38th Annual Labor & Employment Law Symposium

Whether you are an experienced practitioner or new to the field of labor and employment law, the Symposium provides a full day of practical information and insight concerning recent developments, strategies, and current trends shaping this continually evolving practice area.

Program Details:

8:20–9:50 AM             
Gorsuch In, Werdegar Out: The 2017 Year in Review

Andrew H. Friedman, Helmer Friedman LLP
Anthony J. Oncidi, Proskauer Rose LLP

10:00–11:00 AM

BREAKOUT 1A           
Employing the Immigrant Workforce

Navid Dayzad, Dayzad Law Offices, P.C. 
Matthew E. DeCarolis, Bet Tzedek
Jeanne M. Malitz, Malitzlaw, Inc.


BREAKOUT 1B                       
Organizing Labor in the Age of the Gig Economy

Julie Gutman Dickinson, Bush Gottlieb  
Brian Gee, National Labor Relations Board, Region 31
Philip A. Miscimarra, Former Chair, National Labor Relations Board
Richard S. Rosenberg, Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt, LLP            

11:15 AM–12:15 PM        
Understanding and Litigating Intersectional Discrimination Claims

Chandra Bhatnagar, University of California, Los Angeles
Kevin Kish, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing
Marvin E. Krakow, Alexander Krakow + Glick LLP
Michele Ballard Miller, Miller Law Group

12:15–1:30 PM         

Keynote Speaker: Dolores Huerta, Civil Rights Activist and Co-Founder of the United Farm Workers

1:35–2:35 PM           
Benefit or Abuse: What the LWDA’s Recent Review of PAGA Filings Reveals

Laura L. Ho, Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho

Timothy J. Long, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Michael Rubin, Altshuler Berzon LLP

2:45–3:45 PM

BREAKOUT 2A             
The Discovery and Use of Digital Dirt in Employment Litigation

Roxanne A. Davis, Davis*Gavsie & Hakim, LLP
Daniel B. Garrie, JAMS
Kelli L. Sager, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP


BREAKOUT 2B            

Tips and Tricks for Effective Use of Focus Groups

Ann Kotlarski, Judicate West
Jakob Norman, ChargeTheJury, LLC
Jim DeSimone, V. James DeSimone Law

4:00–5:15 PM            
Mindfulness Essentials for Competent Lawyering

Judi Cohen, Esq., Warrior One LLC

5:15–6:30 PM                         Cocktail Reception

We would like to thank our

Gold Sponsors:


Silver Sponsors:



Cocktail Sponsor:                          Luncheon Sponsor:                            WiFi Sponsor:


CLE Credit: 7.5 hrs of CLE Credit (including 1 hr. Competence Issues credit and .5 hrs. of Elimination of Bias credit

Written course materials will be distributed via e-mail prior to the program. Please make sure we have your correct e-mail address at the time of registration.


CLE+ Members


Labor & Employment Section Member


LACBA Members


All Others


Government or NPO Attorney


CA State Bar Labor & Employment Members


AWI Members (Assoc of Workplace Investigators)


Law Students


3/15/2018 8:15 AM - 5:15 PM
Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles 506 S. Grand Avenue Los Angeles
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