Welch Consulting is a proud sponsor of OCBA Labor & Employment Symposium on Saturday, June 20th. Welch Consulting Senior Economist, Amy Aukstikalnis, Ph.D. will be on hand, representing Welch Consulting. Early Registration is available on the OCBA website, through June 15th.

This years symposium event will be held at the Chapman Law School.

Registration: 9:00 a.m.
Program: 9:25 a.m. – 3:35 p.m.
Program includes continental breakfast and lunch.
Transgender in Law
(9:25 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.)
Mia Yamamato, Esq., Law Office of Mia Yamamoto
Mia Yamamoto is a distinguished criminal defense attorney, a decorated combat veteran of Vietnam, and a relentless human rights advocate. Ms. Yamamoto will share a firsthand account about her transition from one gender to another, and will discuss how to practice real inclusion in the workplace, state and federal anti-discrimination statutes, human resources issues, and other practical and legal issues transgender persons face in society.
(10:50 a.m.–11:50 a.m.)
Please select one of the following to attend:
1a. New Developments in Wage & Hour Litigation
Allison C. Eckstrom, Esq., Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC
Michael D. Singer, Esq., Managing Partner, Cohelan Khoury & Singer
1b. Summary Judgment Motions
Shannon M. Jenkins, Esq., Partner, Tredway, Lumsdaine & Doyle LLP
Rose Amezcua-Moll, Esq., Partner, Amezcua-Moll & Associates PC
1c. Data Breach and Employee Privacy Issues
Timothy G. Blood, Esq., Managing Partner, Blood Hurst & O’Reardon
Ron S. Brand, Esq., Shareholder, Jackson, DeMarco, Tidus & Peckenpaugh
M. Alim Malik, Esq., Shareholder, Jackson, DeMarco, Tidus & Peckenpaugh
Keynote Luncheon
(12:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m.)
Hon. Ming W. Chin, Associate Justice, California Supreme Court
Hon. Rebecca A. WisemanAssociate Justice, Court of Appeal, 5th District
A review of significant case news over the past and coming year, including decided cases and cases currently pending in the appellate courts, California, and the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices will also review new and contemplated legislative enactments.
(1:25 p.m.–2:25 p.m.)
Please select one of the following sessions to attend:
2a. Litigating Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) Claims
Jess A. Cripps, Esq., Partner, Gibson Dunn
Aashish Desai, Esq., Partner, Desai Law Firm
2b. Winning Before Trial: Taking and Defending the Plaintiff’s and PMK’s Depositions
Daniel F. Fears, Esq., Managing Partner, Payne & Fears LLP
Steven C. Kimball, Esq., Founding Partner, Sessions & Kimball LLP
2c. Data Breach and Employee Privacy Issues
M. Alim Malik, Esq., Shareholder, Jackson, DeMarco, Tidus & Peckenpaugh
(2:35 p.m.–3:35 p.m.)
Please select one of the following sessions to attend:
3a. New Trends in Approval of Settlements in Wage and Hour Class Actions
Hon. Kim G. Dunning, Orange County Superior Court (Complex Division)
Marcus J. Bradley, Esq., Marlin & Saltzman
Greg S. Labate, Esq., Partner, Sheppard Mullin
3b. Evaluating an Employment Case: A Look From Both the Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives
Laurel Haag, Esq., Carlin & Buchsbaum
Michael J. Sexton, Esq., Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC
3c. Interaction of Leave Laws
Christina K. Dallen, Esq., Senior Counsel, Aegis law Firm PC
Todd B. Scherwin, Esq., Managing Partner, Fisher & Phillips LLP