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Strategies for Preventing Workplace Violence and Understanding Your Legal Obligations
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Strategies for Preventing Workplace Violence and Understanding Your Legal Obligations
Strategies for Preventing Workplace Violence and Understanding Your Legal Obligations


When: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Where: VBA on Main
1111 E. Main St.
3rd Floor Conference Room
Richmond, Virginia  23219
United States
Jennifer E. Strader

Phone: 804-644-0041 ext. 116

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VBA on Main presents

Strategies for Preventing Workplace Violence & Understanding Your Legal Obligations.

MCLE Credits: 2.0 (Approved) 

VBA on Main presents a timely panel discussion on avoiding workplace violence, taking threats seriously and the appropriate action to deal with those threats. The second hour of the program will include Active Shooter Training by FBI Special Agent Robert Cook.


  • Timothy J. Heaphy, legal counsel, University of Virginia
  • Timothy Longo, Sr., interim police chief, University of Virginia
  • Kevin E. Martingayle, Bischoff Martingayle, P.C.

The presentation is free. Registration is required.


About the panelists

Special Agent Robert Cook has been employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation since January 2000.  He has worked in both the Criminal and National Security branches.  In the Criminal branch he was assigned to the Violent Crime/ Major Offenders (VCMO) squad, investigating fugitive matters, conducting gang and drug investigations and investigating interstate transportation of stolen property.  In the National Security branch, he was as assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) and worked International and Domestic Terrorism investigations; in addition he served as the Acting Supervisor of the Richmond JTTF.  SA Cook was assigned to the FBI Richmond SWAT team as an operator for over 11 years.  While a member of the SWAT team, he completed numerous FBI tactical courses to include the Observer/Sniper course, Rappel Master course and Man Tracking operations course.  During his last four years as a member he served as the Senior Team Leader.  In 2005, SA Cook completed both the law enforcement Instructor Development Course and the Firearms Instructor Course.  He has served as the Richmond Division Principal Firearms Instructor for over twelve years and is a participant in the FBI’s Adjunct Faculty Program for Terrorism and Leadership instruction.  SA Cook is also a FBI certified Tactical Instructor and Advance Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) certified instructor, providing Active Shooter Response training to law enforcement officers and civilians. 

Timothy J. Heaphy was appointed as legal counsel to the University of Virginia by Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, effective Sept. 1, 2018. Before his appointment, Heaphy served as a partner with Hunton Andrews Kurth, chairing the firm’s white-collar defense and internal investigations practice.

His experience includes investigations and prosecutions in a broad range of subjects including national security, financial and health care fraud, public corruption, international and national organized crime, environmental crime, money laundering, and civil rights. He also has significant experience in matters involving public institutions, state agencies, and colleges and universities.

After earning his bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Virginia in 1986, he taught at a private school for a year and then joined the staff of then-Sen. Joseph R. Biden. He returned to Charlottesville, Virginia, in 1988 to attend the University of Virginia Law School, graduating in 1991. As a law student at UVA, he helped start a loan forgiveness program for students who entered public service work after graduation.

Timothy Longo, Sr. recently retired as chief of police of the city of Charlottesville. Longo previously served 19 years with the Baltimore Police Department, where he rose to the rank of colonel, serving as chief of technical services, chief of staff to the police commissioner, Southeastern District commander and director of the Emergency Communications Center. He worked in patrol and commanded the Special Investigations Section within the Internal Investigations Division. Longo has been a recipient of the Police Commissioner's Award of Excellence and the Webber Seavey Award. Longo is a graduate of Towson University and the University of Baltimore, School Of Law. He currently serves as a police practices expert in both criminal matters and Section 1983 claims, and assists in the monitoring of two consent decrees; United States of America v. City of Cleveland and United States of America v. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Kevin E. Martingayle is a litigation and appellate attorney based in Virginia Beach. He has been practicing law since 1992 and co-founded the firm Bischoff Martingayle, P.C. in 2012. A large portion of his practice involves employment law, workplace disputes, discrimination litigation, cases against various governmental entities, litigating and teaching legal and judicial ethics, and working to improve mental health and wellness in the legal profession. Kevin is a past president of the Virginia State Bar (VSB) and has held numerous leadership positions in the VSB and various voluntary bars at the state and national levels. Among his current positions, he is on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the Virginia Judges & Lawyers Assistance Program (formerly "Lawyers Helping Lawyers" ). In addition to his busy legal practice, Kevin teaches as an adjunct professor at William & Mary Law School. Kevin graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in three years (Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa), followed by the University of Virginia School of Law. He and his wife, Elisabeth, are the proud parents of three children, all of who are student-athletes at national university. 

Parking information

Parking is available at the following locations:

Bank of America Deck
1111 East Main Street (Enter on Cary Street)
Richmond, VA 23219

Shockoe Slip Garage
110 South 13th Street (Enter on 12th Street)
Richmond, VA 23219

James Center Parking Deck
1000 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219


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