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NBI, Inc. is an accredited sponsor with Missouri Minimum Continuing Legal Education. This program qualifies for up to 6.0 self-study CLE credit hours. No more than 6.0 hours of self-study CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period. Attorneys may not earn ethics credit with self-study.
RENÉ L. DUCKWORTH is an attorney with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., and has represented national and local employers from a variety of industries in multiple aspects of employment law. Ms. Duckworth’s primary focus is litigating discrimination, retaliation, and harassment cases in state and federal courts, as well as defending claims before, and investigations by, state and federal administrative agencies, such as the Missouri Commission on Human Rights, the EEOC, DOL, and OSHA. She also partners with her clients to train management on compliance and current legal issues; drafts employment policies, handbooks, and contracts; and provides counseling on a wide range of employment-related matters, such as terminations, leaves of absence and FMLA compliance, unemployment compensation, garnishments, background checks, and more. Ms. Duckworth earned her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Truman State University and her J.D. degree from the University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law. She is admitted to practice in Missouri; and before the U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri; U.S. District Court, District of Kansas; and U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.
BURTON D. GARLAND JR. is a shareholder in the St. Louis office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. His employment practice includes litigating employment discrimination matters under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, the Federal False Claims Act, and the various state counterparts to these federal laws. Mr. Garland has extensive experience litigating high stakes matters in the context of motions seeking temporary restraining orders and other injunctive relief matters involving restrictive covenants (non-compete, non-solicit and confidentiality agreements), misappropriation of trade secrets, retaliation, tortious interference, unfair competition, and related claims. In addition to representing clients in federal and state court and before federal and state agencies, Mr. Garland’s practice includes advising clients on employment-related matters and drafting personnel policies, employment contracts, severance agreements, and employee handbooks. He also has significant experience in wage and hour class action defense and in FINRA arbitrations. Mr. Garland’s labor law practice includes union avoidance counseling and campaigns, elections, objections to elections, R-Case strategy and litigation, collective bargaining, strikes and injunctions, arbitration, and unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board. He earned his B.S.B.A. degree from the University of Arizona, his M.B.A. degree from St. Louis University and his J.D. degree from Saint Louis University School of Law. Mr. Garland is a member of the American Bar Association, The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (Labor and Employment Law Section chair 2007-08) and the Southern Illinois Bar Association.
SARAH S. KUEHNEL is of counsel to Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., and has devoted her entire career to providing litigation and counseling services to employers in all areas of employment law. She represents employers before administrative agencies in agency proceedings, investigations, and audits, as well as in state and federal trial and appellate courts. Ms. Kuehnel has successfully defended employers in litigation and government investigations involving many types of claims, including Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Equal Pay Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), False Claims Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and more. She is admitted to practice in Florida, Illinois and Missouri; and before the U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri; U.S. District Court, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida; and the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Kuehnel is a member of The Florida Bar, the Illinois State Bar Association, The Missouri Bar, American Bar Association, The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Military Spouse Juris Doctorate Network (MSJDN), Walton County Bar Association, Okaloosa County Bar Association, and the Walton County Chamber of Commerce. She earned her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from the Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Washington University School of Law.
ANDREW L. METCALF is an attorney with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., where he represents businesses and public organizations in all aspects of employment law, including both litigation and human resources counseling. He assists clients facing lawsuits and administrative charges alleging employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and violations of other workplace laws and regulations, including the FMLA and FLSA. Mr. Metcalf has guided clients through investigations by the EEOC, Missouri Commission on Human Rights, the Department of Labor, and OSHA. Having extensive experience with complex employment litigation matters, he offers strategies to ensure clients are efficiently and thoroughly protected in workplace legal matters. Mr. Metcalf also helps businesses and human resources professionals minimize risk by offering practical strategies and legal counseling on workplace policies, including the preparation and review of employee handbooks and employment contracts. He regularly speaks to business groups about best practices and litigation avoidance, and is a frequent author about developments under Missouri law. Mr. Metcalf is a member of the American Bar Association, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and The Missouri Bar. He earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from George Washington University and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Washington University School of Law.