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A veritable “who’s who” of leading attorneys and consultants with excellent academic credentials and extensive real world experience.  Each member has enjoyed high ratings for their presentation skills and is an industry thought leader who inspires and shares our focus of ensuring the highest quality training programs available.

Gavin S. Appleby advises and represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters, from defending single-plaintiff and class action employment cases to offering advice on difficult employment issues and labor relations matters. He also has significant experience with…

Stephen Berry is a partner and Chair in the Employment Law Department and is based in the firm’s Orange County office. He concentrates his practice in the representation of public and private employers in all aspects of employment law and labor relations, including defense of wage and hour and Fair Credit Reporting Act class actions, as well as…

He counsels and defends employers in all aspects of employment law, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, wage and hour claims, non-compete and trade-secret issues and claims, class action cases, breach of contract claims, disability accommodation, leave of absence, and workers’ compensation issues.

Brigham Cheney represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including employee class action lawsuits; traditional labor law; discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination litigation; breach of contract claims; trade secret matters; and executive employment agreements.  His wide range of litigation experience…

George F. Cicotte founded the Cicotte Law Firm in 2002. Mr. Cicotte’s entire career has focused on employee benefits, beginning in 1989 as a pension actuary and, since 1995, as an ERISA attorney. He serves clients throughout the U.S., with a preponderance in the western and southwestern states. Before establishing the Cicotte Law Firm, Mr. Cicotte…

Raymond Deeny combines a robust practice in traditional labor law with unrivaled success in federal and state court jury trials on employment-related claims. Each year, Ray arbitrates 50 or more cases across the country, participates in numerous NLRB proceedings, and represents companies in three to four employment-related trials. The vast majority…

Dominic DeMatties is a partner with Alston & Bird’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Team. Dominic focuses on the design and compliance of qualified and nonqualified deferred compensation plans. He has significant practical and policy experience related to 401(k) plans, employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and…

Ashley Gillihan is counsel in the Atlanta office and a member of the firm’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation and ERISA Litigation Groups. Mr. Gillihan focuses his practice exclusively on health and welfare employee benefit compliance and litigation issues for employers, health plan administrators and other health and welfare benefit…

Sara advises businesses on all aspects of the employment relationship, including leave, pay methods and classifications, hiring and layoff, and protection of key relationships. She also drafts employment agreements, arbitration policies, and handbooks. When necessary, Sara represents employers before the DOL and EEOC as well as in litigation in state and…

Brenda K. Heinicke is an attorney in private practice in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Ms. Heinicke opened her own law firm in March 2005 where she specializes in representing employers in a broad range of workplace issues.  Her expertise encompasses advising and defending human resources professionals and managers on compliance matters related to…

John Hickman is head of the firm’s Health Benefits Practice, where he leads several attorneys devoted exclusively to health care reform issues under the Affordable Care Act, HIPAA privacy, health savings accounts (HSAs) and consumer-directed health care, flexible benefit plans and related health benefit issues. Mr. Hickman has worked closely with…

John Hickman is head of the firm’s Health Benefits Practice, where he leads several attorneys devoted exclusively to health care reform issues under the Affordable Care Act, HIPAA privacy, health savings accounts (HSAs) and consumer-directed health care, flexible benefit plans and related health benefit issues. Mr. Hickman has worked closely with…

Emily’s track record of prevailing in ERISA litigation cases is why clients rely on her for counsel on regulatory compliance issues, dispute resolution, and insight to avoid future litigation. Her clients include employers, plan sponsors, and fiduciaries. She dedicates her time to pro bono services with the same tenacity.

Jacqueline E. Kalk represents and counsels management clients in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, construction, crowd sourcing and virtual companies. Jacqueline’s practice encompasses a broad range of employment law matters, with a particular focus on independent contractor classification and wage and hour litigation and analysis…

Beth Ann Lennon counsels Colorado employers and national companies in all aspects of their labor and employment law needs, from drafting policies and contracts to providing guidance and representation when faced with agency action or litigation in state or federal court.  She employs a proactive approach to practicing law, focused on obtaining the best…

Samuel Matchett concentrates his practice on employment relationship matters, with an emphasis in employment law litigation in both state and federal courts, governmental agencies, and arbitration tribunals. In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Matchett provides general client advice on the avoidance of employee-related problems and prepares…

Cyndi Ramirez Ryan is a seasoned human resources and diversity and inclusion management executive with a comprehensive background in leading people strategy solutions.  Her techniques are designed to enhance business results and improve organizational and people capabilities.  Cyndi has over 20 years of experience leading…

Cyndi Ramirez Ryan is a seasoned human resources and diversity and inclusion management executive with a comprehensive background in leading people strategy solutions.  Her techniques are designed to enhance business results and improve organizational and people capabilities.  Cyndi has over 20 years of experience leading…

Tom Schendt is a partner in the firm’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group. His practice focuses on qualified plan compliance and matters before U.S. Federal agencies, including the IRS, Department of Labor, PBGC and others. Tom handles audits, civil and criminal investigations, voluntary compliance initiatives, and a variety of other…

Patrick Scully is a Member in the Labor and Employment Department of Sherman & Howard’s Denver office. Patrick represents employers in all aspects of labor relations, including federal and state court litigation, representation before federal and state agencies, collective bargaining, organizing defense, labor arbitration, and other matters. He also…

Emily Shoda advises and represents management in a broad range of employment matters. A large part of her practice is devoted to advising employers on difficult employment issues related to reductions-in-force and other downsizing issues. In addition, Emily has significant experience with HR and compliance audits, arbitration agreements, equal…

As counsel in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation practice, Leah advises a broad range of clients on all aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation plans, including their design, implementation, maintenance, correction and termination, as well as ongoing compliance with applicable laws such as ERISA, the Internal Revenue…

Bryan, a partner in the Labor & Employment group, has experience spanning the spectrum of issues affecting the employer-employee relationship. In addition to defending against numerous claims brought by plaintiffs and the EEOC under Title VII, the ADEA, and the ADA, Bryan has spent significant time advising and defending clients in exempt…

Gregg Jay Tucek is General Counsel for Bashas’, Inc. Mr. Tucek’s high-energy presentations feature “street-smart” insights and legal expertise.  In addition to his legal responsibilities with Bashas’, he manages the company’s Human Resources, Risk Management, Compliance, and Benefits programs.  Prior to joining Bashas’, he was a partner with…

Wayne W. Williams is an attorney in private practice in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His management practice includes employment discrimination, harassment, and wrongful discharge litigation; employment law advice; traditional labor law; and wage and hour law. Mr. Williams was appointed to the Governor’s Task Force on Civil Justice Reform in 1999…

Bill Wright is the former manager of Sherman & Howard’s Labor and Employment Law Practice Group and has nearly twenty years of experience with Sherman & Howard representing employers. He advises clients on employee relations matters including policies and procedures, investigations, workplace audits, confidentiality and restrictive…

John, a partner in the Labor & Employment group, represents public, private and governmental employers of all sizes in labor and employment disputes in state and federal courts across the country, as well as before the National Labor Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Department of Labor and other administrative…

Amy is experienced in representing employers in the retail, hospitality, warehouse, distribution, manufacturing, food production, transportation and healthcare industries. She advises and trains clients on employee relations, union avoidance, collective bargaining strategies, sexual harassment and compliance with state and federal employment…