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2019 ASA Staffing Law Conference Sessions, Speakers Announced


The American Staffing Association is pleased to announce the educational content and presenter lineup for the 2019 ASA Staffing Law Conference, April 4‒5 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, DC. This conference is the only event dedicated to the legal and legislative issues affecting the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry.

“The 2019 ASA Staffing Law Conference’s content is especially robust—with sessions featuring chief legal officers from some of the industry’s largest staffing agencies and addressing hot-button issues such as marijuana in the workplace, contract negotiations with clients, and more,” said Stephen Dwyer, Esq., ASA general counsel. “The ASA Staffing Law Conference provides unsurpassed legal education headlined by renowned subject matter experts, in addition to opportunities for attendees to connect with industry suppliers and network with fellow staffing professionals.”

The 2019 ASA Staffing Law Conference educational session and speaker lineup is

  • Legal Heavy Hitters-In-House Attorneys From the Nation’s Largest Staffing Companies Address Key Issues
    Jay P. Ferguson Jr., Esq., chief legal officer, Randstad North America
    Greg Holland, Esq., senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary, Adecco Group North America
    Hannah Lim-Johnson, Esq., senior vice president and chief legal officer, Kelly Services
    Richard D. Moore, Esq., general counsel, Allegis Group Inc.
  • Give and Toke: A Conversation About Marijuana and the Workplace
    Eric J. Janson, Esq., partner, labor and employment department, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
    Mark A. Lies II, Esq., partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
    Robert Thompson, vice president, World Wide Specialty Programs (ASA corporate partner)
  • The Great Staffing Contract Negotiation
    Joel A. Klarreich, Esq., partner, Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP
    George M. Reardon, Esq., attorney and counselor at law
  • You Be the Judge-Top Staffing Cases From 2018
    Eric H. Rumbaugh, Esq., partner, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
    Donald W. Schroeder, Esq., partner and labor and employment attorney, Foley & Lardner LLP

  • In the Crosshairs: Immigration Enforcement and Staffing Companies
    Helen L. Konrad, Esq., director, immigration practice group, McCandlish Holton PC
    Robert Y. Maples, director, Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • When Legal Issues Make It Even Harder to Hire and Retain Talent
    Whitney M. Laughlin, deputy general counsel, AMN Healthcare Inc.
    Joanna S. Monroe, Esq., president and chief executive officer, Consult JSM
    Russell C. Lissuzzo II, assistant general counsel and vice president, legal, Express Employment Professionals
  • Health Insurance Update: What’s Ahead for Employers?
    Alden Bianchi, Esq., member, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo PC
    Ed Lenz, Esq., senior counsel, ASA

    Sponsored by ASA corporate partner Essential StaffCARE

To learn more, visit Attendees should register by Feb. 15 for the best rate available.

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