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2019 Sessions

October 23
In-House Counsel Panel on Influencing, Leading and Inspiring
Welcome Reception at Brinker International Headquarters
October 24
Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and the Current Workplace Revolution
Marketing Wants To Do What?
What’s New In The Exciting World of Wage and Hour Compliance?
Up in Smoke? Dealing with Marijuana Issues
October 25
Ethical Issues for In-House Lawyers: Privileged Communications, Settlement Negotiations, and Other Key Issues


  • Lisa Gressel

    General Counsel, P.F. Chang’s

    Lisa Gressel is an active Member and serves as Secretary of the Restaurant Law Center Board of Directors. She joined P.F. Chang’s in October 2016 where she is General Counsel and Chief Human Resources Officer, managing all legal, licensing, risk and HR activities for the Company.

  • Stephanie L. Adler-Paindiris

    Principal, Jackson Lewis, PC – Orlando

    Stephanie L. Adler-Paindiris is a Principal and the Co-Leader of Jackson Lewis, PC's Class Actions and Complex Litigation practice group. Her practice focuses exclusively on the representation of employers at the trial and appellate level in state and federal courts facing class and collective actions as well as claims of discrimination, retaliation or whistleblowing activity on an individual basis. She also appears regularly before administrative judges and agencies.

  • Margaret (Peggy) J. Strange

    Principal, Jackson Lewis, PC - Hartford

    Margaret (Peggy) J. Strange is a Principal in the Hartford, Connecticut, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She is also the firm’s National Client Practice Leader.

  • Jason Mueller

    Partner, SheppardMullin LLP – Dallas

    Jason Mueller is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in SheppardMullin LLP's Dallas Office. Jason has tried numerous intellectual property cases to a verdict, including jury trials covering copyrights, trademarks, patents and trade secrets. In doing so he has represented some of the world’s leading entertainment, energy, healthcare and building products companies.

  • Michael J. Lotito

    Shareholder, Littler Mendelson, PC – San Francisco & Washington, DC

    As co-chair of Littler’s Workplace Policy Institute (WPI), Michael Lotito strategically advises clients and policy makers on what labor and employment law might become, not just what it is today. He provides counsel in all aspects of traditional labor relations, including matters arising under the National Labor Relations Act.

  • Rachel Tarko Hudson

    Partner, SheppardMullin LLP – San Francisco

    Rachel Tarko Hudson is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm's San Francisco office. She is Lead Associate of the Privacy and Cybersecurity Team and the Technology Transactions Team.

  • Ryan P. Lessmann

    Principal, Jackson Lewis, PC - Denver

    Ryan Lessmann is the Office Managing Principal of the Denver, Colorado, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He practices primarily in the area of employment litigation, including representing employers against claims alleging discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination, matters involving trade secret protection, restrictive covenants and unfair competition, and various contract issues.

  • Shannon L. Meade

    Senior Vice President, Public Policy & Legal Advocacy – National Restaurant Association/Deputy Director, Restaurant Law Center

    Shannon Meade is vice president of public policy and legal advocacy for the National Restaurant Association. She oversees the Association’s public affairs policy team. She advocates before Congress and the Executive Branch on the Association's priority issues, including labor, workforce development, immigration, and judiciary issues.

  • James J. Oh

    Member of the Firm, Epstein Becker & Green, PC – Chicago

    James J. Oh is a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the Chicago office of Epstein Becker Green. He represents employers from various industries, such as insurance and financial services, in employment cases in courts around the country.

  • Paul DeCamp

    Member of the Firm, Epstein Becker & Green, PC – Washington, DC

    Paul DeCamp is a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the Washington, DC, office of Epstein Becker Green. He is Co-Chair of the firm’s national Wage and Hour practice group. A former Administrator of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Wage and Hour Division, Mr. DeCamp has more than two decades of experience representing employers and trade associations in the most complex and challenging wage and hour litigations, government investigations, and counseling matters.

  • Jana S. Baker

    Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins, PC - Dallas

    Jana Baker represents employers on all matters impacting their employees under federal and state labor and employment laws, including compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

  • Michael L. Matula

    Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins, PC - Kansas City, MO

    Michael Matula is a shareholder in the firm’s Kansas City office. Mike concentrates his practice in the areas of employment litigation and counseling.

  • Anthony B. Byergo

    Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins, PC - Seattle

    Mr. Byergo is the managing shareholder of the Seattle office and chair of the firm’s national collective bargaining practice subgroup.

  • Riley Lagesen

    Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP - Portland/Chair, National Restaurant Industry Practice Group

    Riley founded and chairs DWT’s national restaurant industry practice group and is considered a leading business and legal force in the United States restaurant industry.