Hector A. Chichoni, PA, Program Co-Chair, is a partner with Duane Morris LLP. He practices in the area of U.S. and global immigration law and is chair of the firm’s Immigration Practice in Florida. He handles international matters and business transactions and has represented clients in a wide variety of cases before the U.S. Immigration Court.
Richard D. Tuschman, Program Co-Chair, is the managing partner of Richard D. Tuschman PA in Plantation, Florida. He concentrates his practice in labor and employment law. He represents employers and employees in Fair Labor Standards Act and Family and Medical Leave Act cases, as well as cases alleging employment discrimination.
Lisa K. Berg is a shareholder in the Labor & Employment Law Department of Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson PA, and exclusively represents management in a diverse group of industries. She focuses on litigation avoidance.
David E. Block is a principal at Jackson Lewis PC. He practices exclusively in labor & employment law and regularly litigates matters on behalf of the firm’s clients. He has litigated numerous state and federal matters, including class and collective actions.
April Boyer, a partner at K&L Gates LLP, focuses her practice on employment law. She defends employers faced with disputes such as wage and hour claims, discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation lawsuits, whistleblower actions, and ERISA fiduciary duty claims. She also litigates misappropriation of trade secrets claims.
Kelly-Ann Cartwright is a partner at Holland & Knight LLP. Her practice has an emphasis on employment discrimination, civil rights, business torts and labor law. She has experience in cases involving trade secrets, breach of contract, and unfair competition.
Kelly Charles-Collins is a partner with Smoak Chistolini & Barnett PLLC and is also a Certified Arbitrator. As a skilled employment trial lawyer, she understands the impacts of deficient, non-existent or inconsistent application of processes and policies.
Kimberly A. Cruz is the Supervisory Trial Attorney for the U.S. EEOC’s Miami District Office. She manages the employment discrimination litigation teams and has lectured in the area of equal employment opportunity and worker rights.
Christopher S. Duke is a partner at Akerman LLP. His practice focuses on employment law and complex commercial litigation. He has experience representing clients in federal and state courts, arbitration forums, and before administrative bodies. He is a frequent lecturer to employer and trade groups on aspects of employment law and compliance.
Michael L. Elkins is a partner with Bryant Miller Olive PA. He has handled employment disputes in claims arising from Title VII, the Florida Civil Rights Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disability Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Pedro P. Forment is a partner at Jackson Lewis PC and formerly was an attorney for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of the Solicitor. He represents employers throughout the United States in employment and labor law matters as well as workplace safety and health issues. He has significant class action experience in multiple jurisdictions.
Rodolfo “Rudy” Gomez is a partner at FordHarrison LLP. He is experienced in all aspects of employment law including jury trials and appeals, conducting internal investigations & management training in sexual and other harassment and discrimination issues.
Christopher P. Hammon is a shareholder at Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC. He represents management in all variety of employment disputes before federal and state courts and administrative agencies and before various arbitral tribunals.
Valerie L. Hooker is an attorney at Jackson Lewis PC. Her practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters. She advises and represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters, including those involving discrimination and harassment, wage and hour, wrongful termination, whistleblower and retaliation claims.
Michael Kantor is an attorney at Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman PL. His practice focuses primarily in employment litigation, labor law, and commercial litigation. He handles discrimination charges and lawsuits brought against public and private entities pursuant to state and federal anti-discrimination and wage and hour laws.
Susan Potter Norton is a shareholder at Allen Norton & Blue PA. She is Florida Bar Board Certified in Labor and Employment with over 40 years of experience, representing private and public employers in all areas of employment and labor including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and whistleblower claims in both federal and state court.
Erika R. Royal is a partner at Holland & Knight LLP. She has extensive experience defending management and corporate clients against individual, collective and class action employment-related claims. She has litigated numerous discrimination and retaliation claims arising from federal, state and local employment-related statutes.
Aaron W. Tandy is a partner with Pathman Lewis LLP and heads the Employment Law Section. He places a special focus on resolution of business torts, regulatory and administrative hearings, employment and HR litigation, and ecommerce and intellectual property disputes, including the gathering and proper use of electronic and social media evidence.
Robert S. Turk is a shareholder with Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson PA and Chair of the Labor & Employment Department. He practices in supervisory training, employment audits, employment policies and drug-free workplace policies.