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ANDREW J. BAER is an attorney with Deutsch Kerrigan LLP in New Orleans. Mr. Baer is a member of the commercial litigation and labor & employment teams, defending clients against claims of professional liability. He defends clients against legal malpractice claims involving suits pertaining to contested settlements, BP litigation, and various other claims. He has assisted clients in addressing commercial litigation claims under the FDCPA, UCC, and general contract disputes. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Baer served as a law clerk at a multinational conglomerate engineering, procurement and construction company. He is a member of the American Bar Association and Federal Bar Association. Mr. Baer earned his B.S. degree from Louisiana State University and his J.D. degree from Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law School.
MAGDALEN B. BICKFORD is a member of McGlinchey Stafford PLLC in their New Orleans office. Ms. Bickford represents management and employers in labor and employment litigation. She also consults employers on best practices in the workplace, provides guidance on policy and procedure drafting and implementation, provides management training and education, and provides other general legal counsel. Ms. Bickford has lectured and counseled extensively in all areas of employment law, as well as workers' compensation law and education law, including but not limited to, policies and procedures for employee handbooks, hiring, counseling and separation of employees, employee discipline, reduction in force, leave, employee growth and development, employee benefits, workers' compensation, non-compete agreements, privacy issues, compensation plans and strategies, restructuring and downsizing, EEO, FLSA, FMLA, ADA and general federal and state legal compliance, as well as general policies and procedures in the workplace. She earned her B.A. degree, cum laude, from Loyola University and her J.D. degree from Loyola University School of Law. Ms. Bickford is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute, the New Orleans Bar Association, the Society of Human Resources Management (local and national chapters), and the Women’s Professional Council of New Orleans (past president, board member and Bylaws chair).
CAMILLE R. BRYANT is an attorney with McGlinchey Stafford PLLC in their New Orleans office. Ms. Bryant defends and counsels clients in employment discrimination matters for both union and non-union workforces, assisting with matters involving collective bargaining, grievance handling, working within the framework of a union contract, and other general legal counsel. She also handles matters before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), including unfair labor practice proceedings and representation case hearings. She also practices in the areas of medical malpractice defense and products liability defense. Ms. Bryant earned her B.S. degree from Southern University and A&M College and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. She is a member of the New Orleans Association for Women Attorneys (board member), New Orleans Bar Association (Young Lawyers Committee, chair of Public Service Committee, Minorities in the Profession Committee), Louisiana State Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association.
MICHAEL BUSH is a member of the labor & employment section in the New Orleans office of Chaffe McCall L.L.P. As a partner with over 20 years of experience, he maintains a national practice dedicated to counseling a longstanding and diverse clientele of domestic and international corporations, business owners, and individuals on the wide array of legal and regulatory issues affecting employers and professionals today, including those arising under the National Labor Relations Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act and Family Medical Leave Act. Mr. Bush is licensed to practice law in Florida, Louisiana, and Texas; and regularly defends his clients' interests before trial and appellate courts, federal and state agencies, as well as in a variety of mediation and arbitration forums nationwide.
LAURA E. CARLISLE is a member of the labor & employment group in the New Orleans office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC. She focuses her practice on employment law and commercial litigation, but she also has a broad range of experience assisting with insurance defense, partnership and business entity disputes, construction defense, medical malpractice defense, and oil and gas matters. In the employment context, she has assisted in defending clients with respect to state and federal wage claims, FLSA violations, discrimination and harassment allegations, retaliation, and other policy violations. Ms. Carlisle also has experience advising and defending clients with respect to other employment-related matters such as non-compete and confidentiality agreements, severance agreements, non-disparagement clauses, and wage and hour issues. She is a frequent speaker on labor and employment law issues for business and professional groups. Ms. Carlisle is a member of the Federal, Louisiana and New Orleans bar associations; and the Bar Association of the 5th Circuit. She earned her B.A. degree at the University of Virginia and her J.D. degree at Vanderbilt University Law School.
EMILY OLIVIER KESLER is an associate with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, where she focuses her practice on employment law and commercial litigation. In the area of employment law, her practice includes defending clients in a variety of litigation and business disputes, including contract disputes, claims of breach of fiduciary duty, non-compete agreements, fraud, and unfair trade practices. Ms. Kesler has also represented clients in FLSA class actions and in EEOC charges of discrimination. In the area of commercial litigation, she has worked on a variety of matters, including mortgage servicing litigation and other mortgage-related matters, lender liability claims, wrongful foreclosures, and claims of unfair and deceptive trade practices. Ms. Kesler also has experience related to insurance defense and personal injury claims, including admiralty and maritime cases involving Jones Act/LHWCA/OCSLA/maritime/offshore worker personal injury claims. Additionally, she has represented clients in cases involving the FHA and LPLA.
MARYJO L. ROBERTS is an attorney with The Kullman Firm, where she practices in the area of labor and employment. Her practice area encompasses a broad range of labor and employment law disputes, including Title VII and state law discrimination, harassment, retaliation litigation, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) litigation, EEOC complaints and investigations, employment contracts, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, confidentiality agreements, and wage and garnishment litigation. Ms. Roberts also provides employment advice and training on matters such as employee hiring and discharge, employee discipline and employment investigations, drafting employment manuals and handbooks, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) issues, electronic communications policies, and addressing employee privacy concerns. She practices before federal and state courts throughout Louisiana. She is a member of the American, Federal, Louisiana State, New Orleans, and Baton Rouge bar associations; and the State Bar of Texas. Ms. Roberts is a frequent speaker on labor and employment matters. She earned her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from the University of New Orleans; and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.
SHANNON S. SALE is a litigator with McGlinchey Stafford PLLC. Her practice primarily focuses on insurance defense, including complex coverage issues, bad faith, maritime personal injury, environmental and toxic exposure. She received her B.S. degree from Louisiana State University, her B.S. degree from the University of New Orleans and her J.D. degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.