Judicial Proceedings Panel

Ms. Lisa Friel

Lisa Friel is an internationally recognized expert on sexual assault.  Ms. Friel has investigated and supervised complex cases involving sexual assault and harassment, human trafficking, workplace violence, child pornography, internet predators, unlawful surveillance, theft and fraud.  Ms. Friel began her professional career at the New York County District Attorney's Office, specializing in sexual assault cases.  She was the Chief of the Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit for nearly a decade and the Deputy Chief for 11 years.  Supervising more than 40 assistant district attorneys, support staff and investigators, she typically managed 300 cases and investigations at any one time.  Ms. Friel has directed thousands of investigations into allegations of sexual assault and other misconduct and has trained hundreds of law enforcement personnel throughout the world.  In October 2011, following a distinguished 28-year career as a Manhattan prosecutor, Ms. Friel joined T&M Protection Resources as Vice President of the Sexual Misconduct Consulting & Investigations division.  Ms. Friel and her staff developed policies and procedures, provided training workshops and conducted sensitive investigations into a myriad of issues to include sexual misconduct (both sexual assault and sexual harassment) and domestic violence.  In September 2014, Ms. Friel was appointed as T&Ms Special Advisor to the NFL Commissioner, consulting on domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault within the NFL.  In April 2015, Ms. Friel accepted a permanent position with the NFL, when she was appointed by Commissioner Goodell as the NFL’s Special Counsel for Investigations, where she is responsible for all investigations related to possible violations of the NFL's Personal Conduct Policy

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