Keith Rohman has worked as an investigator in both the public and private sectors for more than 25 years. As president of PII, he has been involved in many high-profile cases, including litigation related to the torture of prisoners at Abu Ghraib; allegations of shootings of Iraqis by Blackwater, Inc.; the enslavement of dozens of Thai workers in an El Monte, California, sweatshop; and the trial against Los Angeles police officers accused of beating Rodney King. Rohman has also conducted investigations in death penalty cases in California, Utah, Alaska, Arizona, and Washington. His investigations have taken him throughout the United States, as well as to Mexico, Germany, Jordan, South Africa, and Turkey.
A recognized expert in the field of investigation, Rohman is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Loyola Law School
, where he teaches fact investigation. He was appointed by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors to the Equity Oversight Panel (EOP) of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department
. The EOP is a civilian oversight board that oversees Internal Affairs investigations at the Sheriff’s Department. In addition, he has served as an expert witness and testified in court proceedings on investigative issues, both in civil and criminal cases.
The City of Los Angeles retained Rohman to serve as the executive director of its Office of Discrimination Investigation, which conducted more than 300 employment discrimination investigations, and provided recommendations to the City Council on restructuring how the City handled these matters. These recommendations led to the establishment of a new City agency to oversee this work. In addition, Rohman is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI), a national organization focused on enhancing the quality of workplace investigations.
Rohman has presented at continuing legal education training programs on a range of subjects, including making credibility assessments, following best practices in EEO investigations, uncovering jury misconduct, searching for defendants’ assets, conducting slumlord investigations, investigating housing discrimination, working with interpreters, and conducting criminal defense investigations.
Based on his expertise, Rohman has appeared as a guest on CNN
and Good Morning America
and has been quoted in The New Yorker
, and the Los Angeles Times
. His articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Daily Journal
and the Daily News
An appointee of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Rohman serves as the president of the Los Angeles City Human Relations Commission
. In 1999, Rohman was an official international monitor for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) hearings sponsored by the South African government, and later authored a chapter on the TRC’s efforts in a book published by the monitoring group.