About Us

In ancient Rome, Aequitas held a scale and a cornucopia to show that integrity, fairness, and transparency benefit everyone. This same principle guides everything we do, improving investigations for all concerned.


Bruce Melton

CEO, Founder

Extensive experience in investigations and litigation as outside and in-house counsel. Taught The Business of Law and Law & Ethics in Higher Education. J.D., University of Chicago Law School; Associate Editor of the Law Review. Advanced Management Program, Chicago Booth School of Business.


Sarah Whitlock

VP Product, Co-Founder

Currently Global VP, Presales Strategy for S/4HANA Cloud at SAP. Veteran executive at Salesforce. B.A. and M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Ph.D. candidate in Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford.


Rick Weber

VP Strategy

Former Senior Attorney for the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Founded, managed, and sold legal technology companies. J.D., Vanderbilt; Associate Editor of the Law Review.

Leslie Hakala

VP Investigations & Quality Control

Former Senior Counsel in the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. J.D., Yale; Editorial Board, Yale Law Journal. Bristow Fellow, Office of the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice. Law Clerk, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.


Jennifer Drobac

VP Academics & Research

Professor, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Research interests include sex-based discrimination and harassment, consent, neuroscience, ethics, and Title IX. Member, American Law Institute; former Vice Chair and Trustee, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. J.D. and J.S.D., Stanford.


Andrew Ireland

Development Associate

Andrew is an M.B.A. candidate at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, Korea and law student at Indiana University.


Kevin Colangelo

Vice President,
Head of Enterprise Client
Engagement at HBR Consulting

Kevin is Head of Client Engagement at HBR Consulting, where he is responsible for optimizing the client acquisition, retention and growth processes.

Bill Henderson

Advisory Board

Bill is the Stephen F. Burns Professor of Law at Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law. His scholarship and thought leadership focuses on innovation in the legal academy, law firms, and corporate legal operations.


David Cambria

Advisory Board

David is the Global Director of Operations for Baker McKenzie, where he is responsible for ensuring that the strategies for pricing, legal project management, and other commercial activities are closely matched to increasingly sophisticated client needs and expectations.

David Zafres

Advisory Board

David is a Clinical Professor of Law, Director of Lecturer Recruitment, and Director of Corporate Lab Programs at The University of Chicago Law School.


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