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2020 MWELA Annual Conference
Friday, January 31, 2020, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM EDT
Category: MWELA Events

MWELA’s Annual Conference is an all-day event featuring colleagues, judges, and outside experts on topics concerning all aspects of the plaintiff’s employment practice. Our annual Lawyer of the Year award will also be presented during the conference. We are applying for CLE credits in Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036-4301


8:00 – 8:30 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks, Sponsor Introductions

8:45 am - 9:45 am
Dotting the I's and Crossing the T's of Law Practice IT: What you need to know to ethically manage electronic communications and data

  • Ted Hirt, Professional Lecturer in Law, George Washington University Law School; retired career Department of Justice attorney
  • Charles W. Day, The Day Law Practice, LLC
  • Michael C. Maschke, CEO, Sensei Enterprises, Inc.

9:45 am - 9:55 am

9:55 am - 11:10 am
How to Navigate ESI Discovery Efficiently and Effectively

  • Magistrate Judge J. Mark Coulson, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • Kimberly J. Duplechain, eDiscovery Counsel, Littler Mendelson P.C.
  • Roshni C. Shikari, Associate, Correia & Puth

11:10 am – 11:20 am

11:20 am - 12:35 pm
Making Lemonade out of Lemons: How to Make Arbitration Work for You

  • Sally Abrahamson, Partner, Outten & Golden, LLP
  • Shaylyn Cochran, Partner, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
  • Karla Gilbride, Cartwright-Baron Senior Attorney, Public Justice

12:35 pm – 12:45 pm
Break/Transition to Lunch

12:45 – 2:05 pm
Lunch & Presentation of 2020 MWELA Lawyer of the Year Award

2:05 pm – 2:15 pm
Break/Transition to Meeting Room

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Let’s Make a Deal: Strategies for Improving Outcomes in Mediation 

  • Robert R. Niccolini, Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins
  • Kevin J. White, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth 
  • Hon. Gerald Bruce Lee (Ret.), The McCammon Group
  •  Moderator: Anita Mazumdar Chambers, Associate, The Employment Law Group, PC

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Break/Chet Levitt Fund Prize Drawing

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Essential Tools for Proving Discrimination

  • EEOC Administrative Judge David A. Norken
  • Jennifer I. Klar, Partner, Relman Colfax
  • Bob Seldon, Principal, Seldon, Bofinger & Associates

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cocktail Reception


Member Type Early Bird (through December 31, 2019) Regular Rate (January 1, 2020 and after)
Current Members (renewed through Dec. 31, 2020)  $245.00  $305.00
Non-Profit, Paralegal & Government Employees  $175.00  $235.00
Nonmember (includes application for regular membership, subject to approval by the Board)  $425.00  $425.00

 Requests for registration refunds must be received by 5:00pm, January 27. Replacement attendees are permitted.

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