You Be the Judge: Top Staffing Cases of 2021

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This is the recording of the 2022 ASA Staffing Law Conference session: You Be The Judge: Top Staffing Cases of 2021

Back by popular demand—but also honed for maximum value to participants—this interactive session features leading attorneys (experts in staffing) who will argue their cases before you—the jury—and let you decide the verdict. The lawyers will present facts and legal arguments from some of the most important staffing litigation of the past year. Will your verdicts agree with those of the courts? A valuable and fun opportunity for seasoned attorneys as well as staffing professionals to sharpen their legal expertise, this session delivers strategies and takeaways that are relevant specifically to staffing and recruiting companies.

Katharine O. Beattie, Esq.

Partner

Foley & Lardner

Beattie is a partner and litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP and a member of the labor and employment practice group. Her work primarily involves litigation and counseling on federal and state labor and employment matters, including issues involving discrimination and harassment, leaves of absence, wage and hour disputes on an individual and class-wide basis, employee classification, wrongful termination, trade secret protection, and the enforcement of noncompetition and nondisclosure agreements. Beattie frequently provides employment and labor guidance on corporate merger and acquisition transactions, and regularly negotiates and drafts executive employment, separation, and related agreements on behalf of both publicly and privately held companies. In her labor practice, she advises clients on a range of collective bargaining issues and represents clients before the National Labor Relations Board with respect to unfair labor practice charges and union election proceedings.

Brittany Sakata, Esq.

Associate General Counsel

American Staffing Association

Sakata is an experienced labor and employment attorney with more than 10 years of experience litigating matters on behalf of individuals and employers. She advises American Staffing Association members on labor and employment law and policy issues, including equal employment opportunity, wage and hour, immigration/I-9, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and National Labor Relations Board issues. Sakata graduated from George Mason University and earned a juris doctorate degree from the Washington College of Law at American University.

Donald W. Schroeder, Esq.

Partner

Foley & Lardner

Schroeder is a partner and labor and employment attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP. He has extensive trial experience in both state and federal courts, where he focuses on representing Fortune 500 clients on matters including restrictive covenant litigation, wage and hour class actions, and single plaintiff discrimination cases. Schroeder’s trial experience includes a number of federal and state court jury trials involving claims under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Massachusetts antidiscrimination statute. Additionally, Schroeder regularly handles traditional labor matters (focusing on the management side) for clients, including unfair labor practice proceedings, union elections, mass picketing, labor arbitrations, and collective bargaining negotiations.

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