2019 Labor & Employment Conference: Updates & Hot Topics (5.5 General Participatory Credits)

Published by San Diego County Bar Association


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Ever a hot topic, Labor and Employment law issues permeate the headlines and our everyday lives. In this not to be missed full-day conference, an esteemed panel of speakers from our local bench and bar will tackle these issues head-on, including, providing updates on the latest and greatest in legal authority for this constantly changing area of law, presenting a view from the bench with regard to litigating employment & labor issues, discussing navigation of sexual harassment claims in a #metoo era, addressing the handling of the increasingly common PAGA claim and optimizing the use of ADR to resolve employment and labor matters. This conference is designed for lawyers across all experience levels who advise clients in any area of labor and employment law.

Hon. Katherine A. Bacal
Judge - Superior Court of California
Katherine Bacal is a judge for the Superior Court of San Diego County in California. She was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in January 2008. Judge Bacal hears civil matters in an independent calendar department. Prior to taking the...More
Hon. Mitchell Demblin
United States Magistrate Judge - Southern District of California
Judge Dembin was sworn in as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of California on March 18, 2011. Prior to his appointment, he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in San Diego and served as the Cybercrime Coordinator for the...More
Hon. William McCurine, Jr.
Magistrate Judge (Retired) - Southern District of California
On January 5, 2004, William McCurine, Jr. was sworn in as a Magistrate Judge in the Southern District of California. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1975, Judge McCutine concentrated his practice on civil litigation with an emphasis in...More
Hon. William Pate
Judge (Retired) - San Diego County Superior Court
Hon William C. Pate (Ret.) effectively handles a wide variety of civil matters, including complex cases. Judge Pate joined JAMS following 20 years of distinguished service with the San Diego County Superior Court. During that time, he regularly...More
Hon. Linda Quinn
Judge (Retired) - San Diego Superior Court
After 25 years on the San Diego Superior Court bench, Judge Linda Quinn joined Judicate West in 2012. She is available for mediations, arbitrations, and all other private judging assignments. While on the bench she handled hundreds of settlement...More
Hon. Randa Trapp
Judge - Superior Court of San Diego County
Randa Trapp is a judge for the Superior Court of San Diego County in California. In 2003, after practicing law for nearly 20 years, Judge Trapp was appointed by then Governor Gray Davis to the bench. Judge Trapp is a Past President of the Earl B....More
Hon. Joel R. Wohfeil
Judge - San Diego Superior Court
Judge Joel Wohlfeil currently presides in Department 73 of the Central - Hall of Justice courthouse. Judge Wohlfeil is a member of the American Judges Association, California Judges Association, San Diego County Judges Association and American Board...More
Hali M. Anderson, Esq.
Employment Lawyer - GrahamHollis APC
Hali Anderson has been litigating wage and hour class actions as well as single plaintiff employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation cases since 2008. After 10 years of representing employers, Hali has finally found her home representing...More
Harvey Berger, Esq.
Founding Partner - Berger, Williams & Reynolds, LLP
For over 30 years Harvey has represented individuals, small businesses and billion dollar corporations in all aspects of civil litigation. Many of his clients have stayed with him for over a decade. His specialty is employment law, both representing...More
Corrie Klekowski, Esq.
Attorney - Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP
Corrie Klekowski is a passionate and creative litigator. She specializes in dispositive motion work—eliminating claims against her clients early in litigation. Corrie represents employers through all litigation stages and has particular experience...More
Scott Markus, Esq.
Attorney-Mediator - Agreement Commercial Mediation
Scott Markus, San Diego County’s first full-time attorney-mediator, facilitates settlements of complex litigation throughout Southern California. Since 1992, Mr. Markus has mediated nearly 4,000 disputes involving personal injury, insurance,...More
Debra Reilly, Esq., SPHR
Employment Lawyer - Reilly & Associates
Debra L. Reilly, Esq., SPHR, is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law and the founder of Reilly Workplace Investigations in Encinitas, California. She has been an employment law attorney for 30 years, having conducted hundreds of...More
Michael D. Singer, Esq.
Attorney - Cohelan Khoury & Singer
Michael D. Singer, Esq. is a 1984 graduate of U.C. Hastings Law School. He graduated magna cum laude from San Francisco State University in 1980 with a B.A. in English. He was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1984 and the State Bar of...More
Susan Swan, Esq.
Owner - Swan Employment Law
Susan Swan owns Swan Employment Law, where she exclusively represents employees, primarily in sexual harassment, pregnancy and gender discrimination, disability discrimination, and retaliation cases. Susan has conducted twenty jury trials as first...More
Alex Tomasevic, Esq.
Partner - Nicholas & Tomasevic
Alex Tomasevic is a partner at Nicholas & Tomasevic, LLP. He began litigating with the firm in 2006. His practice areas include consumer and employment class actions, business and employment litigation, arbitration, and appeals. Mr. Tomasevic’s...More

Originally Published

April 12, 2019

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • 2019 Labor & Employment Conference: Updates & Hot Topics - Video 1
  • 2019 Labor & Employment Conference: Updates & Hot Topics - Video 2
  • 2019 Labor & Employment Conference: Updates & Hot Topics - Paper

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