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After ten years as a lawyer in one of the country's oldest and largest labor and employment law firms, culminating in making partner in 2007, I decided to take a break to explore another path. I spent two years as a certified personal trainer, loving every minute of it, but eventually missing many things about practicing employment law and looking for the right way to get back to it. Fate stepped in at just the right moment and I began an amazingly fulfilling job with Employers Council in mid-2010.

I do this job for two reasons: (1) I love the intellectual stimulation and challenge; and (2) I love working with people to help them solve their companies' employment law and human resources issues. I consider myself very lucky that I am able to come to work every day and do what I do.

I'd love to tell you more about how Employers Council can help your company navigate the ever-increasingly complex field of employment law, in a way that strengthens your bottom line. Contact me anytime.


 

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  1. Employment: 100%
    17 years

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Employers Council

175 West 200 South
Suite 2005
Salt Lake City, UT, 84101

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
UTActive201007/14/2016
GAInactive Member in Good Standing 199807/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2006
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2005
Graduated cum laudeGeorgia State Universtity College of Law1998
Law ReviewGeorgia State University College of Law1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyEmployers Council2010 - Present
PartnerFisher & Phillips LLP1998 - 2008
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management)Senior Certified Professional2015 - Present
Salt Lake Society for Human Resource ManagementLegal Affairs Co-Director2013 - Present
Utah State BarBar Examiner2013 - Present
HR Certification InstituteSPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources)2012 - Present
Utah State BarDisaster Legal Response Committee2012 - Present
SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management)Member2010 - Present
Leukemia & Lymphoma SocietyTeam in Training Marathon participant/fundraiser2009 - 2009
Leukemia & Lymphoma SocietyCorporate Chair of the Atlanta Light the Night Walk2007 - 2007
Leukemia & Lymphoma SocietyTeam in Training Triathlon participant/fundraiser2007 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
HUNTER v. LOCKHEED MARTIN CORP., as Administrator and Fiduciary of the LOCKHEED MARTIN CORP. RETIREMENT PLAN9th Circuit affirmed District Court's dismissal of ERISA claim
Jackson v. Hennessy Auto11th Circuit affirmed District Court's grant of summary judgment to Defendant
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
George Mason UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Multiple ClientsHarassment Training2016
Workplace InvestigationsWorkplace Investigations2015
SeminarFLSA Compliance--Avoiding Overtime and Exempt Status Pitfalls2015
LGBT Rights in the WorkplaceLGBT Rights in the Workplace2015
Documenting the Life Cycle of an EmployeeDocumenting the Life Cycle of an Employee2015
Legal Basics for SupervisorsLegal Basics for Supervisors2013
SeminarFLSA Essentials: What You Must Know to Protect Your Company2012
Key Utah Employment LawsKey Utah Employment Laws2012
Utah County SHRM LuncheonSocial Media Concerns in the Workplace2011
LuncheonLatest Trends in Wage-Hour Law2011
Legal Breakfast BriefingEmployee Privacy in the Social Media Age2011
Immigration Compliance: Trends & ChallengesHandling No-Match Letters from the Social Security Administration2011
Employers Council SeminarEmployment Law Basics for Supervisors2011
SeveralVarious Employment Law topics2007