Sunday, February 5, 2023 at 5:30 PM MST
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 6:30 PM MST

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Westgate Park City Resort and Spa 
3000 Canyons Resort Dr
Park City, UT 84098

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Pamela Kesling 
Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC 
(304) 720-4065 

2023 National Labor and Employment Law Symposium 

Earn CLE & Ski with us in Park City, Utah, February 5-8, 2023.
  • Roundtable, interactive, employment law discussions with more than 20 speakers representing in-house counsel, management and plaintiff
  • Hear both the plaintiff and defense side of important labor and employment issues
  • Learn and network with colleagues in your practice area from across the U.S.
  • To join us, click the "register now" link below to pay the $549 registration fee. Then, use the "reserve your room" link below to access our discounted rate of $480/night for your room at The Westgate Park City Resort & Spa.
  • Event registration fee is non-refundable.
  • Individuals must apply for their own CLE credits

The event this year will be held at the Westgate Park City Resort & Spa. Our discounted rate for a luxury suite is $480/night. Group code is 67-337. Click the link below to reserve your room, or, if you prefer to call, dial the hotel at (435) 940-2579.


Sunday, February 5, 2023

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception

Monday, February 6, 2023

7:00 a.m. The Year in Review — Discrimination & Retaliation Update [presentation]
David J. Carr, Ice Miller, Indianapolis, IN
Melinda J. Caterine, Littler Mendelson, P.C., Portland, ME

7:45 a.m. Workplace Investigations — Independence and Conflict Issues [presentation] [white paper]
Julie Moore, Employment Practices Group, Wellesley, MA
Liz Rita, Investigations Law Group, Denver, CO
Sue Ann Van Dermyden, Van Dermyden Makus Investigations Law Firm, Sacramento, CA

8:30 a.m. Travel Tourism: Before and After Dobbs [presentation]
Erin Sweeney, DLA Piper, Washington, D.C.

9:00 a.m. Morning Sessions Adjourn

4:30 p.m. Latest on ESI Planning and Related Strategies [presentation]
Mary Smigielski, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, Chicago, IL
Erin Jones Adams, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, Winston-Salem, NC

5:00 p.m. In-House Perspectives on L&E Issues: What Keeps Us Up at Night
Eric Iskra, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, Charleston, WV
R. Scott Adams, Volvo Financial Services, Inc., Greensboro, NC

Christina Pignatelli, Management and Training Corporation, Centerville, UT
J. Spencer Cook, Performance Fire Protection LLC, Winston-Salem, NC

5:45 p.m. Investigations & Defamation [presentation]
Jeffrey Patton, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, Winston-Salem, NC
Christina Dixon, Aecus Law, Sacramento, CA

6:30 p.m. Evening Sessions Adjourn

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

7:00 a.m. Trends in Post-Covid Disability Claims [presentation] [paper]
Glenn Duhl, Zangari Cohn Cuthbertson Duhl & Grello P.C., New Haven, CT

7:30 a.m. Appearance-Based Issues: Employee Freedom of Expression & Employer Dilemmas [presentation]
Doug Dexter, Farella Braun + Martel LLP, San Francisco, CA
Steven W. Seymour, Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP, Portland, OR

8:15 a.m. Class and Collective Actions: Key Developments from 2022 [presentation] [papers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12]
Anne Shaver, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, San Francisco, CA

9:00 a.m. Morning Sessions Adjourn

4:30 p.m. Employment Arbitration Tips & Best Practices [presentation] [paper]
Jason Marsili, Rosen Marsili Rapp LLC, Los Angeles, CA
Ty Hyderally, Hyderally & Associates, Montclair, NJ
David Hughes, Jackson Lewis, Atlanta, GA

5:15 p.m. 30(b)6 Depositions; Playing Good Offense and Planning a Good Defense [presentation]
Adam Klein, Outten & Golden LLP, New York, NY
Sean Gallagher, Polsinelli, Denver, CO

5:45 p.m. Utilizing Global Mobility and Remote Work as a Benefit for Employees and as a Retention Tool for Employers
Jonathan Grode, Green & Spiegel LLC, Philadelphia, PA
Jeffrey Bell, Polsinelli, Kansas City, MO

6:30 p.m. Evening Sessions Adjourn

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

7:00 a.m. The European Developments in L&E Law -- And Their Impact on Global Companies [presentation]
Dr. Gerlind Wisskirchen, CMS Germany

7:45 a.m. Restrictive Covenant Agreements & Trade Secret Theft Litigation [presentation]
Stephen Fox, Sheppard Mullin, Dallas, TX

8:30 a.m. Morning Sessions Adjourn

4:30 p.m. Expanding the Pie: Interest-Based Mediation in Employment Disputes [presentation]
Daniel Klein, Klein Dispute Resolution, Atlanta, GA

5:00 p.m. How to “Build Up” on Your Direct Examination and “Tear Down” on Your Cross Examination
Steven Suflas, Holland & Hart, LLP, Salt Lake City, UT
Laura Schnell, Eisenberg & Schnell, LLP, New York, NY

5:45 p.m. Critical Lessons Learned from Juries: How Do They Think & What Do You Need to Do About It? [presentation]
Sharon Iskra, Bailey Glasser, Charleston, WV
Fred Plevin, Paul Plevin Quarles, San Diego, CA

6:30 p.m. Evening Sessions Adjourn