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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

(ELF) Let's Make a Deal: Employment Mediations

Date(s): January 31, 2017

Time: 12:30 PM  EST - 2:00 PM  EST

Vedder Price; 1401 I Street, NW; Suite 1100; Washington, DC 20005

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Presented by: Employment Law Forum 

Judge Nan Shuker, District of Columbia Superior Court (Retired)
Sadina Montani, Associate, Vedder Price
Kate Mueting, Partner, Sanford Heisler LLP 

Julia Coppelman, Senior Legal Assistant, Sanford Heisler LLP

Please join us for an engaging discussion on employment mediation. The panelists will touch on factors involved in mediation for employment cases, including deciding to go to mediation, selecting a mediator, and strategies for a successful mediation.                          

Advance Registration:

Members - $10
Non-members - $20
Student Members - $10

After 1/28/2017:
Members - $13
Non-members - $23
Student Members - $13

Speaker Biographies:
Hon. Nan Shuker
Judge Shuker was invested as an Associate Judge on December 2, 1983 and served in that capacity until January 30, 2004. Judge Shuker has served in all three major divisions of the Court--Criminal, Civil, and Family. From 1990-1993, she was appointed Deputy Presiding Judge of the Civil Division, and served as Presiding Judge of the Civil Division from 1993-1996. While Presiding Judge, she assisted in the development of the mandatory ADR program currently in operation in the Civil Division. Throughout her tenure on the Bench, Judge Shuker adjudicated and mediated numerous cases in such areas complex torts (product liability and legal, fiduciary and medical malpractice), commercial contracts, land disputes, serious personal injury cases, involving construction and other types of accidents, trusts and estates, employment discrimination, and sexual harassment. In subsequent years, these mediation topics have expanded to include additional types of commercial litigation, such as trademark infringement, environmental clean-up (CERCLA), insurance coverage disputes, and complex construction litigation. While currently sitting as a Senior Judge, she also has a private mediation and arbitration practice. 

Judge Shuker retired as an active judge on January 30, 2004. For the four years prior to her retirement, she served as the Adoptions Judge and as a neglect and domestic relations calendar judge in the Family Court. During this period, she was the Chair of the Neglect and Adoption Sub-Committee of the Implementation Committee, the Adoptions/Guardianship Rules Committee and a member of the Family Court Drug Treatment Court Task Force. 

Sadina Montani â€‹

Sadina Montani is a member of Vedder Price’s Labor & Employment and Privacy, CyberSecurity & Media practice groups. Ms. Montani regularly represents employers in state and federal courts, and before various administrative agencies, defending claims of race, sex, disability and age discrimination, wrongful termination, and wage and hour violations. Ms. Montani has first-chair and second-chair trial experience in arbitration, including recently defending against claims of perceived disability discrimination, defamation, false light and tortious interference. That arbitration trial resulted in a complete defense victory. 

Ms. Montani's additional litigation experience includes regularly representing employers before the EEOC and state agencies; representing a national retailer in federal court in various Title VII, ADA, and various retaliation suits; serving on the defense team for a nationwide FLSA class action suit; and serving on the defense team for a single-plaintiff FLSA and retaliation suit.

Kate Mueting 
Ms. Mueting represents employees with a wide range of employment claims, including discrimination on the basis of gender, pregnancy, race, and disability and other civil rights claims. Ms. Mueting represents professionals at the highest levels in their fields, including law firm Partners and corporate executives, in both public litigation and privately negotiated settlements.  She currently represents a class of women with gender discrimination claims against a Big Four accounting firm in Kassman et al. v. KPMG.

Ms. Mueting frequently speaks on issues of gender and pregnancy discrimination and is actively involved in the District of Columbia’s Women’s Bar Association, where she serves as Co-Chair of the Employment Law Forum.  Ms. Mueting has been recognized as a leading litigator by numerous publications, including the Washington, DC Super Lawyers Magazine, and eBoss Watch.

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