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.