Events  |  05-29-20

CLE Webinar: Employment Claims and Potential Economic Damages – What to Expect in the “New Normal”

CLE Webinar: Employment Claims and Potential Economic Damages – What to Expect in the “New Normal”

Join moderator Sheila Murphy (Consultant, Bates Group) and A. Christine Davis (Managing Director of Forensic Accounting and damages expert, Bates Group) along with three accomplished employment lawyers, Maureen Bogue (Founder, Pacific Employment Law), Jeanine Conley Daves (Shareholder, Littler Mendelson P.C.), and Elizabeth Thompson (Counsel, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP), as they explore and address employment-related litigation issues, including wage and hour and potential economic damages claims, stemming from COVID-19.

CLE Credit pending in CA, MO. Reciprocal credit eligible in NY, NJ, FL.

Registration is required to attend this Zoom Webinar.

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Program Faculty:

Sheila Murphy, Esq. (Moderator), Consultant, Bates Group

Sheila Murphy is a Bates Group expert and consultant with over 30 years of legal, insurance, regulatory and retail litigation experience. Prior to joining Bates, Ms. Murphy served MetLife in various legal roles. Most recently, as Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Ms. Murphy led the Regulatory and Retail Litigation Unit, which provided strategic advice on litigation and regulatory matters for MetLife's U.S. insurance and financial products businesses. Her team counseled on broker-dealer, compliance and public policy issues as well as advised on litigation and regulatory matters. Ms. Murphy has received numerous industry awards throughout her career and has been a speaker and panelist for various continuing education and industry-related symposia.

A. Christine Davis, Managing Director, Forensic Accounting and Economic Damages, Bates Group

A. Christine Davis is Managing Director of Forensic Accounting and Financial Crimes, based in Bates Group’s San Francisco office. Christine has over twenty-six years of forensic accounting, audit, tax and dispute consulting experience. In addition to being a CPA in California and New York, she is a Certified Valuation Analyst and holds the Certified in Financial Forensics credential issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She also holds an arbitrator certificate. Christine is frequently retained as a consulting and testifying expert for complex commercial litigation and regulatory matters and as a forensic accountant for fraud or accounting investigations. As a financial, accounting or damages expert, she assists in all phases of litigation by providing calculations, analytical insight, discovery assistance, and expert testimony by deposition, in arbitrations and at trial in federal and state courts.

Maureen Bogue, Founder, Pacific Employment Law

Maureen Bogue has 25 years of experience as an employment litigator and counselor, and has represented employers of all sizes in state and federal courts and in arbitration.  She has significant experience defending employers in wage and hour claims (including class actions), as well as claims for discrimination, harassment, failure to accommodate and related employment claims.  She also represents employers in EEOC and EDD audits. Ms. Bogue has been conducting workplace investigations for 20 years and is often retained to investigate claims of harassment, discrimination or retaliation asserted against senior members of management.

Jeanine Conley Daves, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson P.C.

Jeanine Conley Daves has represented many of the nation’s leading companies in employment-related disputes and workplace investigations. She has successfully tried cases in both state and federal court and has significant experience litigating race, age, gender, religion and disability discrimination lawsuits, wage and hour class and collective actions and whistleblower and retaliation claims. Jeanine advises and counsels clients in all industries, particularly the manufacturing, retail, financial services and media and entertainment industries and has represented clients before numerous government agencies. She navigates clients through all areas of employment law, from hiring to termination.

Elizabeth Thompson, Counsel, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Elizabeth Thompson has a multi-faceted practice focusing on employment and complex commercial litigation, trade secret protection, and employment advice and counseling. She has broad experience representing employers in overtime class actions, wrongful termination, and discrimination cases. Elizabeth counsels clients in all aspects of the employment relationship including wage and hour law, reductions in force, high-risk terminations, disability accommodations, sexual harassment complaints, and compliance with the overlapping requirements of the many federal, state, and local employee leave and wage replacement laws. She regularly advises executives with private and publicly traded companies in the negotiation of employment agreements and severance agreements.


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