Celesq® Attorneys Ed Center

Virtual Litigation – Where We’ve Been, and Where We Are Going

Program Number: 3148

Program Date: 03/10/2021

Description

It has been one year since many law firms, including ours, closed their physical doors and opened for business “virtually.” And while the past year has been one of the most, if not the most, challenging for our profession, one thing that this year has shown is how resourceful and resilient attorneys can be. When faced with uncertainty as to how litigation matters would proceed when it isn’t safe for people to be in the same room with each other, lawyers used existing, and developed new, forms of communicating. In this one hour program, Helene Wasserman and Jannine Kranz will delve into the ways litigators not only survived, but thrived, in their representation of clients in depositions, arbitrations, mediations, hearings and even trials during the pandemic.

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Available in states

California, Colorado Eligible, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey Eligible, New York, Texas Self Study

Credit Information

50 minute credit hour - 1.00 General CLE credit
60 minute credit hour - 1.00 General CLE credit

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Presenters


Jannine Kranz, Esq.

Littler Mendelson P.C.

Jannine E. Kranz represents and counsels employers in all matters of labor and employment law.

Prior to joining Littler, Jannine worked at a large full service law firm where she practiced labor and employment law. She represented employers in a broad range of employment litigation matters, including defending against discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, breach of contract, defamation, whistleblower retaliation and wage and hour claims. Jannine also defended PAGA claims and wage and hour class action cases. During her tenure, she drafted a successful motion for summary judgment on a whistleblower retaliation case and drafted and argued a successful motion for summary adjudication in a disability discrimination case which resulted in the dismissal of all of plaintiff’s employment claims. Jannine also provided advice and counsel to clients on various personnel issues, including payroll, termination, medical leave and employee handbooks.

Jannine previously worked at a medical malpractice defense firm, where she served as the second chair attorney in two trials, gaining valuable experience as she prepared and argued the motions in limine and other pretrial motions in addition to preparing all of the exhibits and trial documents. Both cases resulted in defense verdicts.

During law school, Jannine served as an articles editor for the Hastings Law Journal and served as an extern to the Hon. Claudia Wilken, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. While at the University of Chicago, Jannine completed a general course study abroad program at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

 

Helene Wasserman, Esq.

Littler Mendelson P.C.

Helene J. Wasserman has spent her entire career practicing exclusively in the area of labor and employment law. She appears before state and federal courts and administrative agencies and handles litigation matters, including trial practice, arbitration and mediation.

She has specific experience with claims involving:

• Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
• The Americans with Disabilities Act
• The Fair Employment and Housing Act
• The Family and Medical Leave Act
• The Fair Labor Standards Act
• The California Family Rights Act
• California wage and hour laws
A seasoned trial attorney, Helene is the former Co-Chair of Littler’s Litigation and Trial Practice Group. She has tried single and multiplaintiff cases involving claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination and wage and hour claims, amongst others.

Additionally, Helene provides day-to-day counseling and advice on and has conducted in-house training on a wide array of topics, including:

• Hiring
• Discipline and termination of employees
• Wage and hour matters
• Downsizing
• Workplace violence
• Compliance with all state and federal employment laws

Helene is has actively engaged in, trained others on, and written and spoken on topics related to Virtual Litigation and Trials, and how to have litigation progress during the Pandemic and beyond.

 

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