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Greenberg Traurig’s Timothy Long & Philip Person Participate in PLI’s Cutting-Edge Employment Law Issues 2020: The California Difference Webinar

SACRAMENTO – Sept. 21, 2020 – Shareholders Timothy Long and Philip Person of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will participate in Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) Cutting-Edge Employment Law Issues 2020: The California Difference webinar, Sept. 23.

Hosted by PLI, and co-chaired by Long, the full-day event addresses the issues confronted by employment law advisers, litigators, and human resources management and professionals, with particular emphasis on California State law considerations. This year's program will address the impacts of COVID-19 on employment law issues in California. The program combines a comprehensive review of case law and regulatory developments; an in-depth analysis of emerging issues; and practical guidance related to best practices to maximize employment law compliance, mitigate legal risk, and achieve business objectives. Long and Person will address issues facing companies in California, including: dealing with claims that may arise as a result of the shutdown; issues that should be on every employer’s checklist when reopening or preparing to reopen; and planning for additional waves of closing and reopening. Long will participate in both opening remarks and the panel titled, “Year in Review/Hot Topics.” Person will participate in the panel titled, “COVID-19: Lessons About Ethical Behavior.”

Long, who routinely co-chairs the annual program, leads the Sacramento office’s Labor & Employment Practice and splits his time between the firm’s Sacramento and Los Angeles offices. He has deep experience litigating complex labor and employment issues, having served as lead counsel in multiple class, collective, and representative actions and advising on dozens more. Long’s clients have included a variety of financial institutions and entities, entities in the entertainment sector, health care related entities, airlines, retailers, high-tech companies, and transportation and logistics companies.

Person, a shareholder in the firm’s San Francisco Labor & Employment Practice, focuses on representing employers in wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour, trade secret misappropriation, non-competition, non-solicitation, and whistleblower claims. He also represents employers in labor and employment arbitrations. Additionally, Person counsels and advises his clients on various employment issues and coordinates with executives and management to develop plans to mitigate the employer’s risk.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Labor & Employment Practice: Greenberg Traurig Global Labor & Employment Practice serves clients from offices throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Members of the practice have had numerous trial wins and are frequently called upon to handle complex, bet-the-company, and large high-stake cases, including nationwide class and collective actions. On the labor side, a leading group of lawyers regularly represents management with labor-relations matters. Labor & Employment team members assist clients with complex employment issues, and design practical, proactive strategies that can be readily implemented by today’s human resources professionals. In addition, the practice is recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the areas of Labor and Employment Litigation, Labor-Management Relations, ERISA Litigation, Workplace & Employment Counseling, and Trade Secrets Litigation. Visit Greenberg Traurig’s Labor & Employment Blog for insights and analysis of the latest labor and employment developments, including legislation, regulations, cases, policies, and trends.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2200 attorneys in 40 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.