ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Sarah A. Belger, McGuireWoods / Tysons
Sarah Belger focuses her practice on labor and employment law, with particular emphasis on employment-related litigation. She counsels and defends employers in claims under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), ERISA, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), USERRA, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, and other federal and state statutes, breach of contract claims, covenants not to compete, trade secrets claims, and tort claims, including wrongful discharge, defamation, conspiracy, and tortious interference claims. She also handles ERISA litigation involving claims for employee benefits, breach of fiduciary duty, multi-employer plans, and withdrawal liability.
Additionally, Ms. Belger advises management on issues such as employment contracts, employee handbooks, and employee discipline. She also provides training to clients on many topics, including Title VII, ADA, FMLA, management considerations in reductions in workforce, documentation techniques, and best practices for discipline. In addition to her labor and employment practice, she has experience in procurement matters involving multiple Virginia political subdivisions.
James P. McElligott Jr., McGuireWoods / Richmond
Jay McElligott advises and defends private and publicly held corporations, public agencies, benefit plans, and fiduciaries concerning employee benefits, executive compensation, and related labor and employment issues, including ERISA litigation, class actions, claims for employee benefits and executive compensation, breach of fiduciary duty (including stock-drop class actions), multiemployer plans and withdrawal liability, retirement medical, benefits in bankruptcy, and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation issues.
Mr. McElligott is a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Attorneys. He regularly publishes and lectures on employment, benefits, and compensation issues. He has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Baltimore Sun, Daily Labor Reporter, Pension and Benefits Week, Computer Law, Tax Report, CBS Business Watch, Business Insurance, Chicago Sun Times, Richmond Times-Dispatch, MicroSoft Network, WashTech.com, Employment and Labor Lawcast, and other publications.