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Presenters: Burton D. Garland Jr., Heidi Kuns Durr and Andrew L. Metcalf
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.
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.
HEIDI KUNS DURR a shareholder in the St. Louis office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., where she provides counseling and litigation defense to management in all aspects of employment law, including investigating and handling employment-related charges and lawsuits under Title VII, ADEA, ADA, FMLA, FLSA (including collective actions) and state laws, including school law matters; labor arbitrations under collective bargaining agreements; defending unfair labor practice charges under the NLRA; providing anti-harassment, disability and other training to both managerial and non-managerial employees; drafting and litigating employment agreements (including restrictive covenants); and preparing employee handbooks. Ms. Kuns Durr is a member of American Bar Association, The Missouri Bar, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and Missouri Asian American Bar Association. She received her B.J degree, magna cum laude, from University of Missouri-Columbia and his J.D. degree from University of Missouri-Columbia.
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.