2022 Los Angeles Legal Education Conference | June 23, 2022


Gordon & Rees attorneys will present stimulating and timely legal education on Thursday, June 23. This half-day symposium, intended to benefit employers, HR professionals, general counsel and claims attorneys, will address cutting-edge trends, new case law and recent landmark verdicts impacting businesses.


Attendees will earn up to 3.0 California CLE credits and HRCI credits, provided free of charge. The conference program also includes a light breakfast and lunch.


Joelle Underwood

Thursday, June 23, 2022
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM PST

Millennium Biltmore
506 S Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Conference Program

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

Registration and Breakfast

9:15 AM - 9:25 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

During this panel presentation, we will discuss the top changes to California law, effective in 2022. Gordon & Rees employment attorneys will provide cutting edge advice so that well-informed employment decisions can be made to avoid the expense and uncertainty of litigation. We will also address new litigation trends identified in employment law and provide insightful advice on how to develop best practices to avoid liability.

Varouj Arabian / Partner, GRSM
Laurie DeYoung / Partner, GRSM
Dina Glucksman / Partner, GRSM
Diba Rastegar / Partner, GRSM
Kimberly Westmoreland / Partner, GRSM

10:35 AM - 11:35 AM

During this presentation, we will discuss the latest trends in class action litigation. Our presenters will offer resolution and preventative strategies to avoid the expense and uncertainty of such litigation. Current California trends and insightful advice on how to develop best practices will also be provided.

Peter Choi / Partner, GRSM
Gene Williams / Senior Counsel, GRSM

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

This panel presentation will discuss key legal and practical considerations confronting businesses as they endeavor to return to a live, in-person work environment. What legal issues will need to be successfully navigated when re-integrating the work force? What changes from the pandemic are likely to be temporary vs. permanent? How can an organization best foster and preserve a strong culture in a partially or largely remote environment? Our panelists will offer timely and valuable employment law and HR advice on how best to address these thorny situations, avoid legal liability and maintain a positive workplace into the future.

Dion Cominos / Firm Managing Partner, GRSM
Debra Ellwood Meppen / Partner, GRSM