Total Credits: 3 CLE, 3 Ethics
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is an attorney, mediator, arbitrator and neutral evaluator with over three decades of experience in business transactions, real estate, construction, corporate, contract, commercial and business litigation. Renee has arbitrated and mediated all types of disputes ranging from small consumer matters to large construction defect claims. Renee is on the American Arbitration Association's Roster of Commercial Neutrals, AAA Construction panel and Merger and Acquisition panel. She is also on the Arizona Association of Realtors roster of mediators, a FINRA mediator, arbitrator and chairperson and an arbitrator and mediator with New Era ADR a virtual mediation and arbitration platform. She has been listed as a Southwest Super Lawyer in alternative dispute resolution since 2017. Renee is a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, AV rated by Martindale Hubbel and a senior fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. She has been a member of the State Bar's Fee Arbitration Program since 1991 and chaired the Program from 2012-2014. She currently serves on the State Bar's Ethics Advisory Group and on the Executive Council of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Arizona State Bar.
helps businesses understand how successfully navigating the alphabet soup of federal and state employment laws can positively impact company culture. Helen brings over 20 years of experience to her focus on management-side employment law, which is evident in the practical advice and training she provides to management on human resource issues. Helen's clients include companies in diverse industry sectors, including construction, real estate, manufacturing, technology, health care, distribution, and the retail and service sectors. When disputes arise, Helen is a strong advocate for the employer's interests, without losing sight of the larger issues impacting the business. She regularly represents employers in agency proceedings involving allegations of discrimination or harassment, and has successfully defended employers in lawsuits brought in both state and federal courts.Highlights of Helen's experience include: • Advised client regarding employment policy overhaul and implementation, including designing and delivering highly interactive management training to ensure compliance with newly-implemented policy directives. • Provided interactive training program for multiple clients on issues such as internal investigations, workforce diversity, and other topics relating to harassment and discrimination. • Represented employer in successfully obtaining dismissal with prejudice in U.S. District Court of a "collective action" filed by a group of employees for unpaid overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act. • Successfully resolved litigation in U.S. District Court alleging violation of non-solicitation obligations of a former employee. • Regularly represent employers in responding to charges of discrimination filed by current and former employees. • Efficiently completed compliance audits for multiple employers, as required by client contracts. • Successfully resolved litigation alleging violation of non-solicitation obligations of a former employee. • Obtained dismissal of a parent corporation from litigation alleging breach of employment contract and employment discrimination by former employee of subsidiary. (12/2019)