TILG Meeting November 1, 2019
- November 1, 2019
8:45 am - 12:30 pm
TILG presents EEOC Mock Trial 2019
It’s every EEO Practitioner’s worst nightmare: a day in court. In this exciting, interactive session, you will experience first-hand what happens when employees file a lawsuit. If you have ever wondered what it would be like to go to trial, this is a safe, entertaining, and informative way to do it. See the types of questions you and your team, would face on the witness stand. Ponder how well your decisions would hold up. This “mock” trial is pretty realistic with actual plaintiff and employer attorneys battling for the jury’s favor. This mock trial will be facilitated by attorney’s from Fox Rothschild, LLC . Fox Rothschild, LLC has grown to a 950-lawyer national law firm with 26 offices including offices in Greensboro and Raleigh.
Patti West Ramseur is a partner in the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice. Well-versed in a full range of counseling and litigation for employers, she knows and zealously represents her clients. Before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, Patti represents employers for claims under Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, the FMLA, the FLSA, the REDA, the Sarbanes Oxley Act and AIR-21. She also has experience litigating and arbitrating cases involving claims of sexual harassment, intentional/negligent infliction of emotional distress, wrongful discharge, wage and hour disputes, unemployment compensation, contractual disputes, covenants not to compete and misappropriation of trade secrets. Patti routinely advises clients on compliance with federal and state employment laws and reviews handbooks and policies for compliance with the same. She also advises clients regarding data security issues, processes to protect confidential information, and what companies are required to do in the event of a data breach. In addition, Patti advises hospitals, continuing care retirement communities and various medical practices in litigated employment and business disputes between health care providers and senior executives. She also represents clients in defense of discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims.
Alexander L. Maultsby provides employment counseling, advice and litigation services to clients across a broad span of industries. He frequently appears before the state and federal courts in North Carolina, and has handled or appeared in cases in Georgia and South Carolina as well as California, Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland and New York.
In his role as a counselor, Alex helps clients make management decisions with company-wide impact, and resolve complaints and issues affecting individual employees. He regularly advises clients on how to comply with regulations, implement effective internal policies and procedures, address internal and external complaints, manage contentious personnel issues, and minimize litigation risks associated with difficult personnel decisions. Clients also engage Alex to develop executive employment and compensation agreements and to draft and litigate nondisclosure, noncompetition, and nonsolicitation agreements—all key business tools for recruiting and retaining managers and for minimizing loss when employees depart. In addition, Alex has experience representing clients with unionized workforces, having handled grievances alleging the breach of collective bargaining agreements, arbitrated disputes over union representation, defended and prosecuted charges before the National Labor Relations Board, been involved in strike negotiations and assisted in Union avoidance campaigns.
Whit Pierce represents clients in business litigation and intellectual property matters, including complex commercial litigation, patent and trademark litigation, and product-liability cases. He litigates in state and federal courts in North Carolina and Virginia, and he has significant experience with federal trials. Whit is also a member of the Criminal Justice Act Training Panel in the Middle District of North Carolina and the Hague Convention Attorney Network, which is a network of attorneys who assist parents with cases that arise under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.
Craig Turner is an experienced trial attorney and legal advisor who helps clients manage business problems and construction issues. Commercial Litigation Craig helps clients solve complex business problems across a wide range of industries. He focuses on complex commercial litigation, trade secrets and disputes within and among closely held companies. Craig works closely with executives and business owners to manage risks and tailor litigation strategy to client needs. He represents clients regularly in contract disputes and extra-contractual commercial tort claims in the North Carolina Business Court, other North Carolina Superior Courts and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. Construction Law Craig practices construction law (transactional and dispute resolution), title insurance claims and coverage, real estate litigation and financial services litigation. His construction litigation experience helps clients identify and allocate business risks during contract negotiation to reduce conflict during the project. He assists owners, designers, general contractors and trade contractors with contract negotiation, dispute avoidance and dispute resolution.
Jeffrey R. Whitley represents clients in complex commercial and business disputes. He has assisted a variety of business and entities in prosecuting or defending commercial claims, including breach of contract, employment litigation, unfair competition, fraud and landlord/tenant disputes involving lease defaults and rent collection. Jeff has a particular focus on professional liability and fiduciary duty cases in the corporate, partnership and LLC context. His practice also addresses the unique aspects of the health care industry, allowing him to assist health care providers in cases involving specialized contract disputes, employment issues, billing and insurance disputes and medical negligence claims. Jeff also defends businesses in class action lawsuits. Through each of these types of cases, he has represented clients in North Carolina state and federal courts, the Court of Appeals and North Carolina’s specialized Business Court.
Jessica Lyn Green focuses her litigation practice on complex commercial, products liability, personal injury and insurance coverage cases in state and federal courts in North Carolina and other jurisdictions. She is also a Notary Public in North Carolina. Jess was an associate at Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, which combined with Fox Rothschild in 2018. While in law school, she was an executive member of the Civil Rights Team and treasurer of the Holderness Moot Court. She also served as a member of the Graduate and Professional Attorney General’s Staff.