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Our Mission Statement

We believe in integrity, creativity, innovation, and hard work balanced with healthy families.

We believe in leading our industry with courage, in taking risks to be different and be the best.

We believe our clients are our number one priority. We will listen to them, solve their problems, and put their needs before our own.

We believe our employees are critical to achieving our objectives and believe in a work environment where employees are accountable to each other and themselves and proactively help and support each other.

In every aspect of our business and in all situations, we believe in doing what is right, honest, and ethical. In this way, our character and our faith will be evident.

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EPL/Human Resources
Directors & Officers

Meet the Team

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Randall J. Krause, Esq.

Randall J. Krause, Esq.


Randall Krause is President, CEO and Co-Founder of ePlace Solutions, Inc. Prior to co-founding ePlace in 1999, Randy engaged in a national law practice and is an active member of the bar in both California and Michigan.

Additionally, Randy is the co-founder and current partner of the Privacy Law Group, a boutique law firm that provides advice to clients throughout the United States on data privacy and security matters.

Randy’s experience in both data privacy and employment law matters includes leading teams of consultants to provide risk management services to thousands of organizations, both large and small, in connection with HIPAA, privacy, data breach prevention, risk assessments, incident response planning, data breach tabletop simulations, harassment/discrimination issues, wage and hour issues, FMLA, ADA, ADEA, and more.

A frequent speaker on data privacy and employment topics, he regularly conducts data breach workshops for large entities across the nation. Randy is active in many industry associations, including the Professional Liability Underwriters Society, Risk & Insurance Management Society, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of California, among others.

Elise M. Krause, Esq.

Elise M. Krause, Esq.


Elise Krause is a co-founder of ePlace Solutions and an attorney licensed in California. Elise has engaged in a national law practice in Michigan and California with an emphasis on health care, privacy and employment-related matters.

In her work as general (outside) counsel to one of California’s largest mental health care providers and long-term nursing home facilities, she regularly navigated complex areas of privacy and HIPAA compliance including representing her clients in HIPAA compliance audits. She litigated one of the first CAN-SPAM Act cases and has also counseled and litigated on behalf of large financial institutions, internet service providers and ATM/credit card processors.

In the employment law area, Elise has litigated well over 50 harassment cases, some through trial. Elise’s practice included both compliance and litigation in all aspects of federal and state employment laws, including harassment/discrimination issues, California wage and hour issues, Title VII issues, Family Medical Leave Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and Americans with Disabilities Act, among other things. Elise drafted workers compensation laws in connection with her representation of California tribal casinos.

Elise graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1987. She is an active member of the California State Bar. Additionally, Elise holds an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Erich Falke, Esq., CIPP/US

Erich Falke, Esq., CIPP/US

Chief Information Security Officer & Cyber Risk Practice Manager

Erich Falke is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).

Prior to joining ePlace, Erich was a partner in the Chambers-ranked Privacy and Data Protection department at Baker & Hostetler LLP. While at Baker & Hostetler, Erich counseled clients who had experienced a data security incident in the healthcare, financial, retail and professional fields.

Erich has an electrical engineering background and, prior to practicing in the privacy and data protection area, spent over 15 years as an intellectual property attorney litigating patent, trade secret and Computer Fraud and Abuse Act claims in federal court and routinely advised clients on intellectual property matters.

As the Cyber Risk Practice Manager, Erich is responsible for overall operations of ePlace’s cyber risk management services. ePlace’s cyber services minimize risks of cyber attacks by working closely with policyholders to develop and implement sound cybersecurity practices through comprehensive online educational and guidance materials and extensive employee training.

Jena M. Harlos, Esq.,

Jena M. Harlos, Esq.,

HR/EPL Practice Manager

Jena Harlos is a licensed attorney in both California and Wisconsin.

Prior to joining ePlace Solutions in 2019, Jena defended both small, local employers and large (including Fortune 500) companies against claims of discrimination, harassment, wage and hour violations, and wrongful termination, as well as FMLA, CFRA, and ADA violations. She regularly counseled employers regarding sensitive employment matters (e.g. terminations) and compliance with new laws and regulations. She has provided training on a range of employment matters, including sexual harassment training.

As the EPL Practice Manager, Jena leads teams of HR Professionals and HR Analysts in providing comprehensive HR risk management services to thousands of organizations nationwide by delivering practical guidance for complicated legal and regulatory requirements under state and federal law. Areas of guidance cover the entirety of the employment relationship from hiring to discipline to termination, employee leave options, wage and hour, harassment, discrimination, workforce training, and more.

In 2018 and 2019, Jena was selected to the Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers Rising Stars List. She received her law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Manya Mohoff

Manya Mohoff

Vice President, Operations

Manya brings over 20 years of experience in the risk-management industry with ePlace Solutions. In her current role of Vice President of Operations, Manya provides operational leadership for the organization, manages the overall strategy in each practice area and identifies new areas for growth. Additionally, Manya supervises ePlace’s information, administrative, and IT teams and is responsible for the organization and coordination of office operations, procedures, and resources.

Manya is skilled in complex customer relationship management programs (CRM) which allow her team to provide individual attention to over 10,000 clients including the monthly distribution of over 120,000 emails. Her administrative team is well versed in programs such as Outlook, Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat Professional resulting in the best custom designed risk-management materials available.

Jillian Ostrove

Jillian Ostrove

SML and D&O Practice Manager

Jill Ostrove is the SML and D&O Practice Manager at ePlace Solutions, Inc. She is a licensed attorney in California, where she received her JD from Western State University College of Law and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from University of California, Riverside.

Prior to joining ePlace Solutions, Jill gained significant experience in civil law, including bankruptcy, real estate law, landlord tenant disputes, breach of contract, insurance defense, and criminal prosecution.

As a prosecutor, Jill trained law enforcement and handled thousands of cases from investigation through filing, hearings, jury trials, and sentencing. Those cases encompassed gang crimes, domestic violence and sexual misconduct, child abuse, animal cruelty, substance abuse, sex offender crimes, vehicular manslaughter, and everything in between.

As the SML and D&O Practice Manager, Jill is responsible for oversight of both units. She develops policies, procedures, and extensive training materials to meet an organization’s risk management needs.

Laura Calderon Rivera

Laura Calderon Rivera

Director of Client Relations

Prior to joining ePlace Solutions, Laura devoted 20 years in client engagement and business development in the hospitality industry.

As Director of Client Relations, her responsibilities include building and maintaining relationships with clients, addressing client needs and concerns, and conducting client business reviews.

Laura studied Business Management and Marketing at University of Phoenix.

Violet Sullivan, Esq. CIPP/US

Violet Sullivan, Esq. CIPP/US

Cybersecurity Consulting Practice Manager

Violet Sullivan is a licensed attorney in Texas and Pennsylvania and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), with a JD/MBA from Baylor University.

Prior to joining ePlace Solutions, Violet worked on the customer responses for some of the largest data breaches to date, including: Home Depot, Sony, and Anthem. Her experience in managing many large scale breach responses led to her expertise and proficiency in proactively preparing organizations for data security and privacy incidents.

At ePlace Solutions, Violet reviews and develops customized incident response plans to ensure organizations are prepared to respond efficiently and effectively to a data breach. Violet also provides consulting to improve internal coordination, and prepares, facilitates and leads customized table top simulations focused on "pressure-testing" an organization’s incident response procedures and protocols. In addition to consulting services, Violet also manages relationships with partners and develops unique services designed to suit an organization’s cyber risk management needs.

Bernice Wheelock

Bernice Wheelock

Human Resources Professional

Bernice has over 20 years’ experience working in human resources. In her current role, Bernice provides HR guidance and advice to both small and large employers in a wide variety of industries. Prior to joining ePlace in 2014, Bernice worked as an HR Manager for a research and development company, handling all aspects of HR from recruitment to benefits administration. Bernice graduated from California State University, Fresno and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resource (SPHR) from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).