Friday, February 1, 2019 - 07:45

Registration is CLOSED. On-Site Registration Will be Available.

The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave. NW
20036 Washington, DC

MWELA’s Annual Conference is an all-day event featuring colleagues, judges, and outside experts on topics concerning all aspects of the plaintiff’s employment practice. Our annual Lawyer of the Year award will also be presented during the conference.

Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:45 – 8:30 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:30 – 8:40 am
MWELA President

The Changing Legal Landscape of the Civil Service
8:40 am - 9:40 am
Michelle Bercovici - Alden Law Group, PLLC
David Borer - General Counsel, American Federal of Government Employees 
Debra D’Agostino - The Federal Practice Group

Pregnancy & Family Responsibilities Discrimination
9:50 am - 10:50 am
Emily Martin - Vice President, Education and Workplace Justice at National Women's Law Center 
Michal Shinnar - Senior Associate, Gilbert Employment Law
Tom Spiggle - Partner, The Spiggle Law Firm

Wage and Hour Laws - They Should Benefit All Workers!
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sally Dworak-Fisher - Public Justice Center, Baltimore
Alan Kabat - Bernabei & Kabat, Washington DC
Omar Melehy - Melehy & Associates, Silver Spring

12:15 – 1:15pm
MWELA President
Presentation of 2019 MWELA Lawyer of the Year Award

Handling Security Clearance Matters and Whistleblowers in the Intelligence Community
1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Mary Kuntz – Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch, P.C.
Charles McCullough, III - Partner, Compass Rose Legal Group
Dan Meyer - Partner, Tully Rinckey, PLLC

Moderator: Jennifer Scarbrough, Tully Rinckey PLLC

Ethics - When Your Client is More Difficult Than Your Opposing Counsel!
2:25 pm - 3:25 pm
Ellen Messing – Partner, Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C.A 
Richard Seymour – The Law Office of Richard T. Seymour PLLC
Erika Stillabower– DC Bar

Preparing for Trial:  Light at the End of the Tunnel or an Oncoming Train?
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Judge Amit Mehta - United States District Court for the District of Columbia 
Donna Williams Rucker - Deputy Managing Partner, Tully Rinckey PLLC
Richard Salzman - Heller, Huron, Chertkof & Salzman, PLLC

Cocktail Reception
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thank you to our sponsors:



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Sensei Enterprises, Inc.


City National Bank

First Rehabilitation Resources, Inc.

Law Office of Alan Banov


Workplace Fairness

Leadership Circle

Charlson Bredehoft Cohen & Brown, P.C.


Outten & Golden LLP


Day Law Practice, LLC

Tully Rinckey PLLC 

The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave. NW
20036 Washington, DC