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PETER K. NEWMAN, founder of The Newman Law Group, has more than 35 years of experience representing employers in all areas of labor and employment law with an emphasis on litigation avoidance and defense. As a former National Labor Relations Board attorney, in-house employment law counsel, and partner with several large law firms, Mr. Newman has a well-established reputation for providing practical answers for today's workplace problems. He has served several roles for his clients: litigator, having successfully represented employers in hundreds of cases involving employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, related torts, wage-and-hour violations, non-compete agreements and trade secrets; traditional labor lawyer, with extensive experience with all types of NLRB cases, union avoidance and decertification, collective bargaining negotiations; and workplace problem solver, providing day-to-day advice on personnel issues and employment law trainer, having trained hundreds of executives, managers and supervisors on how to avoid getting their employers - and themselves - sued. Mr. Newman was one of the first lawyers to be certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a specialist in labor and employment law. He earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Miami University and his J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center.
TIMOTHY G. PEPPER is a partner with Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP. He focuses his practice in the areas of litigation, labor and employment, and E-discovery. Mr. Pepper is a certified specialist in labor and employment law by the OSBA. He represents clients in federal and state courts, in arbitration proceedings, in administrative adjudications, and in government investigations. He is a member of the American, Dayton, and Ohio State bar associations. Mr. Pepper earned his undergraduate degree from the Ohio State University and his J.D. degree from the Ohio State University College of Law.
R. JOSEPH WESSENDARP has advised and defended private and public sector employers and businesses for more than 30 years in labor and employment, workers' compensation, workplace health and safety regulatory compliance, discriminatory and retaliatory discharge, wage/hour issues, and collective bargaining. He practices before state and federal trial and appellate courts, administrative tribunals, and arbitrations. Mr. Wessendarp frequently presents at professional education programs. He earned B.A. degree from the University of Cincinnati and his J.D. degree from the University of Detroit.
FAITH C. WHITTAKER is a partner in the Labor and Employment Law Department of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP. She has significant experience guiding clients through issues that arise in the workplace. Ms. Whittaker has handled a multitude of employment-related litigation for her clients, who range from local businesses to Fortune 500 companies. She has handled litigation relating to all facets of employment law, including but not limited to discrimination claims, retaliation claims, wrongful discharge claims, class and collective actions, claims relating to background checks, wage and hour claims, noncompetition issues, and common law tort claims. Ms. Whittaker also has handled numerous wage/hour and exemption issues for clients, and has extensive experience in negotiating settlements. She has conducted training for her clients related to a variety of issues, including Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, The Fair Credit Reporting Act, and a variety of other state and federal employment statutes and regulations. Ms. Whittaker is a Cincinnati Bar Association trustee, chair-elect with the Executive Board for the Young Lawyers Section of the CBA, and previously served in the positions of vice-chair, secretary, and Social Committee chair. She is a chair for the CBA Labor & Employment Law Committee, and previously served as secretary. Ms. Whittaker previously served as trustee for the Cincinnati Bar Foundation. She earned her B.A. degree, cum laude, from the University of Dayton; and her J.D. degree from Northern Kentucky University, Chase College of Law.