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In brief

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 10 (30 July 2020)

Speakers: Elizabeth Ebersole, Paul Evans and Robin Samuel.

Week 9 (23 July 2020)

Speakers: Susan Eandi, Paul Evans and Emily Harbison

Week 8 (16 July 2020)

Speakers: Emily Harbison, Michael Brewer and Robin Samuel

Week 7 (9 July 2020)

Contacts: Susan Eandi, Emily Harbison and Robin Samuel

Week 6 (23 June 2020)

Contacts: Emily Harbison, Paul Evans and William Dugan

Week 5 (12 June 2020)

Contacts: Michael Brewer, Billie WenterEmily Harbison, Susan EandiBradford Newman, Joseph Deng, Robin Samuel

Week 4 (5 June 2020)

Contacts: Grant Uhler, Betsy Morgan, Christopher Guldberg, Susan Eandi, Billie Wenter, Paul Evans, Robin Samuel, Emily Harbison, Michael Brewer, Michael Leggieri

Week 3 (29 May 2020)

Contacts: Anne BatterMichael BrewerPaul EvansBen HoJeffrey SturgeonBillie Wenter, Emily Harbison

Week 2 (15 May 2020)

Contacts: Michael BrewerJoseph DengWilliam DuganSusan EandiPaul EvansChris GuldbergEmily HarbisonBrian HengesbaughBen HoMichael LeggieriTeresa MichaudArthur RooneyJeffrey SturgeonBillie 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


Susan Eandi is the head of Baker McKenzie's Global Employment and Labor Law practice group for North America, and chair of the California Labor & Employment practice group. She speaks regularly for organizations including ACC, Bloomberg, and M&A Counsel. Susan has been published extensively in various external legal publications in addition to handbooks/magazines published by the Firm. Susan has been recognized as a leader in employment law by The Daily Journal, Legal 500, PLC and is a Chambers ranked attorney.


William (Bill) Dugan is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Employment and Compensation Practice Group, residing in Chicago and New York, chair of the US Disputes Employment Group, co-chair of the North American Employment Disputes Group, and a member of the Steering Committee for the North American Employment and Compensation Practice. Bill has been recognized as a leader in labor and employment law by Chambers, he has been repeatedly recognized for his superior litigation defense in Super Lawyers, and Legal 500 has stated that Bill is a “master in the art of defending corporations in litigation.” Bill represents management in complex litigation in federal and state courts and other tribunals throughout the United States, including trade secret and restrictive covenant matters, class and collective actions, and labor arbitrations. Bill also counsels employers on a wide range of Labor and Employment issues.