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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.
GREGORY D. BALLEW is a partner in the Kansas City office of Fisher & Phillips LLP. Mr. Ballew has successfully defended employers in state and federal court litigation throughout the United States and in over 80 labor arbitration proceedings, including cases in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. He also assists employers who have received charges of discrimination from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and similar state agencies and counsels employers regarding discipline/termination issues and compliance with employment laws, including wage and hour laws. Since 1999, Mr. Ballew has served as a contributing editor for the American Bar Association's (ABA) legal treatise, The Developing Labor Law. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Kansas, with highest distinctions, Phi Beta Kappa, followed by earning his J.D. degree from the University of Kansas School of Law.
LATRICE NICOLE LEE is an employment attorney in the Kansas City office of Polsinelli PC. Ms. Lee brings a unique perspective to client work that is based on her previous retail management experience. She works on behalf of clients to respond to EEOC charges, governmental agencies, as well as defend against law suits filed against them. Ms. Lee has published articles on social media and the law. She earned her B.S. degree from the University of South Carolina, her M.B.A. degree from Strayer University, and her J.D. degree from North Carolina Central University Law School. Ms. Lee is a member of The Missouri Bar, the American Bar Association, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, Kansas Bar Association, the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel, and the Defense Research Institute.
CAMILLE L. ROE is an attorney at Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris LLC, where practice is focused on human resources policy development, counseling, and litigation. She has handled matters at all stages of litigation, including in state and federal courts, with administrative agencies, and in arbitration. Ms. Roe represents a broad range of clients, from small companies to large corporations. Her practice is concentrated on employment matters, including state and federal discrimination matters based on race, age, sex, and disability. Prior to joining SBH, Ms. Roe served as law clerk to the Honorable Jack R. Grate, Jackson County Circuit Court Judge for the 16th Judicial Circuit. She is licensed to practice in Missouri and Kansas. During law school, Ms. Roe was a legal intern with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Solicitor where she assisted with investigating and litigating OSHA, MSHA, and FLSA claims. She also worked as a legal intern with the Missouri Commission on Human Rights where she handled MHRA complaints.
KIMBERLY F. SETEN is a managing partner with Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, where she focuses her practice on helping employers proactively address workplace matters. Ms. Seten represents clients before federal and state agencies, as well as in the state and federal courts of Missouri and Kansas. She also works with employers to develop strategies for addressing union issues, including running union avoidance campaigns, negotiating collective bargaining agreements, administering labor contracts, and representing employers in unfair labor practice charges. Ms. Seten is a frequent presenter throughout the United States on employment and labor topics. She is a contributing author of How to Take a Case Before the NLRB (2012) and a chapter author of the Kansas Employment Law Handbook. She also has published articles in newspapers and trade publications. Ms. Seten is a past vice-chair of the Labor and Employment Committee of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and a past chair of the Heartland Labor and Employment Institute. She earned her B.S. degree from the University of Illinois and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Miami.
JILL WALDMAN is of counsel with Lathrop & Gage LLP. Her practice is devoted to representing employers in workplace matters. Ms. Waldman represents employers in state and federal courts and before governmental agencies, in numerous areas of employment law, including claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, failure to accommodate, wage and hour violations, breach of contract, defamation, fraud, and a variety of other statutory and common law claims. In addition to litigation, she conducts harassment trainings and provides general counseling to employers on workplace issues, including preventative strategies for minimizing litigation on day-to-day personnel matters. Ms. Waldman earned her J.D. degree from the University of South Carolina and her LL.M. degree in labor and employment law from Georgetown University Law Center.