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Our veteran wage and hour practitioners provide an update on the current legal developments pertaining to the handling of class and collective actions, including significant federal and state court opinions with broad ramifications for bringing class actions, important opinions pertaining to class certification and trial plans, and an analysis of the fallout of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes in the wage and hour arena. They also explore the strategies that have been most effective for obtaining class and collective relief in wage and hour lawsuits, practical tips on how to frame class certification motions and trial plans, and the use of experts, surveys, and statistical evidence in wage and hour litigation.
Michele R. Fisher Michele R. Fisher is a partner at Nichols Kaster, PLLP whose practice is primarily dedicated to national wage-and-hour class and collective action litigation. She has represented tens of thousands of employees seeking to recover overtime pay, minimum...MoreMichele R. Fisher is a partner at Nichols Kaster, PLLP whose practice is primarily dedicated to national wage-and-hour class and collective action litigation. She has represented tens of thousands of employees seeking to recover overtime pay, minimum wages, and commission payments. She also represents employees in individual employment matters, such as employment discrimination, retaliation, and sexual harassment. Moreover, Ms. Fisher has represented consumers in cases involving negligent and fraudulent financial advice. She has been instrumental in obtaining millions of dollars for her clients. Ms. Fisher is an experienced trial attorney enjoys being in the courtroom. She has successfully handled numerous jury trials and arbitrations in her fight for employee and consumer rights. She has the expertise, resources, and staff to take on any company regardless of size. Ms. Fisher is the Chair of the firm’s Business Development and Marketing Group, which helps originate class and collective actions and market the firm. Ms. Fisher is a regular lecturer on employment related topics at local and national conferences and has been an author and editor for wage and hour publications. Collapse
Katherine M. Kimpel Katherine M. Kimpel is a Managing Partner of the Washington, DC Office of Sanford Heisler LLP, a public interest class action litigation law firm with offices in Washington, DC, New York, and California. Ms. Kimpel serves as Lead Counsel in numerous...MoreKatherine M. Kimpel is a Managing Partner of the Washington, DC Office of Sanford Heisler LLP, a public interest class action litigation law firm with offices in Washington, DC, New York, and California. Ms. Kimpel serves as Lead Counsel in numerous class action and individual gender discrimination matters. She routinely represents women at the highest levels in their fields, representing Senior HR executives, COO’s, and General Counsel and attorneys, and has been successful in negotiating exit packages and transitional plans that allow careers to proceed smoothly. Ms. Kimpel has won recognition for her legal achievements, including having her office named as Washington DC’s Employment Litigation Department of the year in 2013 by the National Law Journal; being selected for DC’s Super Lawyers list (a rating service of outstanding lawyers maintained by Thompson Reuters); and being identified as a “female powerbroker” and one of 5 employment lawyers who are Rising Stars in the field by Law360. Ms. Kimpel authored the amicus brief on behalf of the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce in Dukes v. Wal-Mart, and is often asked to write for national news outlets, legal publications, and women’s organizations. She received her law degree from Yale Law School in 2006. Collapse
June 26, 2013
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This program contains the following components:
Winning Strategies For Handling Class & Collective Wage And Hour Actions - Audio
Winning Strategies For Handling Class & Collective Wage And Hour Actions - Paper
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