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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

3:00-7:00 p.m.


4:30-5:30 p.m.

Employment Discrimination: The Very Latest on What You Need to Know

Pearl Zuchlewski, Kraus & Zuchlewski, New York, NY

William J. Kelly III, Kelly & Walker LLC, Denver, CO

Nantiya Ruan, Lawyering Process Professor, Sturm College of Law, Denver, CO

5:30-6:00 p.m.

Starting from the Beginning: Complaint and Answer — Drafting and Strategy Tips

Scott McDonald, Little Mendelson PC, Dallas, TX

Sander N. Karp, Karp, Neu, Hanlon, PC, Glenwood Springs, CO


6:00-6:30 p.m.

NLRB/Traditional Labor Law Update

W.V. Bernie Siebert, Sherman & Howard LLC, Denver, CO

Jules L. Smith, Blitman & King LLP, Rochester, NY

Thursday, January 8, 2015

7:00-8:00 a.m.

Settlement Agreements Under Attack: Advanced Considerations and Tax Reporting Issues

Bryan Brum, Attorney, Legal Department, United Parcel Service, Atlanta, GA

Marisa Warren, Pedowitz & Meister, LLP, New York, NY

Gregory M. Sato, Kobayashi  Sugita & Goda, Honolulu, HI

8:00-8:30 a.m.

Wage and Hour Law: 2014 Developments – click to download handouts

David Borgen, Goldstein Borgen Dardarian & Ho PC, Oakland, CA

Ellen C. Kearns, Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP, Boston, MA

Timothy J. Long, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Sacramento, CA

8:30-9:00 a.m.

ERISA Issues for the Employment Lawyer

Bernard T. King, Blitman & King LLP, Syracuse, NY

Erin M. Sweeney, Dickstein Shapiro LLP

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Plenary Session

An Ethical Afternoon at the Movies

Larry J. Cohen, Ph.D., J.D., Cohen’s Counsel, Bethel,  VT

6:30 p.m.

Wine Reception

Friday, January 9, 2015

7:00-7:30 a.m.

ADA & New Developments on Reasonable Accommodation

Glenn A. Duhl, Siegel O’Connor & Beck PC, Hartford, CT

Patrick Solomon, Thomas & Solomon LLP, Rochester, NY


7:30–8:00 a.m.

Noncompetes on the Cutting Edge - click to download handout

Wendi S. Lazar, Outten & Golden LLP, New York, NY

Christina Bost-Seaton, Troutman Sanders LLP, New York, NY

8:00–8:30 a.m.

Judge and Magistrate Judge Class and Collective Actions — What is Viable and What is Not?

John M. Husband, Holland & Hart LLP, Denver, CO

Adam T. Klein, Outten & Golden LLP, New York, NY

 Sander N. Karp, Karp Neu H

8:30-9:00 a.m.

In-House Counsel Think Tank — Controlling/Managing Litigation Cases

Eric Iskra, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, Charleston, WV

Christina Pignatelli, Labor and Employment Counsel, Management & Training Corporation, Centerville, UT

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.

You Did What? … Workplace Investigation Mistakes That Will Cost You Dearly - click to download handout

Jeffrey D. Patton, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, Winston-Salem, NC

Elizabeth Rooney Rita, WPi —  WorkPlace Intelligence, LLC, Denver, CO

Julie Moore, Employment Practices Group, Wellesley, MA

5:00-5:30 p.m.

Effective Opening Statements That Will Win the Day

Laura Schnell, Eisenberg & Schnell LLP, New York, NY

Steven W. Suflas, Ballard Spahr LLP, Cherry Hill, NJ

Honorable Wiley Young Daniel, Judge, U.S. District Court for Colorado, Denver, CO

5:30-6:00 p.m.

Attorney Fee Applications — What Works and What Does Not

Honorable Wiley Young Daniel, Judge, U.S. District Court for Colorado, Denver, CO

Barry D. Roseman, McNamara Roseman & Kazmierski LLP, Denver, CO

Mark Mallery, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC, New Orleans, LA

6:00-6:30 p.m.

Third Party Harassment: Creative Claims & Proactive Defenses

Gail Golman Holtzman, Kass Shuler, P.A., Tampa, FL 

J. Nelson Thomas, Thomas & Solomon LLP,  Rochester, NY

Saturday, January 10, 2015

7:00-7:30 a.m.

Immigration Law: Hottest Issues Affecting the Workforce

Jonathan A. Grode, Green and Spiegel  LLC, Philadelphia, PA

Christopher L. Thomas, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., Denver, CO

7:30-8:00 a.m.

The Latest on Arbitration Provisions and Class Action Waivers 

Waverly D. Crenshaw, Jr., Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, PLLC, Nashville, TN – click to download handout

Robert A. Meister, Pedowitz & Meister LLP, New York, NY – click to download handout

8:00-8:30 a.m.

Navigating international labor and employment issues in corporate transactions:  Know the issues; consult the experts.

Jane F. Greenman, National Executive Service Corps, New York, NY

Wayne N. Outten, Outten & Golden LLP,  New York, NY

Dr. Gerlind Wisskirchen, CMS Hasche Sigle, Cologne, Germany

8:30-9:00 a.m.

Age Discrimination — Best Claims/Best Defenses - click to download handouts

Arnold H. Pedowitz, Pedowitz & Meister LLP, New York, NY

Michelle Gomez, Littler Mendelson, Denver, CO  

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Preparation for Trial: Where the Case is Won? Outlines, Motions, Objections, Exhibits, Etc.

Ty Hyderally, Hyderally & Associates PC, Montclair, NJ

Niall A. Paul, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, Charleston, WV

Honorable Michael J. Watanabe, U.S. District Court for Colorado, Denver, CO

5:30-6:00 p.m.

E-Discovery: What Do You Really Want and What Are You Doing With It?

Jessie Cardinale, Pedowitz & Meister, LLP, New York, NY

Michael P. (Mike) Royal, Fisher & Phillips LLP, Dallas, TX

Honorable Michael J. Watanabe, U.S. District Court for Colorado, Denver, CO

6:00-6:30 p.m.

Mediation Pitfalls

Daniel M. Klein, Littler Mendelson, P.C., Atlanta, GA

Douglas Dexter, Farella Braun, San Francisco, CA

Sunday, January 11, 2015

7:00-8:00 a.m.

Plenary Session— The Times They Are A-Changin’: Social Media Discovery, The Proper Use of Social Media, and Ethical Considerations

Erin Eiselein, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, Denver, CO

8:00-9:00 a.m.
Plenary Session— Cloud-y, with a Chance of Data Leakage

Charles Luce, Jr., Moye White LLP, Denver, CO


Eric W. Iskra
Spilman Thomas & Battle
Charleston, WV

Arnold H. Pedowitz
Pedowitz & Meister LLP
New York, NY

Jules L. Smith
Blitman & King LLP
Rochester, NY

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