AGENDA

Agenda

DAY ONE – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5

6:00 – 7:30pm
Welcome Reception Sponsored by CDLA

DAY TWO – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6

7:30am
Registration Open and Continental Breakfast

8:15am
Housekeeping Announcements and Introduction of Program Co-Chairs
Heidi Ray, Esq., Program Director, Colorado Bar Association CLE, Denver, CO

8:20am
Welcome and Introduction
Jon Olafson, Esq., Program Co-Chair, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, Denver, CO, and Clayton Wire, Esq., Program Co-Chair, Ogborn Mihm, LLP, Denver, CO

8:30am
Plenary Sessions: TECHNOLOGY

8:30am
Privacy and Data Protection – What You Need to Know
- Changes to the Regulatory Landscape—How Will Your Firm or Organization be Impacted? 
- How Can You Prepare and What Should You be Doing Now?
- How Should You Advise Clients on Preparing for the Changes?
Presented by Sarah Branam, Esq.

9:20am
Cybersecurity, Ransomware and Hacking; Data Breaches; What to Do When You Get Breached
Presented by Edward Hopkins, Esq.

10:10am
Networking Break – Please Visit Your Sponsors!

10:30am
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
Presented by The Honorable Mary Beth Long, Former Assistant Secretary of Defense

11:20am
Putting the Technology Pieces Together: A Panel Presentation by the Morning’s Speakers
Presented by Sarah Branam, Esq., Edward Hopkins, Esq., the Honorable Mary Beth Long

12:10 – 1:30pm
Lunch on Your Own

BREAKOUT SESSIONS BEGIN

TRACK A
YOUNG LAWYERS BOOTCAMP

TRACK B
IN-HOUSE COUNSEL AND HUMAN RESOURCE PROFESSIONALS

1:30 – 5:10pm (Networking Break 3:10 – 3:30pm)

Checklists and Cheat Sheets for Attorneys New to Labor and Employment Law
Tools to Begin Your Practice

Presented by Alice Powers, Esq., and Sarah Parady, Esq.

1:30 – 2:20pm
The Unique Relationship Between In-House Counsel and Law Firm Attorneys
Presented by David Shapiro, Esq.

2:20 – 3:10pm
Circumstances When Employees Are Likely to Pursue Claims, and Fixing Problems Before They Escalate - a Plaintiff Counsel's Perspective
Presented by Robert Truhlar, Esq.

3:10 – 3:30pm
Networking Break – Visit Your Sponsors!

3:30 – 4:20pm
How to Use the Power of ESI to Tell a Story
Forget eDiscovery as you know it! The availability of ESI makes it easier than ever to tell a story and to piece together the facts. Rather than getting lost in your data, imagine the landscape of available data as a series of puzzle pieces that may or may not be for the puzzle you are building. We’ll explore how to find the right puzzle pieces and put them together — and why the notion of thinking that  way will help  refine your discovery efforts and make them much more productive and valuable.

4:20 – 5:10pm
The Latest in Workplace Investigations
Presented by Liz Rita, Esq.

5:10pm
Adjourn

5:30 – 7:00pm
Wine Tasting Reception Sponsored by Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

DAY THREE – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7

Plenary Session – Fine-Tuning Your Practice

8:45am
Welcome Back and Announcements

9:00am
Employment Law Tips and Tricks
What Works and What Doesn’t from the Perspective of the Bench
Presented by the Honorable United States Magistrate Judge Michael Hegarty

10:00am
Networking Break – Please Visit Your Sponsors!

10:15am
Case Law Update
Joan Bechtold, Esq., and Bill Berger, Esq.

11:30am
ETHICS: When Good Lawyers Do Bad Things
Presented by Christopher Montville, Esq.

12:20 – 1:30pm
Lunch on Your Own – Enjoy Vail!

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

TRACK A
INCLUSIVENESS

TRACK B
THE BLURRING LINES IN THE WORKPLACE

1:30 – 2:20pm
Ageist Stereotyping
Presented by Rachel Ellis, Esq.

2:20 - 3:10pm
ETHICS: Implicit Bias in the Employment Law Context
Presented by Nicholas Haynes, Esq., and Brenidy Rice, Manager, Criminal Justice Programs Unit

3:10 – 3:30pm
Networking Break – Please Visit Your Sponsors!

3:30 - 4:20pm
Title VII Update on Inclusiveness
Presented by Elizabeth Phillips, Esq., and Diane King, Esq.

 

1:30 – 2:20pm
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding in the Workplace: Litigation, Accommodations, and Advising Employees and Employers
Presented by Benjamin Wick, Esq., and Holly Franson, Esq.

2:20 – 3:10pm
Federal Wage and Hour Issues, Including the 24-Hour Employee
Presented by Martine Wells, Esq., and Brian Gonzales, Esq.

3:10 – 3:30pm
Networking Break – Visit Your Sponsors!

3:30 – 4:20pm
Expectations of Privacy in the Physical and Digital Workplace
Cell Phones, Laptops, Home Computers, Facebook Accounts and Desk Drawers
Presented by Lorrie Ray, Esq., and Elizabeth “Booka” Smith, Esq.


4:20pm
Adjourn – Thank you for Attending This Year's Employment Law Conference!