Legal Summit 20202020-09-21T17:23:52+00:00

SHRM-Atlanta Legal Summit

Thursday, October 22, 2020 | VIRTUAL

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

SHRM-Atlanta’s 3rd Annual Virtual Legal Summit will guide your understanding of the complex legal landscape that affects your organization. You will have the opportunity to connect with legal peers so you can stay current with the ever-changing U.S. legislative landscape!

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New for 2020: Full Day and Half Day tickets available!

Join us for SHRM-Atlanta’s 2020 3rd Annual Legal Summit! This Virtual Summit will take you on a deep dive into the world of HR legal issues, right from the comfort of your home or office.

If you can’t make an entire day, Half Day tickets are available. Earn up to 5 Credits with the Half Day Ticket or up to 10 Credits with the Full Day Ticket.

Hot Topics

Learn about the most important legal topics that affect you and your organization.

Experienced Speakers

Hear from some of the top legal experts in Atlanta, sharing the most up-to-date information.

Interactive Discussions

Participate in interactive discussions by connecting with others and deepening your knowledge.

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AGENDA

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Morning Sessions

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Speakers:
Andrea Davis – Associate, Ogletree Deakins
Alexandra Holland – Associate, Ogletree Deakins
Philip Shepherd – Associate, Ogletree Deakins

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Speaker: Ben Briggs – Partner, Labor and Employment, Seyfarth

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Speaker: David Mohl – Principal, Jackson Lewis

This session will cover topics including:

  • LOA Administration
  • Complexities with New Temporary Federal and State-specific Laws
  • Reasonable Accommodation Claims during Work-from-Home Era
  • Interactions of FMLA, ADA, and Workers Comp
  • OSHA during the Pandemic

COVID-19 has brought additional uncertainty to an already challenging leave and accommodation landscape. This presentation will help employers navigate its leave administration during the pandemic. This presentation will address the FFCRA, FMLA, ADA, state leaves and more using practical examples from a leave and COVID-19 expert.

Afternoon Sessions

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Speaker: Keely Collins – Lead Employment Counsel, Hall Benefits Law

After years of controversial legal and political battles, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) commenced its study of compensation data reported during the annual 2019 EEO1-filing. Because compensation data is reported by job category, race, sex and ethnicity, the compensation data study is expected to guide the EEOC’s approach to addressing claims of discriminatory pay. Although the study is not yet complete, human resources professionals may be guided by the data collection process and expected outcomes.

You will leave this session with the following key takeaways:

  • Charting the legal pathway that the EEOC and advocacy organization took for the EEOC to conduct its study on compensation data, including the arguments made by the National Women’s Law Center and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement.
  • Key equal pay case studies before the EEOC to gain an understanding of how the EEOC views pay-based discrimination.
  • Expected outcomes of the study on compensation data reported during the annual 2019 EEO-1 filing and any updates on the study that is currently in progress.
  • Practical policy tips to prevent and manage equal pay liability.

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Speaker: Sarah Lamar – Partner, Hunter Maclean

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SPEAKERS

Partner, Labor and Employment | Seyfarth

Ben Briggs

Lead Employment Counsel | Hall Benefits Law

Keely Jac Collins, Esq., LL.M.

Associate | Ogletree Deakins

Andrea Davis

Shareholder | Ogletree Deakins

Greg Hare

Associate | Ogletree Deakins

Alexandra Holland

Partner | Hunter Maclean

Sarah Lamar

Principal | Jackson Lewis

David Mohl

Associate | Ogletree Deakins

Philip Shepherd

Partner, Labor and Employment | Seyfarth

Ben Briggs

Benjamin serves as co-chair of the firm’s Workplace Safety & Environmental practice group. He counsels and represents clients on issues involving federal and state statutes that govern employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation, wage and hour, employee leave, and workplace safety and health. In addition, Benjamin assists clients in matters involving the protection of trade secrets and the enforcement of non-compete agreements and other restrictive covenants.

Benjamin has successfully represented employers from a wide array of industries including staffing, building and consumer products, technology, retail, automotive, distribution, utilities, insurance services, construction and media in federal and state court litigation and administrative proceedings in jurisdictions across the US. He has defended employers in single and multiplaintiff cases involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliatory discharge, failure to accommodate and interference with protected rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 and various other local, state and federal statutes. His significant workplace safety and health practice includes contesting, litigating and negotiating favorable resolutions of federal and state OSHA citations, as well as representing employers in federal and state OSHA inspections arising from workplace fatalities and other catastrophes. Benjamin also represents employers in OSHA whistleblower retaliation cases.

Lead Employment Counsel | Hall Benefits Law

Keely Jac Collins, Esq., LL.M.

Keely Collins concentrates her practice in the area of Employee Benefits and Compensation, partnering with clients to prepare them for external regulatory audits, representing them in board meetings, developing and managing bespoke employee benefits and compensation plans, and providing general and pension counsel. She works with businesses and agencies of all sizes, from unionized employers with thousands of employees to family businesses with just a few. As counselor and advocate, the success of her clients is Keely’s main objective. Accuracy, strategy, responsiveness, enthusiasm, and loyalty are at the heart of Keely’s value to the businesses she serves.

Associate | Ogletree Deakins

Andrea Davis

Andrea is an associate attorney in the Atlanta office of Ogletree Deakins. She focuses her practice on employment-based immigration.

Andrea completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley and received her Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law. During her law school career, Andrea gained experience working in the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic, preparing non-immigrant U-visa petitions for victims of violent crimes, and interning in the Health and Public Assistance Section of the North Carolina Department of Justice. She was also the Online Editor for the North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology (NC JOLT).

Andrea gained several years of corporate immigration experience working in-house at a large technology company prior to joining Ogletree. Currently, Andrea focuses on providing corporate immigration support to clients of all sizes across various industries, including Fortune 50 technology companies. She manages and provides comprehensive strategic planning on the full range of immigration matters, from hire to permanent residency, including H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1, J-1, E-3, H-3, STEM OPT, PERM, I-140 (EB1a, b, c, and PERM-based) and I-485 applications. She advises clients on immigration-related compliance matters, regulatory changes, and adjudicatory trends. Additionally, she assist clients with developing and implement internal immigration programs, working with internal Immigration, HR, Global Mobility, and in-house Legal teams.

Shareholder | Ogletree Deakins

Greg Hare

Greg Hare has been an employment lawyer at Ogletree his entire career, ever since 1991. He assists companies with human resources and employment-related litigation matters, including wrongful termination claims, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, employment contracts, trade secrets, and non-compete agreements.

He advises clients on a wide range of human resources topics, such as drug testing, employee discipline and discharge, severance planning, independent contractor classifications, wage payment, family and medical leave, disability law, military leave, joint employment issues, affirmative action and reductions in force.

Mr. Hare also counsels clients on traditional labor relations matters involving union avoidance, decertification, strike contingency planning, double-breasting, grievance administration and arbitration, collective bargaining, unfair labor practice litigation, and other matters involving the National Labor Relations Board, including “protected concerted activity” cases.

Mr. Hare encourages companies to develop proactive human resources strategies that are designed to minimize exposure to costly litigation and disputes. This commonly includes conducting comprehensive employment law compliance audits, employment policy design and review, management training and counseling, and simulated problem solving workshops.

Associate | Ogletree Deakins

Alexandra Holland

Alexandra is an immigration attorney in the Atlanta office. She has been working the in the field of immigration law since 2007, developing a comprehensive understanding of employment-based and family-based immigration. Her experience includes managing the immigration process for multinational corporations in various industries and business sectors, including software development, packaging/logistics, defense/security, aerospace engineering, optical networking, environmental and electronics engineering, IT consulting, insurance, and academia, among others.

Alexandra works with multinational organizations to develop and implement internal immigration policies and procedures, including employee policies, I-9 and LCA compliance, and merger and acquisition strategies. She provides strategy guidance and legal counsel in connection with all aspects of the nonimmigrant and immigrant visa process, including filings with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Department of State, and the Department of Labor.

Alexandra is admitted to practice law in Georgia, and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (B.A. in Political Science and Peace Studies) and Kennesaw State University (M.S. in Conflict Management). She obtained her law degree from Georgia State University. Throughout law school, Alexandra worked full-time as a supervising paralegal for a corporate immigration law firm in Atlanta and continued her employment with that firm as an attorney prior to joining Ogletree.

Alexandra is an active board member of both World Trade Center Atlanta and the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) International Business Society; and she regularly provides pro bono immigration counsel in partnership with various non-profit organizations in Atlanta.

Partner | Hunter Maclean

Sarah Lamar

Sarah Lamar is a partner in the Firm’s Savannah office and practices in the area of employment law. Sarah has experience representing employers in employment litigation in state and federal courts regarding discrimination and employment laws such as Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, and Fair Labor Standards Act, among others. She also represents employers in breach of contract actions, including non-competes and tort claims, and in agency investigations brought by the U.S. and Georgia Departments of Labor, the EEOC, OFCCP, and U.S. ICE. She conducts in-house training for employers and advises clients on a variety of human resource issues, including their federal affirmative action and immigration law obligations.

Sarah is admitted to the bars of Georgia and the District of Columbia. She is also admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Georgia; the Northern District of Florida; and the District of Maryland. She is a member of the American Bar Association and the Savannah Bar Association. She was previously chair of ALFA International, a global legal networking organization, and serves on ALFA International’s Employment Practice Group Steering Committee. Sarah is also the chair of the Government Affairs Committee for the Georgia Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and speaks around the state on legislative issues affecting the workplace.

Sarah has been named a Georgia Super Lawyer and one of the Best Lawyers in America in Labor and Employment Law. The highly competitive Chambers USA legal directory highlighted Sarah in its Georgia Employment Law rankings.

Principal | Jackson Lewis

David Mohl

David Mohl is a Principal in the Atlanta, Georgia, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice focuses on proactive and preventative advice and counsel, with an emphasis in the area of leave management, focusing on the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, paid sick leave and related leave statutes and policies.

In addition, Mr. Mohl has a wide range of labor and employment law experience, including wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, employment agreements, restrictive covenants, training and workplace investigations.

As a member of Jackson Lewis’ COVID-19 team, Mr. Mohl also regularly assists employers with COVID-19 issues.

Mr. Mohl brings a unique business perspective, having worked in the corporate legal departments for Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, he served as Associate General Counsel at a Fortune 300 global consumer packaged goods company where he was a member of the General Counsel’s Senior Leadership Team and was responsible for the company’s global labor and employment, litigation and privacy functions. Prior to that, he served as Senior Counsel at a large global health service and insurance company, where he provided legal counsel and strategic advice regarding all employment matters globally. Mr. Mohl also served in a general counsel capacity for the company’s third-party leave administration business.

Mr. Mohl is a frequent speaker on legal developments under the ADA, FMLA, COVID-19 and other employment law issues.

Associate | Ogletree Deakins

Philip Shepherd

Philip is an immigration attorney in the Atlanta, GA office. He has been practicing in the field of immigration since 2012.

Philip focuses on employment-based immigration, counseling multinational organizations, providing guidance in securing immigration benefits for individual employees, and ensuring compliance with applicable regulations. He also guides in strategic policy development related to all aspects of the nonimmigrant and immigrant visa process and filings before United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Philip has experience with immigration filings in several industries including, IT consulting, medical, engineering, and finance, among others.

Philip is licensed to practice law in the State of Georgia, and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He is also admitted to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States District Court for both the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, and Florida Coastal School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctor.

Prior to joining Ogletree, Philip was an attorney with a Michigan-based immigration firm and operated the Atlanta, GA satellite office. He has also worked as an attorney in boutique immigration firm in Atlanta, GA, where he practiced all aspects of U.S. immigration law.

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VIRTUAL EVENT

The 2020 Legal Summit is a VIRTUAL Summit that will take place completely online!

This fully interactive online summit that will bring amazing HR legal education right to your home, office – or wherever you’ll join from!

You can attend live sessions, interact with speakers, network with other attendees, connect with sponsors, and so much more.

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TICKETS

We can’t wait for you to join us for a Full Day of legal education! If you can’t make an entire day, Half Day tickets are also available.

Full Day

  • Access to all 10 Morning and Afternoon Live Sessions
  • 10 SHRM/HRCI Credits
  • Watch replays of all 10 Sessions (Morning and Afternoon) OnDemand after the event
  • Connect with speakers and other attendees through Chat + Video
  • Networking Happy Hour

Half Day

  • Access to 5 Live Sessions (either Morning or Afternoon)
  • 5 SHRM/HRCI Credits
  • Watch replays of either Morning or Afternoon sessions OnDemand after the event
  • Connect with speakers and other attendees through Chat + Video
  • Afternoon Ticket only: Networking Happy Hour

PRICING

Full Day Half Day
SHRM-Atlanta Member $159 $99
Event+
Includes 1 Year of SHRM-Atlanta Membership
$299 Not Available
Non-Member $309 $179
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SPONSORS

Are you interested in sponsoring with SHRM-Atlanta? Email jchoice@shrmatlanta.org for more information.

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