Its mission is to champion equal access to justice for all and promote humanity, excellence and diversity in the legal profession. BASF’s Labor and Employment Law Section, one of nearly 30 dedicated practice area sections, provides a forum to discuss matters of mutual concern and produces Continuing Legal Education programs to advance professional growth and education.

Ilona is a senior attorney at OIG, where she concentrates on promoting safer and more equitable workplace and school environments. Her practice is supported by her focus on performing neutral investigations, training, mediation and conflict resolution services. She conducts investigations across a variety of industries, including tech, nonprofit and government agencies. As part of her Title IX practice, Ilona serves as a trained Hearing Officer, in addition to investigating root causes of conflict.

As a thought leader, Ilona frequently educates a broad range of audiences, including fellow investigators, on best practices and issues impacting the investigations space. Topics Ilona has been tapped to speak on include conflict resolution options to consider throughout the lifecycle of an investigations process and how to repair and enhance workplace culture after an investigation concludes. She has authored articles on gendered slurs in the schoolyard and the benefits of mediation as an alternative approach to workplace conflict.