Essentials of Handling Employment Litigation Cases in Federal Court (On Demand Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 3.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 3.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Designation Credit: 3.0 Trial Practice/Litigation (Designations Information)
Price: $189 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 09/30/2022


A pre-recorded streaming video replay of the September 2019 webcast, Essentials of Handling Employment Litigation Cases in Federal Court.

Topics Covered

  • Examine the essential elements for the most commonly litigated employment claims
  • Learn about several recent developments in this area of the law
  • Develop an understanding of the most commonly litigated procedural issues and discovery disputes
  • Improve your ability to leverage expert witnesses to enhance the presentation of your case
  • Prepare for the anticipated changes in this area of the law

Carla Brown and David Greenspan provide an engaging overview on how to effectively litigate single-plaintiff employment matters in the federal court system from both the plaintiff and defense perspectives.

Topics to be covered include:

  • A discussion of the most frequent claims and defenses involved in single-plaintiff employment litigation, including a presentation of several recent developments
  • Procedural aspects unique to this area of litigation
  • Commonly litigated discovery issues
  • Expert witness considerations
  • An overview of how this area of law is changing in light of the “me too” movement and influx of millennials in the workplace
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Carla D. Brown, Charlson Bredehoft Cohen & Brown, PC / Reston
Carla Brown, of Fairfax County, Virginia, joined the firm in 2006, and became a Partner in 2009. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in 1996 and received her law degree from George Mason University School of Law in 1999. Ms. Brown has litigated cases in state and federal courts throughout Virginia, as well as in the District of Columbia and Maryland. She handles contractual matters, including the negotiation and review of severance agreements, covenants not to compete, and employment agreements. Ms. Brown also counsels employees who are subjected to workplace harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.     

In 2014, the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association recognized Ms. Brown as “Lawyer of the Year—In recognition of outstanding dedication to Civil Rights, Equality, and Justice.” In 2015 and 2017 the Washingtonian rated Ms. Brown a “Top Lawyer” in the area of Plaintiff’s Employment Law. She has been recognized as a rising star in Virginia Super Lawyers magazine in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012, a Super Lawyer in 2013, 2014, 2015 (named as one of the Top 50 Women in Virginia), 2016, and 2017. She was recognized as a Washington, D.C. Rising Star in 2013 and a Super Lawyer in 2014, 2015, and 2017. In 2013, Ms. Brown was invited to membership in The National Trial Lawyers Organization, Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the area of Civil Plaintiff Law and Top 40 Under 40.

Ms. Brown is currently admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Maryland. She is also admitted to practice in the federal trial courts in Virginia and the District of Columbia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

David L. Greenspan, McGuireWoods / Tysons
David Greenspan is a trial lawyer whose practice focuses on proactive counseling and aggressive litigation of employee mobility disputes and complex employment matters. He works with his clients to identify and resolve issues before they become adversarial in nature. He also serves his clients as a zealous advocate in litigation, arbitration, and other administrative proceedings.

Mr. Greenspan is an experienced litigator with first-chair trial experience. He regularly represents employers in state and federal courts and administrative agencies throughout the country. He has also litigated many employee mobility cases. On the plaintiff side, he has obtained injunctions that prohibited people from competing against firm clients. On the defense side, he has effectively represented employers who have hired employees with non-compete or confidentiality agreements.

Mr. Greenspan regularly counsels corporate clients on a wide range of labor and employment topics including the protection of corporate assets through the use of employee agreements and corporate policies, wage and hour matters, compliance with Title VII, the ADA, the FMLA, the WARN Act, and USERRA. He has also developed an area of interest in executive employment agreements. In this regard, he has worked with CEOs in various industries, former corporate general counsel, prominent elected officials no longer in office, and one Hall of Fame NBA coach.

Mr. Greenspan is a well-regarded public speaker who has conducted myriad presentations and training seminars throughout country as a presenter for private employers, municipalities, educational academies, and trade associations. He regularly speaks on topics including: protection of corporate assets; prevention of illegal discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in the workplace; the complexities and intersection of the ADA, FMLA, and related state laws; and general management relations topics. He also serves as an instructor at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy with respect to the training of senior command staff in labor law and management issues in law enforcement.

Mr. Greenspan serves as the Tysons Office Pro Bono Partner and is an active member of Firms in Service, a consortium of local firms and corporate legal departments dedicated to improving the quality and quantity of pro bono services in the Northern Virginia area. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Legal Services of Northern Virginia.

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