Upcoming events

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

    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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