Timothy J. Holdsworth
is an attorney in the class and collective action, employment law, labor relations, unfair competition, and wage and hour practice groups at Elarbee, Thompson, Sapp & Wilson LLP. As a member of these groups, he represents and advises employers in all aspects of employment litigation, including discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims; employee leave issues; wage and hour claims; and violations of non-compete, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements. Mr. Holdsworth earned his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law; and his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Georgia.Maury Nicely
is a member of Evans Harrison Hackett, PLLC, where he concentrates his practice in the areas of employment litigation, labor law, and general business litigation. He has addressed issues pertaining to all areas of labor and employment law in order to assist clients in preparing and maintaining employee records, making proactive decisions to prevent workplace issues from arising, and addressing formal complaints when they arise. Mr. Nicely is a member of the American, Tennessee, Chattanooga, and Federal bar associations; as well as the State Bar of Georgia. He is admitted to practice in Georgia and Tennessee state and federal courts. Mr. Nicely earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University; and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law.Alicia Samolis
is a partner with the law firm of Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP, and chairs the firm’s labor & employment practice group. She represents businesses and management in labor and employment litigation and compliance matters. Ms. Samolis defends employers in disputes in state and federal court, the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights; the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination; the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; federal and state wage and hour agencies; and other mediation, arbitration and administrative proceedings. On the compliance side, she advises management at all stages of the employment relationship, regularly counseling senior management, human resource professionals, and business owners on applicable employment laws and pending legislation. In 2018, Ms. Samolis published one of the Law360’s
most widely read employment law articles of the year concerning pitfalls of pre-employment background screening. She is admitted to practice in Rhode Island and Massachusetts; and before the U.S. District Court, Rhode Island; U.S. District Court, Massachusetts; and the U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit. Ms. Samolis is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association and the Rhode Island Women's Bar Association. She earned her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Rhode Island College; and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Roger Williams University School of Law.Stuart M. Silverman
is the principal of the Law Offices of Stuart M. Silverman, P.A., located in Boca Raton. He focuses his practice in the areas of labor and employment law, and business and commercial litigation. Mr. Silverman has represented both private and public employers, as well as individual employees in a whole host of complex business disputes and employment settings at administrative levels, and state and federal trial and appellate courts. His extensive employment litigation experience includes claims under age, race, sex discrimination; wage and hour claims; whistleblower and retaliation claims; ADA and FMLA claims; public employee's claims; as well as disputes under employment contracts, non-compete agreements, trade secrets disputes, and partnership breakups. Mr. Silverman is a member of the Workplace Violence Prevention Institute. Mr. Silverman earned his B.A. degree, with high honors, and his J.D. degree from Rutgers University. He is admitted to practice in Florida and before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.Jeff Weintraub
is a partner in the Memphis office of the management-side employment & labor firm of Fisher & Phillips LLP. Mr. Weintraub represents employers in jury trials involving employment discrimination, harassment, and "whistleblower" lawsuits; FLSA collective actions; and labor cases in all courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, and government agencies such as the EEOC and the NLRB. He is licensed in Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas and Missouri. Mr. Weintraub teaches the Labor & Employee Relations segment in SHRM's HR certification course, and trains supervisors in such matters around the U.S. He earned his B.S. degree from the University of Memphis and his J.D. degree from the University of Memphis School of Law.