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    February 19th Chapter Dinner Meeting

    Date: February 19, 2014, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
    Laura Beard and Ericka Carmona-Vega
    Gaithersburg Hilton, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
    $30.00 Chapter Members, $40.00 Nonmembers, $45.00 Walk-ins
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    About the Program:

    Whether it is responding to an employee complaint, a customer complaint, a government investigation, or some other issue, it seems that companies are devoting more time and resources to conducting investigations. The appropriateness of the company's response can potentially help the company avoid liability, maintain a customer relationship, and protect its image, among other things. Thus, it is important to develop appropriate procedures for conducting investigations.

    Topics for this presentation include identifying reasons why investigations may be conducted, developing strategies for structuring investigations – from understanding how investigations are initiated (e.g., intake process, or responding to a lawsuit or public relations matter), to identifying potential investigators (including the role of legal counsel), and forming strategies for fact gathering and evidence preservation - and developing resolutions for the matters being investigated.

    About the Speaker:

    Stephen B. Stern is a partner with the law firm of Hyatt & Weber. In connection with his employment practice, Mr. Stern helps companies minimize exposure to liability by developing effective employment policies and practices. He advises companies on strategic matters, such as trade secret protection programs, non-compete, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements, privacy issues, independent contractor relationships, and social media policies. Mr. Stern also has successfully represented clients in federal and state courts and before federal, state, and local administrative agencies in a variety of matters, such as race, age, sex, disability and other discrimination claims, wage and hour disputes, and suits involving non-compete agreements and trade secrets.