September 9-11, 2020
Intercontinental New Orleans – New Orleans, LASince 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!
Jill is an attorney in the Las Vegas office of Ogletree Deakins, where she represents employers in federal and state employment law issues, including wage-and-hour law, FMLA, discrimination, harassment, handbook and workplace policy issues. She also conducts regular employment law compliance training for employers and is a frequent speaker to employer groups on these issues.
Ashley Eddy Kott
Vice President and Legal Counsel
MGM Resorts International
As the top legal counsel at MGM Resorts International, Ashley represents MGM in arbitration, litigation and federal and state government proceedings. She provides strategic
legal guidance to executives to manage risk appropriately and ensure compliance with local, federal and state laws.
President and CEO
David is the founder of a nationally known employee relations consulting firm and a dynamic, popular speaker to employer groups around the country. He has taught at the university level and is the co-author of Quality Circles, a book used by numerous universities and businesses.
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.
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.
Greg has held top corporate HR roles at Travelers, Best Buy and The Venetian, where he established a track record of identifying problems and getting results. Greg, who also is an attorney, now leads a consulting firm aimed at helping organizations improve their HR policies and processes.
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.
Senior HR Executive
Lupe has more than 30 years of HR leadership experience at leading companies in the manufacturing, food, aerospace, textile and health care industries. She leads the development of corporate HR strategies in the areas of recruitment, compensation, benefits, performance management and development.
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.
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.
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.
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.
VP of People and Culture
Harrah’s Resort Southern California
Angelica has more than 30 years of HR expertise at fast-growing startups and established companies in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, finance, hospitality and life sciences. In 2017, she received San Diego HR Forum’s San Diego HR Executive of the Year award. She is also a published author and expert on innovative HR business strategies.
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.
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.
Sherman & Howard L.L.C. is a regional firm with a national practice. Our over 180 lawyers serve a broad range of clients, including individuals, privately held businesses, multi-national corporations and government entities. We also provide counsel to in-house legal departments and to other law firms that require our distinctive experience. Our multidisciplinary attorney teams coordinate between practice groups and offices to provide the scope and depth of legal skill necessary to serve our clients most successfully.
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