In-House Insights on Preventing and Managing Wage & Hour Litigation; Responding to Enhanced Enforcement; Compliance Strategies; Selecting and Retaining Law Firms and Distribution of Legal Spend in Today’s Environment; and More

January 29, 2015 8:00am

Panel 1 | 8:00–8:55

Andrew H. Smith
Head of Employment Law, Americas
Standard Chartered Bank

Sarah Johnson
Senior Employment Counsel

Jeffery Kelsey
Managing Director - Litigation
Federal Express Corp.

Mary Cheddie
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Interval Leisure Group

Arturo Fernandez
Sr. Director, Human Resources Operations
Ryder System Inc.

Stephanie J. Hart

Kaplan, Inc.

James Herman
Associate General Counsel, Employment and Benefits Law
ACE Group

Panel 1 Moderator:

Cheryl D. Orr

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Panel 2 | 8:55–9:50 (break 9:50–9:55)

Mary Ulmer Jones
Associate General Counsel Senior Vice President
Bank of America

Heidi Yurkiw
Senior Assistant Counsel
Senior Assistant Counsel

Philip I. Weis
Director & Senior Employment Counsel
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals

Rebecca Goldstein
Principal Legal Counsel | Employment Law Group

Sharon C. Zehe
Legal Counsel
Mayo Clinic

Steven M. Fleischer
General Labor and Employment Counsel
PSEG Services Corporation

Panel 2 Moderator:

Martin T. Wymer


Panel 3 | 9:55–10:50

Keith James
Corporate Employment Counsel
Masco Corporation

Heather Gatley
Associate General Counsel Global Labor and Employment
Ryder System, Inc.

John W. Hamlin Esq.
Chief Employment Counsel
Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.

Catherine A. Spicer
Vice President – Associate General Counsel
Tailored Brands

Jeffery S. Brockmann
Senior Corporate Counsel
U.S. Bank

Beth Mabe Gianopulos JD
Counsel, Legal Department
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Teri Wilford Wood
Associate General Counsel
IBM Corporation

Kristen H. Albertson
Senior Director - Corporate Ethics, Global Ethics Office
Walmart Stores, Inc.

Panel 3 Moderator:

Mandana Massoumi

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

  • New and emerging areas of risk in the wage & hour landscape
  • Common mistakes and pitfalls to avoid in wage & hour compliance
  • Employment agreements that reduce exposure to claims and keep workers in compliance
  • Implementing and enforcing policies that will protect employers, both locally and nationally
  • Internal audit and assessment: policies, practices, classifications
  • Management and employee training
  • Developing and disseminating response plans
  • Engaging field personnel
  • Factors to consider when deciding whether to hire outside counsel
  • Coordinating your defense, both inside and outside the company
  • Managing complex litigation on a realistic and accurate budget
  • And much more