Barbara Dalton is vice president of Public Interest Investigations, Inc. (PII), a Los Angeles-based legal investigations firm that has served public-sector employers, educational institutions, corporations, and the legal community since 1984.
Both an attorney and a licensed private investigator, Barbara has conducted third-party investigations into allegations of discrimination based on race, gender, disability, age, and sexual orientation for public- and private-sector employers. Her work has included numerous investigations at schools, colleges, and universities, including investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct and discrimination brought pursuant to Title IX, and complaints brought under Uniform Complaint Procedures.
Barbara has investigated student allegations of sexual assault and/or harassment made by students against other students, faculty and coaches.
Additionally, Barbara was the lead investigator for a nationwide series of lawsuits designed to reform the manner in which the military prosecutes rape and sexual assaults.
Barbara has conducted and supervised investigations of employee misconduct, wage and hour violations, wrongful termination claims, public corruption allegations, and whistle-blower complaints. She has trained and managed investigative staff and has taught “Fact Investigation” at Loyola Law School.
Prior to joining PII, Barbara worked with several large organizations confronting complex problems. She was part of the team of attorneys who monitored Denny’s restaurants for customer-based discrimination complaints as part of the settlement of civil rights litigation against that company. Denny’s ultimately adopted the investigative model that Barbara and her colleagues designed and used during the monitoring period. Barbara also played an integral part in the creation and direction of an independently administered system of arbitration for Kaiser Permanente members throughout California. She served as an attorney with the HIV and AIDS Legal Services Alliance, where she assisted clients with matters involving discrimination, confidentiality, and health care access, and conducted trainings on those topics.
She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and of Loyola Law School.