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This course has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 6.0 hours of on-line credit, which includes 0.0 hour of ethics. No more than 6.0 hours of on-line CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.
NBI, Inc. is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 12.0 Self-Paced Professional Development Credits PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.
NATHAN L. BURROW is an attorney at Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, where he practices in the areas of civil litigation and the defense of employers and insurers under the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Act and Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act. He previously served as a law clerk to Honorable Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge John M. Roper for the Southern District of Mississippi. Mr. Burrow is a member of The Mississippi Bar, the Jackson County Bar Association, the Harrison County Bar Association, the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, and the Russell-Blass-Walker Chapter of American Inns of Court. He was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers ® Rising Stars® Mid-South Edition for 2014 - 2017 in the area of civil litigation. He earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from The University of Mississippi; and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from The University of Mississippi School of Law.
ASHLEY ELEY CANNADY is a partner in the Jackson office of Balch & Bingham LLP. Her practice focuses on defending employers and management in employment-related disputes before courts and administrative agencies, including disputes involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, failure to accommodate, FMLA interference, and other related state and common law claims. Ms. Cannady also regularly represents clients in contract disputes and business litigation. She earned her B.A. degree, cum laude, from the University of Mississippi; and her J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Mississippi School of Law. She is a member of the American Bar Association, The Mississippi Bar and Mississippi Women Lawyers Association. Ms. Cannady is admitted to practice before all Mississippi state courts, the United States District Court for the Southern and Northern districts of Mississippi, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
BLYTHE LOLLAR is an attorney at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, where she maintains a broad litigation practice defending businesses in general civil litigation and labor and employment matters. Ms. Lollar has devoted a substantial amount of her practice to defending employers and management in a variety of legal claims, including wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wage and hour claims. She is a frequent speaker and author on labor and employment law for business and professional groups and is admitted to practice before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and all federal and state courts in Mississippi. Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Lollar served as a law clerk to the Honorable Sharion Aycock, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi. She earned her B.A. degree, cum laude, from the University of Mississippi’s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College and earned her law degree, cum laude, from the University of Mississippi School of Law. Ms. Lollar is a member of The Mississippi Bar's Women in the Profession Committee and is a graduate of the bar’s 2017 Leadership Forum. She served on the Editorial Board for the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association from 2016 to 2017 and currently serves as the co-chair of the Capital Area Bar Association’s Law Related Education Committee. Ms. Lollar is also actively involved with the Jackson Young Lawyers Association, Federal Bar Association, and Junior League of Jackson and was named a Top 50 Leader in Law by the Mississippi Business Journal in 2017.
JENNIFER G. HALL is a litigation attorney in the Jackson office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC. Since 2002, she has concentrated her practice in the area of labor and employment law and litigation in state and federal courts. Ms. Hall devotes a significant amount of her practice to representing employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor, and the Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission; and in defending lawsuits related to harassment and discrimination in the workplace. She also has experience in civil litigation, including products liability, personal injury, mass tort, satellite theft, and insurance defense. Ms. Hall is listed in the Mid-South Rising Stars (2009 - 2017). She is a frequent lecturer and author on labor and employment law, and litigation topics for business and professional groups. Ms. Hall is a member of The Mississippi Bar; the American, Tennessee and Capital Area bar associations; the Federal Bar Association for the Fifth Circuit; the Mississippi Women Lawyers Association; and the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association. She earned her B.B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Mississippi School of Business and her J.D. degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law.
TIMOTHY W. LINDSAY is a shareholder in the Ridgeland, Mississippi office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. He is a life-long Mississippian and currently resides in Ridgeland. Mr. Lindsay received his B.B.A. (managerial finance) degree in 1981 from the University of Mississippi and his Juris Doctorate degree in 1984 from the University of Mississippi School of Law. His practice has focused exclusively on labor and employment law since 1987. With over three decades of litigation experience, he has had the opportunity to serve as lead defense counsel for public and private sector employers defending a wide variety of labor and employment issues arising under both federal and state laws. Mr. Lindsay is admitted to practice before all state courts of Mississippi, the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern districts of Mississippi and Western District of Tennessee, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Also, he is retained frequently to represent management in administrative agency charges before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, defending claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, as well as the National Labor Relations Board in defense of clients involved in ongoing labor disputes or charges of unfair labor practices. At the state administrative agency level, he has represented employers in claims for benefits before the Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission and the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. Mr. Lindsay has been listed for more than ten consecutive years in the respected professional publications of Chambers USA © and Best Lawyers in America©, and has been recognized in HR Professionals Magazine as one of the Mid-South's Top Lawyers in labor and employment law. Recently, he was named by Best Lawyers in America© as the 2017 Lawyer of the Year in employment law on behalf of management for the Jackson metro area.
SPENCER RITCHIE is an attorney at Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP, where he focuses his practice on appellate, commercial litigation, labor & employment, personal injury, and product liability. Mr. Ritchie was a law clerk to the Honorable Rhesa H. Barksdale, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and law clerk to the Honorable Richard A. Schell, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, He is admitted in Mississippi. Mr. Ritchie received his B.A degree from Texas Tech University and his J.D degree from University of Mississippi School of Law.
MALISSA WILSON is a partner at Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP, where she focuses he practice in areas of labor employment, premises liability, civil rights, and media law. Before joining the firm, Ms. Wilson worked as a journalist, a public relations practitioner in crisis communications, a defense attorney, a government attorney, and in-house counsel. She is admitted in Texas and Arkansas; and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern districts of Mississippi; and U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern districts of Texas. Ms. Wilson received her B.A degree, magna cum laude, from Texas Southern University; her Masters in science from Columbia University; and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Mississippi.