MELA 14th Annual Conference

  • November 30, 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Crowne Plaza in Greenbelt, 6400 Ivy Lane Greenbelt, MD 20770


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Maryland Employment Lawyers Association

14th Annual Conference

Friday, November 30, 2018

8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Crowne Plaza in Greenbelt

6400 Ivy Lane

Greenbelt, MD 20770


8:15-8:45 a.m. Meet and Greet / Continental Breakfast

8:45-9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Speaker: Robin R. Cockey, Esquire, MELA President, Salisbury

9:00-10:00 a.m. Epic Impact: Forced Arbitration and Class/Collective Actions After Epic Systems               

Speakers: Sally J. Abrahamson, Esquire, Washington, D.C.

Robert B. Fitzpatrick, Esquire, Washington, D.C.

Gregg C. Greenberg, Esquire, Silver Spring

10:00-10:15 a.m. Morning Break

10:15-11:15 a.m.   Images with Impact: Effective Visuals for Trials and Professional Presentations                      

Speaker: Kerri L. Ruttenberg, Esquire, Washington, D.C.

11:15-12:00 p.m. Sexual Harassment Law and Litigation in the Era of “Me Too”

Speakers: Joyce E. Smithey, Esquire, Annapolis

Diane A. Seltzer Torre, Esquire, Bethesda

12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch

Including Presentation of the Second Annual Julie Martin-Korb Excellence in Advocacy Award

1:00-1:45 p.m.     Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Agreements: A Complete Guide in Just 45 Minutes!              

Speakers: Andrew M. Dansicker, Esquire, Hunt Valley

Jay P. Holland, Esquire, Greenbelt

Daniel A. Katz, Esquire, Washington, D.C.

1:45-2:30 p.m. Best Practices for Settlement/Severance Agreements and Navigating Their Thorny Tax Issues

Speakers: Ashley A. Bosché, Esquire, Salisbury

Neil R. Lebowitz, Esquire, Elkridge

Edward J. Leyden, Esquire, Bowie

2:30-2:45 p.m.       Afternoon Break

2:45-3:30 p.m.     LGBTQ Rights Today Under Federal, State, and Local Law              

Speakers: Jesse Weber, Esquire, Baltimore

Heather Wydra, Esquire, Washington, D.C.

3:30-4:30 p.m.   Discovery Disputes, Motions, and Sanctions: Guidance from the Bench             

Speakers: Hon. William G. Connelly (Ret.), Chief Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Hon. Charles B. Day, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Hon. Sherrie L. Krasuer (Ret.), Circuit Court for Prince George’s County

Hon. Benson E. Legg (Ret.), U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

4:30-5:15 p.m.       Judge Grimm Wraps It All Up

Speaker: Hon. Paul W. Grimm, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland 

5:15-6:00 p.m.   Cocktails and Light Hors D’oeuvres

6:00 p.m.               Adjournment

Our location is the same except the hotel is now called Crowne Plaza. 

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