MELA's 16th Annual (Virtual) Conference

  • December 04, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (EST)
  • Online Webinar


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Maryland Employment Lawyers Association

16th Annual (Virtual) Conference

Friday, December 4, 2020

9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


1.  Pay $25 to attend the Conference.

2.  Pay a discounted fee of $25 for a 2021 MELA Membership (regularly $50) and attend the Conference for NO ADDITIONAL COST! 

3.  Pay a discounted fee of $25 for a 2021 Renewal of your MELA Membership (regularly $50) and attend the Conference for NO ADDITIONAL COST! 

(Certain restrictions apply for new applications.  See MELA website for details.)




Morning Sessions


9:00-9:15 am

Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Neil R. Lebowitz, Esquire


9:15-10:15 am

Q & A with EEOC General Counsel Sharon Fast Gustafson

Sharon Fast Gustafson, General Counsel, U.S. EEOC


10:15-10:30 am

Morning Break


10:30-11:30 am

Defense Bar Perspectives on the EEOC Process and Settlement Negotiations

Barnett Q. Brooks, Esquire

Andrew M. Dansicker, Esquire


11:30 am-12:15 pm

Best Practices for Law Firm Management in the Era of COVID (and After)

Meredith “Merry” Campbell, Esquire

Ross Albers, Esquire


12:15-1:30 pm

Lunch Break / Fourth Annual Julie Martin-Korb Excellence in Advocacy Award


Afternoon Sessions


1:30-2:30 pm

COVID-19 Leave and Accommodation Challenges: What’s Next?

Jessica Lee, Esq., Center for WorkLife Law, UC Hastings College of the Law


2:30-3:15 pm

Recap of Recent Employment Laws on the State and Federal Level

Neil R. Lebowitz, Esquire


3:15-3:30 pm

Afternoon Break


3:30-4:30 pm

Supreme Court Update: All the Goings On Last Term and This One

Robert B. Fitzpatrick, Esquire


4:30-5:30 pm

Judge Grimm Wraps It Up, with a Focus on A.I. Evidentiary Issues

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

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