Report Abuse

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Let’s end GenDer-Based Abuse at Industry Conferences and Events

Gender-based abuse and assault is a rampant issue in this country. And it sucks.

Plus, the vast majority of such incidents go unreported so society keeps on being awful.

We know that folks in the marketing and advertising space attend a bunch of conference and events and that certain individuals sometimes use these opportunities to abuse, harass and mistreat others due to their gender.

We here at Troutman Amin, LLP want to provide a safe space for reporting so that individuals who are impacted by this sort of conduct can safely report their experiences in a manner allows for the creating of a feedback loop and action to be taken by conferences and events in the marketing, advertising and legal worlds.

For that reason we have created a completely free, safe, and anonymous reporting system for anyone experiencing mistreatment to be reported directly on the Troutman Amin, LLP website.

Your reports will help keep industry events safe and give conference promoters and industry representatives the information they need to keep repeated and potentially dangerous offenders away.

For those who need further support, you also have the option to provide your contact information and the firm will reach out—free of charge—to help provide information and resources to assist.

We here at Troutman Amin, LLP are serious about being an ally and helping to protect and defend—along with advancing and enhancing—the outstanding female talent in this industry.

Please know that every report you make will be handled with these goals in mind. But please also DO familiarize yourself with the disclaimers below—it is important that you understand that you do NOT form an attorney-client relationship with Troutman Amin, LLP merely by submitting a report and the firm cannot provide legal advice to you until you sign a formal engagement letter. More information below.

We are not in this to make a buck. This isn’t even the sort of law we practice. But we take seriously our leadership role in the industry and really want to help people.

We thank you for your bravery in coming forward and helping to make the industry safer for others who might have faced the same treatment without your report.

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By using the Report Abuse form you acknowledge you have read and agree to the disclosures below and that the information you are providing is true and correct—within your own personal knowledge. If you choose to submit a report anonymously you acknowledge that Troutman Amin, LLP will have no ability to contact you to follow up on your report, but that information will be added to the database and shared with others as appropriate to facilitate the mission of the Report Abuse service.

Disclosures: Troutman Amin, LLP’s Report Abuse service is a free service provided to all and is not intended to be limited to individuals identifying with any specific gender. The service is designed to serve as an industry-wide database housing anonymous reports that can be shared with LinkUnite board members and conference organizers for the sole purpose of identifying potentially dangerous or repeat offenders so that industry leaders can exclude such individuals from future events. The Report Abuse service does NOT create a legal relationship and although Troutman Amin, LLP and please know that anonymous reports will NOT be reported to law enforcement and we cannot serve as your liaison with any agency unless you provide your contact information and agree to be contacted. Even upon subsequent contact Troutman Amin, LLP is not your attorney until a formal engagement letter is signed and we cannot furnish legal advice until that point. We are happy, however, to assist you in finding additional resources to assist you. Troutman Amin, LLP does not guarantee any result respecting the outcome of any matter shared via the Report Abuse button but we will use and share reports provided to us, in good faith, with board members of Link Unite and—as we may deem appropriate in our sole discretion—conference organizers for the sole purpose of identifying and excluding potentially dangerous or repeat offenders. Even when Troutman Amin, LLP furnishes information to third-parties you acknowledge these third-parties may not act in accordance with our wishes and we have no duty—or ability—to control those third parties. Although we will strive to keep all inquiries confidential there may be some instance when Troutman Amin, LLP may be obligated to share information due to the law or legal process, such as a subpoena.

You acknowledge and agree that unless and until an attorney client relationship is formed via a formal engagement with Troutman Amin, LLP the firm is not your attorneys and is not responsible to you to advise or advance your rights in any forum.