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BRENT R. BORG is a partner with Church Church Hittle & Antrim where his practice consists primarily of advising and defending municipalities, school corporations, and small businesses on a wide variety of labor and employment issues ranging from fair employment practices to wage and hour compliance. Mr. Borg earned his B.A. degree, with honors, in history from Indiana University and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis. He is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section, past treasurer; Indiana State Bar Association; Leadership Development Academy; Indianapolis Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section; and the Indianapolis Law Club. Mr. Borg is admitted to practice in Indiana, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana and the U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana.
MELANIE M. DUNAJESKI is a partner with Drewry Simmons Vornehm, LLP, at the helm of the firm’s Northwest Indiana/Crown Point office, where she concentrates her state-wide practice in employment law, insurance law including coverage matters and coverage litigation, and litigation of a variety of civil and commercial matters. Ms. Dunajeski advises employers in best practices, policy and procedure, and navigating the complex landscape of local state and federal laws impacting the employment relationship. She represents employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Indiana Civil Rights Commission, and diverse local human relations commissions, as well as in state and federal court in litigated employment matters. Ms. Dunajeski has served on the faculty of a variety of continuing legal education programs, including the Indiana Trial Advocacy training program. She is a frequent lecturer and writer on employment related topics and has served since 2012 as the employment law lecturer for the Indiana Continuing Legal Foundation’s annual “Indiana Law Update." She is admitted to practice in Indiana, Illinois, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Indiana, Southern District of Indiana, Northern District of Illinois, District of Colorado, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
SHAW R. FRIEDMAN is principal in the LaPorte, Indiana law firm of Friedman & Associates P.C. He has been in law practice for 34 years. Mr. Friedman has built a practice that focuses on standing up in court for those needing a voice - whether it is the longtime employee of a company who is unfairly discharged from employment, the motorist trying to get a fair result from a responsible party after a collision or a ratepayer concerned over high utility bills and poor service. Mr. Friedman graduated cum laude with his B.A. degree from Colgate University, Hamilton, New York in 1981 before attending Notre Dame Law School and graduating from there in 1984. In addition to an active private practice involving employment law, personal injury and utility law, Mr. Friedman has extensive experience in representing numerous governmental entities, including service as LaPorte County Attorney.
F. JOSEPH JASKOWIAK is a partner with Hoeppner Wagner & Evans LLP, where he concentrates his practice on a wide range of litigation matters. In addition to commercial and business-related litigation, he also handles matters in the labor and employment area, including labor injunctions, discrimination suits and litigation of employment agreements. Mr. Jaskowiak has published several articles on business-related litigation topics and has lectured on employment issues. He earned his B.A. degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and his J.D. degree (Valparaiso University Law Review, associate editor) from Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana. He is a member of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana - Local Rules Advisory Committee; Federal Bar Association, Northwest Indiana Chapter, former president; and Porter County American Inns of Court. He is admitted to practice in Indiana, Illinois, U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar; and the U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan.
CARLA K. PYLE is an attorney with the law firm of Rubino Ruman Crosmer & Polen. She concentrates her practice in business law, representing business clients in employment matters, contracts, and the ins and outs of business operations. Ms. Pyle heads the team representing financial institutions in banking and foreclosure matters. She also devotes a significant part of her practice to probate and estate planning. Ms. Pyle earned her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from East Texas Baptist University and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Valparaiso University School of Law.
JENNA K. THROW is an associate attorney in the Merrillville office of Kightlinger & Gray LLP, where she practices insurance defense litigation. Ms. Throw earned her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Valparaiso University; her M.B.A. degree from Valparaiso University; and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Valparaiso University School of Law. She is licensed in Indiana and Illinois, as well as the federal courts for the Northern and Southern districts of Indiana, the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.July 17 - July 18 Indianapolis
SAMUEL M. ADAMS is a 2009 graduate of Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. After graduating, Mr. Adams was an associate attorney with Michael K. Sutherlin & Associates, in Indianapolis, where he represented plaintiffs in many kinds of civil right actions. He has represented clients in cases before state and federal trial and appeal courts. In 2016, Mr. Adams joined the employment law office of John H. Haskin & Associates, LLC, where his practice focuses on representing employees in employment cases. He is admitted to practice in Indiana, as well as the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit. Mr. Adams is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association. He was recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers from 2015-2018.
BIANCA V. BLACK is an attorney in the Indianapolis office of Littler Mendelson P.C. Ms. Black focuses on a wide array of employment matters involving discrimination and harassment in both state and federal court. She also counsels employers on employment policies, compliance and workers’ compensation issues.
CRAIG M. BOROWSKI is a shareholder with Littler Mendelson, P.C. He has litigated more than 200 cases in federal and state courts in 22 different states, including all facets of single plaintiff litigation, jury trials, and appeals, as well as complex and multiparty litigation. Mr. Borowski regularly represents companies before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission where he has defended more than 300 charges before the agency. He is admitted to practice in Indiana and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, Central District of Illinois, and Eastern District of Wisconsin. Mr. Borowski is a member of the American Bar Association. He earned his B.S. degree from Indiana University and J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
KATHRYN M. CIMERA is an attorney at Mallor Grodner LLP, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ms. Cimera focuses her practice on advising and counseling employers on compliance with federal, state and local employment; equal opportunity laws; benefit laws; as well as complaints involving claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful discharge. She also has experience with ERISA Compliance and fiduciary obligations and board governance practices. Ms. Cimera is admitted to practice in Indiana and before the U.S District Court for the Northern District of Indiana and the U.S District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. She is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association (Pro Bono Committee) and co-chair of Legal Line. She earned her B.A. degree from Indiana University and her J.D. degree from Pepperdine University School of Law.
GARY P. GOODIN is an attorney with the law firm of Goodin Meyer, PC. He has been practicing in the area of labor and employment defense since 1990. Mr. Goodin has assisted employers with all aspects of the employment relationship from reviewing and drafting employee handbooks, to defending employers in nearly all administrative and judicial forums. He has written numerous articles and spoken to management groups on a wide variety of employment related topics. He earned both his B.S. degree and his M.P.A. degree from Indiana University School of Public & Environmental Affairs in Bloomington, and his J.D. degree from Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington.
KIMBERLY D. JESELSKIS is an attorney at Katz Korin Cunningham where she represents both individuals and employers in a wide range of employment law and benefits matters, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower, the Family and Medical Leave Act, wage and overtime violations, wrongful termination, short-term disability benefits, and long-term disability benefits. As a registered civil mediator, Ms. Jeselskis also mediates employment related disputes. She received her B.S. degree, cum laude, from Ball State University, her M.A. degree in from Ball State University, and her J.D. degree from Valparaiso University School of Law. Ms. Jeselskis is admitted to practice law in Indiana and Arizona, before the District courts for the Northern and Southern District of Indiana, the District Court for the District of Arizona, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. She is currently a council member on the Employment, Benefits and Labor Law Council for the Indiana State Bar Association; a committee member on the Employment and Labor Law Executive Committee for the Indianapolis Bar Association; a member of the National Employment Law Association; a board member for Indiana NELA; and a member of the American Bar Association. Ms. Jeselskis been recognized and highly regarded by her peers, being selected as an Indiana Rising Star (2011-2013), an Indiana Super Lawyer (2015-2017), and for The Best Lawyers in America (2016-2017).
GREGORY P. KULT is a partner in the Indianapolis office of Wooden & McLaughlin LLP. Since 1994, he has provided counsel and management training to employers in a wide variety of employment matters, such as workplace investigations; discrimination, harassment and retaliation; reasonable accommodation; wage and hour; leaves of absence; hiring, evaluation, discipline and discharge; union activity; drug and alcohol testing; employee medical exams; workplace privacy; workforce restructurings; non-compete agreements; and severance agreements. Mr. Kult regularly represents employers before courts and government agencies. He frequently writes and speaks on employment-related topics, including presentations that provide continuing legal education to other attorneys. Mr. Kult is admitted to practice in Indiana and Wisconsin. He earned his B.A. degree, with high distinction, from Indiana University and his J.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.
CAMILLE NICODEMUS is a litigation attorney with Schuckit & Associates, PC, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ms. Nicodemus focuses her practice on civil litigation, including commercial and employment litigation and has litigated matters on behalf of corporate clients in state and federal courts across the country and in the federal appellate courts. She generally engages clients in a goal-oriented approach to conflict, works with them to identify proactive management strategies to minimize future litigation, and identifies ways to manage employees and business processes to benefit the organization as a whole. Ms. Nicodemus brings a practicing lawyer’s education and experience along with significant business management experience to each engagement. She regularly provides legal services pro bono in support of non-profit arts organizations and in support of LGBTQ rights. Ms. Nicodemus is a regular speaker to students in middle school, high school and college on issues related to the U.S. legal system and the field of law. She maintains a license to practice law in Indiana and in New York. Ms. Nicodemus graduated with her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Hunter College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and earned her J.D. degree from New York University School of Law.
JOHN R. PANICO is a labor and employment attorney with the Indianapolis and Salt Lake City firm of Panico Law LLC. He concentrates his practice in employment litigation in federal and state court, and before Fair Employment Practice administrative agencies. Mr. Panico is admitted to practice law in Indiana, Utah and California and before the U.S. Court of Appeals. He is an employment mediator and arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Michigan Employment Relations Commission, and the Indiana Education Employment Relations Board. Mr. Panico has served as labor and employment counsel for the city of San Diego, Magnesium Corporation of America, and has held senior-level corporate labor relations and human resources positions in manufacturing, health care, mining, mass transit, higher education, service and utilities organizations, in both the public and private sectors. He earned his B.A. degree from the State University of New York, College at Old Westbury; his Master of Science, with distinction, from New York Institute of Technology; and his J.D. degree from Irvine University School of Law.