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CODY J. BLADES is a civil trial and appellate attorney. Ms. Blades started with Madia Law LLC, after finishing one year clerking with the Honorable John R. Rodenberg of the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Since starting with Madia Law LLC, she has helped clients facing discrimination based on their gender, race, and disability fight their employers’ unlawful acts. Ms. Blades also fights for clients that have been discriminated against because they need to use workers’ compensation insurance or need to take leave under the Family Medical Leave Act. She has also fought for clients that have been the victims of police misconduct. She is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, National Employment Lawyers Association and Minnesota Women Lawyers. She received her B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota and her J.D. degree from Mitchell Hamline School of Law.
ANN BARRY HANNEMAN is a shareholder at von Briesen & Roper, s.c., where she acts as legal counsel to management in labor and employment law matters, including representing employers in federal and state employment litigation. Ms. Hanneman has successfully tried federal court jury trials, and regularly represents employers in administrative matters, as well as federal and state court proceedings. In addition to litigation, her practice includes advising on employment discrimination, negotiating separation agreements, handling sexual harassment complaints, drafting employee handbooks and developing policies, and managing wage and hour matters and leave requests in compliance with state and federal law. Ms. Hanneman is a frequent author and speaker on employment law matters and provides management training for companies on such topics as employment discrimination, Family and Medical Leave Act compliance, discipline and discharge, drafting employee handbooks, ADA compliance and updates on current cases, and legislation affecting employment law and human resources. She is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Wisconsin, and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits. Ms. Hanneman is a member of the Labor and Employment sections of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Wisconsin, and the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association. She earned her B.S. degree, with integral honors, from LeMoyne College and her J.D. degree from Marquette University Law School.
ANDREA F. HOESCHEN is an attorney with Carlson Dash, LLC. She has more than 20 years of experience practicing labor and employment law. Ms. Hoeschen's practice includes drafting and negotiation of employment contracts, non-compete agreements, employee handbooks and severance agreements. She also advises clients on matters of compliance with all state and federal labor and employment laws, and has litigated a wide variety of matters arising under ERISA, the NLRA, the FMLA, the FLSA, the ADA, and state and federal employment discrimination laws. Ms. Hoeschen is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Wisconsin, as well as in the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the Eastern District of Michigan. She is a member of the State Bar Labor and Employment Section, and chairs the Wisconsin Lawyers Assistance Program Committee. Ms. Hoeschen earned her J.D. degree from Tulane Law School.
JACQUELINE SEXTON is a principal with the law firm of Foland, Wickens, Roper, Hofer, & Crawford PC, in Kansas City, Missouri, where she focuses her law practice in the areas of employment litigation and counseling on behalf of employers. For the past 15 years, Ms. Sexton has developed her practice representing employers in the defense of claims of wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, as well as contract disputes, including covenants not to compete and the misappropriation of trade secrets. She regularly trains, counsels, and advises management and human resource departments on these issues. Ms. Sexton also has experience defending companies facing discrimination claims in commercial and retail contexts. She represents clients in federal and state courts, as well as before administrative agencies. Ms. Sexton is a member of the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel; the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers; The Missouri Bar; and the Kansas City Metropolitan, Kansas, and American bar associations. She earned both her B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Kansas.