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2018 Labor & Employment Conference: Updates & Hot Topics (4.25 General Participatory Credits and .75 Participatory Elimination Of Bias Credit)

Published by San Diego County Bar Association


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Labor and employment law is a popular topic lately for myriad reasons. In this full-day conference, speakers will address legal updates from the legislature, case law, and regulatory authorities and will also provide practical and real life examples of how these issues affect this area of practice. Our panel of experts will also cover immigration, marijuana, and off-duty conduct in a politically charged climate. 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. Eddie Sturgeon
Supervising Judge, Civil Division - San Diego Superior Court
Judge Sturgeon has over 40 years’ experience in the legal field. He was a criminal trial attorney before being appointed to the bench in 1988. The San Diego Trial Lawyers Association named him 1990 and 2014 Trial Judge of the Year. Judge Sturgeon is...More
Hali M. Anderson, Esq.
Senior Associate - Graham Hollis, 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...More

Caroline Betancourth, Esq.
Vice-Chair of the Immigration Law Section - SDCBA
Caroline Betancourth is an Associate in Fragomen's San Diego office, where she practices exclusively in the field of corporate immigration law. Caroline represents large corporate clients with a variety of employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant...More
Joanne Alnajjar Buser, Esq.
Joanne Alnajjar Buser works in the area of labor and employment law. Her experience includes the representation of employers in state and federal courts, arbitration, and administrative agencies. Joanne defends against charges of discrimination,...More
Carolina Bravo-Karimi, Esq.
Attorney - Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP
Carolina Bravo-Karimi, Esq. is a member of the firm's Employment Law group. Her practice is focused on representing employers in a variety of employment disputes, including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour...More
Patti Perez, Esq.
VP of Workplace Strategy - Emtrain
Patti Perez, Esq. is on a mission to transform workplace culture. She combines her experience as a licensed California attorney, a professionally-certified HR executive, a specialist in the prevention and resolution of workplace drama, an expert...More
Kristin Rizzo, Esq.
Kristin Rizzo is an award-winning attorney and owner of the Rizzo Law Firm. Kristin is experienced, knowledgeable and committed to advocating on behalf of employees and consumers. She is passionate, creative, and dedicated to achieving results for...More
Monica Idalia Sherman, Esq.
Associate - Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
Monica is an Associate in the San Diego office, where she assists individual and corporate clients with the filing of PERM applications, employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions, adjustment of status applications, outstanding...More
Kimberly R. Simms, Esq.
Attorney - Law Office of Kimberly R. Simms
Kimberly R. Simms earned her law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and became a member of the California State Bar in 2009. Kimberly has dedicated her entire legal career to the cannabis industry. She started her law practice immediately...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
Wink Twyman, Esq.
Field Attorney - National Labor Relations Board
Wink Twyman, Esq. has served as a Field Attorney with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) since April 11, 1999. As a Field Attorney, Wink has investigated unfair labor practice charges involving Fortune 500 and small corporations, unions and...More
Miranda Watkins, Esq.
Attorney - Fisher Phillips LLP
Miranda Watkins, Esq. is an attorney in the firm's San Diego office. Miranda is passionate about counseling businesses of all sizes on their day-to-day labor and employment issues, offering preventative advice and tools to protect employers. She also...More

Originally Published

April 13, 2018

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • 2018 Labor & Employment Conference: Updates & Hot Topics - Video 1
  • 2018 Labor & Employment Conference: Updates & Hot Topics - Video 2
  • 2018 Labor & Employment Conference: Updates & Hot Topics - Handout

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