James B Haddow is a partner with the Portland law firm of Petruccelli, Martin & Haddow, LLP, where he advises and represents clients on, among other things, matters of employment law. He serves as treasurer on the Board of Governors of the Maine State Bar Association and is also a member of the Cumberland County and American bar associations, as well as the Maine Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Haddow earned his B.A. degree in philosophy from Colby College and his J.D. degree from the University of Maine. He is the editor of A Practical Guide to Employment Law in Maine (Boston: Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.), published in June, 2019.
Rebecca A LaPierre is an attorney with Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP. Ms. LaPierre counsels employers in labor and employment law matters that relate to the employer-employee relationship. Prior to joining Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP in Boston, Massachusetts, Ms. LaPierre practiced for three years in Bangor, Maine. Ms. LaPierre is licensed to practice in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, with a special focus on Maine state employment laws and management defense. She advises in-house counsel, human resources professionals ,and members of management from non-profits, municipalities, and businesses of all sizes. Ms. LaPierre represents clients in cases relating to both state and federal employment laws, including ADA, FMLA, FLSA, wage & hour, sexual harassment, discrimination, whistleblower and retaliation actions. Her experience includes practicing in front of state agencies such as the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD), the Maine Human Rights Commission (MHRC) and equivalent state agencies. She conducts workplace investigations into employee misconduct and allegations of discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Ms. LaPierre earned her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts Boston, her M.A. degree with merit from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom; and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Maine School of Law.
Aimee Parsons is a senior counsel at Ogletree Deakins. Her practice focuses on defending employers in state and federal court against discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, trade secret, restrictive covenant, and wage and hour claims. She also represents employers in pre-litigation matters before state and federal administrative agencies. Ms. Parsons advises employers regarding workplace policies and procedures, and compliance with applicable state and federal labor and employment laws and regulations. Additionally, she conducts trainings on harassment, retaliation, employee leave issues, and other related employment law topics. Ms. Parsons earned her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Loyola University New Orleans and her J.D. degree from the University of Texas.
Erik Peters is an attorney at Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman, P.A., in Portland, Maine. He practices in the areas of labor and employment law, personal injury, and commercial litigation. Mr. Peters advises clients on and litigates claims involving discrimination and harassment based on protected classes like sex, disability, race, age, pregnancy and sexual orientation; retaliation; whistleblowing; wage and hour violations; and workplace investigations and training, including anti-harassment training. He has represented businesses of all sizes in disputes involving breach of contract, business torts, breach of fiduciary duty allegations, and shareholder issues. Mr. Peters is a member of the Maine State Bar Association and an inactive member of the bars of Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Texas. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Virginia and his J.D. degree from the University of Houston Law Center.
Steve Silver is an attorney with Littler Mendelson P.C. Mr. Silver focuses his practice on ERISA litigation, sports and gaming law, and representing employers in federal and state court litigation involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination claims. He also represents employers in administrative hearings and counsels employers on a broad spectrum of day-to-day employment matters, including employee discipline, terminations, leaves of absence, COVID-19 reopening protocols, and wage and hour issues. In addition, he assists employers in drafting policies, employee handbooks, and employment-related agreements to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal law. Mr. Silver is a member of the Maine Gambling Control Board; and Maine, Pennsylvania and New Jersey bar associations. He earned his B.S. degree from Northwestern University and his J.D. degree from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law.