About this program:
Employment practices claims present a variety of possible claims, some covered, some not. Examples of damages that may not be covered include wage claims, punitive damages, damages arising out of statutory violations, injunctive relief and intentional acts. Employers may have claims of their own for violations of non-competes, misappropriation of proprietary information and breach of contract. The panel will discuss who plays what roles in the defense and negotiations of settlements in such situations. We will address questions such as: Who represents whom? Does the carrier use coverage counsel to negotiate? Who speaks for the client in mediation? What needs to be negotiated and agreed upon before mediation? Join us for an interactive discussion about navigating through these wickets.
Brenton Bean is a Partner in the Atlanta office of Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young, LLP. Brent’s practice is primarily devoted to representing companies in lawsuits brought against them by employees. He additionally provides advice and counsel to management regarding employment law and human resource issues. Brent litigates all types of employment discrimination cases, with particular focus on class actions and collective wage and hour claims. Brent also possesses significant appellate experience. He is admitted to practice in Georgia, Colorado and Utah. Brent is a former General Counsel of a financial services company. Brent graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and German from Washington & Lee University and earned his law degree from the University of Georgia. He is fluent in written and spoken German. Brent is also an Eagle Scout.
Kathryn D. Terry is a Director and Shareholder with Phillips Murrah, PC, the Oklahoma City ALFA firm. Her litigation practice focuses primarily on insurance coverage, labor and employment and civil rights defense, although she also represents companies in a complex litigation and corporate matters. Kathy’s insurance coverage practice includes representing both major insurance companies and their insureds in coverage and liability disputes. The labor and employment aspect of Kathy’s practices focuses on employer representation, defense and training. In addition to defending, wage, labor, contract and discrimination lawsuits, claims and grievances of all kinds, Kathy also offers training on the in the above areas, including employment related regulatory requirements, human resources and personnel management, developing policies and procedures and record keeping. Kathy has represented two large corporate clients in large collective actions, resolving overtime exemption disputes under the Fair Labor Standards Act.