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Welcome to Baker McKenzie’s Labor and Employment video chat series! In these quick and bite-sized video chats, our employment partners team up with practitioners in various areas of law to discuss the most pressing issues for employers navigating the return to work.

This series builds on our recent client alert and webinar on reopening for US employers. Each Q&A session is less than 15 minutes long and offers targeted insights into the critical questions employers are facing as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please click below to watch the video chats and be sure to let us know if there are additional topics you’d like us to address in the future.

Week 5 (12 June 2020)

Contacts: Michael Brewer, Billie Wenter, Emily Harbison, Susan Eandi, Bradford Newman, Joseph Deng, Robin Samuel

Week 4 (5 June 2020)

Contacts: Grant Uhler, Betsy Morgan, Christopher Guldberg, Susan EandiBillie Wenter, Paul Evans, Robin SamuelEmily Harbison, Michael Brewer, Michael Leggieri

Week 3 (29 May 2020)

Contacts: Anne Batter, Michael Brewer, Paul Evans, Benjamin HoEmily Harbison, Jeffrey Sturgeon, Billie Wenter

Week 2 (15 May 2020)

Contacts: Michael Brewer, Joseph Deng, William Dugan, Susan Eandi, Paul Evans, Chris GuldbergEmily Harbison, Brian Hengesbaugh, Benjamin Ho, Michael Leggieri, Teresa Michaud, Arthur Rooney, Jeffrey Sturgeon, Billie Wenter

Week 1 (7 May 2020)

Contacts: Melissa Allchin, Michael Brewer, Amy de La Lama, Joseph Deng, William Dugan, Susan Eandi, Paul Evans, Mark Goodman, Chris Guldberg, Emily Harbison, Benjamin Ho, Teresa Michaud, Betsy Morgan, Robin Samuel

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Anne Batter is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Tax Practice Group with 25 years of tax experience. She focuses her practice on the tax treatment of executive compensation and fringe benefits arrangements. She also handles excise tax matters, particularly those involving the air transportation excise tax. She previously served as an attorney in the Income Tax & Accounting Division of the IRS’s Office of Chief Counsel and as attorney-advisor with the US Tax Court. Ms. Batter has been recognized by Legal 500 as a leading lawyer in the United States for complex executive compensation matters.

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Paul Evans is a partner in the Employment & Compensation Practice Group in Baker McKenzie's New York office. For over 20 years, Paul's practice has included representation of employers at the US state, federal and appellate level in employment discrimination class actions, employment testing and validation matters, wage and hour class and collective actions, multiplaintiff and other complex labor and employment litigation.

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Ben Ho advises clients on domestic and cross-border employment matters arising throughout the employment relationship. Mr. Ho also frequently counsels clients on employment law matters arising from domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and global corporate reorganizations.

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Emily Harbison practices mainly in the area of labor and employment law. Ms. Harbison represents management in all aspects of labor and employment law, including counseling and traditional labor law. She is actively involved in various pro bono efforts.

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Jeff Sturgeon is partner in the Employment & Compensation Practice group in Baker McKenzie's New York office. A skilled advisor and litigator with over 15 years of experience, Jeff assists clients with their most complex employment matters.

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Billie’s practice includes all aspects of employment compliance and litigation under federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Before specializing in employment law, Billie focused on complex business litigation and class action defense. She also has extensive experience in a variety of substantive areas, including business disputes, white collar criminal defense, consumer protection, intellectual property, and products liability. Prior to entering private practice, Billie served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard C. Tallman, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and to the Honorable Alicemarie H. Stotler, U.S. District Judge, Central District of California.