September 9-11, 2020

Intercontinental New Orleans – New Orleans, LA

Since 1937, your colleagues (and competitors) have trusted The HR Specialist for dependable, field-tested advice on HR management, law and best practices.  We're bringing together America's finest HR management and legal minds to help you conquer your HR challenges. Join us for The HR Specialist Summit!
  • Over 20 Sessions
  • Extensive Q&A Opportunities with the Experts
  • Peerless Networking with Your Peers
  • HRCI/SHRM Credits
  • FREE Pre-conference Workshops
  • FREE Bonus Gifts for All Attendees
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed or Your Money Back!
Register Now!

An Invitation from Moderator Dan Kaplan...


Amy Bakay

CEO and Founder


Jay Forte

Certified professional coach & author

The Forte Factor

Jay is the president of The Forte Factor, a CEO coach and nationally ranked thought leader on performance. He is the author of several books, including Fire Up Your Employees, and is a former financial executive and corporate educator.

Monique Doucette


Ogletree Deakins

Dennis Cardoza

Former member of Congress (D-CA)

Foley & Lardner

Jennifer Betts


Ogletree Deakins

Jenn represents employers on labor and employment matters and has defended numerous employment class and collective actions for employers. She also counsels clients and conducts audits on subjects like compliance with wage/hour laws and leaves of absence. She speaks often to employer groups.

Scott Klug

Former member of Congress (R-WI)

Foley & Lardner

Mark Neuberger

Of Counsel

Foley & Lardner

Dennis Davis, Ph.D

National Director of Training

Ogletree Deakins

Jeremy York


Invigorate HR

Bill Payne

Ogletree Deakins

Ellen Rains

Ogletree Deakins

Krista Sterken

Associate General Counsel

Exact Sciences Corp.

As an in-house attorney, Krista advises on all stages of the employment lifecycle. Prior to working at Exact Sciences, Krista practiced at Foley & Lardner LLP, where she was a member of the Labor and Employment group.

Christopher Ward


Foley & Lardner

Chris represents and counsels employers throughout the country, with particular emphases on wage-and-hour issues and employee leave matters. He is a regular contributor to national employment law conferences and publications.

Alice Gilman

Attorney and Editor

Payroll Legal Alert

Alice is an attorney and a nationally recognized expert in payroll and tax compliance. She’s written and edited several leading payroll publications, includng Payroll Legal Alert. Alice is popular webinar speaker on all things payroll.

Kristin DiDomenico

Health coach, personal trainer


Kristin is an AFFA certified personal trainer, certified holistic health coach and author of the new book, Dying to be Enough. Kristin is a regular speaker to women's and corporate groups. At the Summit, she will speak on wellness issues and will lead the morning fitness sessions.

Karl Ahlrichs

SPHR, author, speaker, advisor

Gregory & Appel

Karl Ahlrichs is an adviser to senior leadership on human resource and risk management issues, working for Gregory and Appel of Indianapolis. Karl has broad experience in senior level problem solving, with proven skills in handling complex organizational issues with uncommon sense. Karl is a national speaker and author, and is often quoted in the media on HR issues. He has facilitated a monthly CFO Roundtable for more than 10 years.

Sandra McDonough


Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP

Sandra is a partner at Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton, where she counsels employers and represents them in court. She has served as a professor at USC Law School and taught HR courses at Webster University. She is a frequent lecturer and author on employment law issues.

Dan Kaplan


Foley & Lardner LLP

Daniel A. Kaplan is a partner and litigation attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP and is co-chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice. Mr. Kaplan counsels employers in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including wage and hour, employment contracts, confidentiality and non-compete agreements, worker's and unemployment compensation, family and medical leave, disability accommodations and compliance with the Americans with Disability Act, and all state, federal and local discrimination laws. Mr. Kaplan has experience litigating before various state and federal agencies, various state courts, and federal courts throughout the country, including the Supreme Court.

See all speakers.

At the HR Specialist Summit, You'll Find Solutions on ...

  • HR investigations
  • Artificial intelligence in HR
  • Employee leave
  • Recruiting/hiring
  • Employee handbooks
  • Better HR communication
  • Marijuana policies/testing
  • Employee benefits
  • Difficult employees
  • Tricky pay issues
  • Engagement/motivation
  • Organizing your work & life
  • Strategic decisionmaking
  • Employee wellness
  • Managing remote staff
  • Payroll compliance
View Full Schedule




The HR Specialist Summit.
Includes access to all conference sessions September 4-6, 2019
You will also receive the following items:
6 months of the HR Specialist newsletter,
6 months of Premium Plus, & Comprehensive course materials.

Register Now


Business Management Daily

7600 Leesburg Pike Suite #300, Falls Church VA 22043 (800) 543-2055