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2021 MWELA Annual Conference-Day 1
Thursday, March 04, 2021, 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM EST
Category: MWELA Events

MWELA’s 2021 Annual Conference will be held virtually, over the course of two days. The event will feature 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.


Thursday, March 4, 2021

12:30 - 12:35 pm
Overview of Conference
Recognition of Sponsors
  • Omar Melehy, MWELA President and Principal Attorney, Melehy & Associates LLC 

12:35 - 1:55 pm
Lessons from Advocacy in the Time of COVID:
Depositions, Mediations, Arbitrations, Remote & In-Person Trials

  • Brian Corman, Associate, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, PLLC
  • Mikael Rojas, Associate, Outten & Golden
  • Tara Ramchandani, Partner, Relman Colfax PLLC
  • Jon Rosen, Principal, Jon Rosen Law
  • Beth Bloom, Principal, Bloom Law

1:55 – 2:05 pm

2:05 - 2:10 pm
A Word From Our Sponsor: JMW Settlements 

2:10 – 3:10 pm
Two Common Ethical Issues: Pitfalls in the Intake Process and Withdrawing from Case 

  • Hope Todd, Attorney, The District of Columbia Bar
  • Tom Mason, Partner, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP
  • Amy Richardson, Partner, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP
  • Alan R. Kabat, Partner, Bernabei & Kabat, PLLC (Moderator)

3:10 – 3:20 pm

3:20 – 4:20 pm
LGBT Litigation Update Post-Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia & With New Administration & New Supreme Court Lineup

  • Cathy Harris, Sexual Harassment & Orientation LGBT Practice Sections Chair and D.C. firm Co-Manager, Kator, Parks, Weiser & Harris, PLLC
  • Joseph Wardenski, Senior Trial Counsel, Office of the New York State Attorney General 

4:20 - 4:25 pm
A Word From Our Sponsor: Planet Depos

4:25 - 4:30 pm
Recognition of Sponsors
Closing Remarks

  • Subhashini Bollini, MWELA Immediate Past President and Partner, Correia & Puth

4:30 - 4:40 pm

4:40 - 5:40 pm

See our Friday, March 5, 2021 Agenda Here

*Scheduled speakers subject to change.

REGISTRATION RATES (Includes access to both days of the conference.)

NOTE: to get the member rate, be sure to log in before continuing. You must have a December 31, 2021 expiration date to register at the member rate.

Member Type Regular Rate
Current Members (renewed through Dec. 31, 2021)  $125
Non-Profit, Paralegal & Government Employees
(Use non-member registration option with discount code; Non-Profit, Paralegal & Government Employees status will be confirmed)
 $100 - Discount code NPParaGovReg
Non-member (Includes application for regular membership, subject to approval by the Board)  $245

 Requests for registration refunds must be received by 5:00pm, February 26.
Replacement attendees are permitted, but must be the same registration type.



Thank you to our sponsors

Sustaining Sponsors


Silver Sponsor