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C-Sweet HR Roundtable

  • 26 Sep 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (PDT)
  • Zoom



C-Sweet HR Roundtable

Tuesday, September 26th

12:00 noon PT/ 3:00 pm ET

HR for 2024

As we move into the last quarter of 2023 and look toward 2024, we are pleased to offer you a highly interactive Human Resources Roundtable highlighting some of the most important developments of the year and what to expect on the horizon.  Topics covered will include:

  • Developments in artificial intelligence, focusing on recent EEOC guidance and proposed state regulations
  • The U.S. Supreme Court’s affirmative action decision and the potential impact on corporate DEI programs
  • The status of the FTC’s proposed ban on noncompetes, and state efforts to limit restrictive covenants
  • Key new employment laws
  • The impact of the ballot initiative trend on employment law, including California’s challenge to its Private Attorney General Act

 This Launch Event is complimentary and open to ALL!  

Meet the Speakers

Esra A. Hudson

Partner, Employment and Labor at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Esra Hudson is the leader of Manatt’s employment and labor practice.

Esra focuses her practice on all aspects of employment law and related litigation. Her practice is client centered and cutting edge. She has saved clients hundreds of millions of dollars in high-stakes cases by developing creative and effective litigation strategies. Esra has particular experience handling Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) representative actions and class action defense. She also represents companies in state and federal courts, defending claims of discrimination, harassment, whistleblowing, wrongful discharge and related tort claims, breach of contract, trade secrets, unfair competition, and all other employment-related matters. Esra has represented employers in proceedings before state and federal agencies, including the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement and the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She has also successfully defended broad-ranging classification audits by the California Employment Development Department. Esra’s litigation practice also includes extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution, including managing and trying dozens of simultaneous arbitration matters following the enforcement of class action waivers in arbitration agreements.

In addition to her litigation practice, Esra is a trusted advisor to her clients on a variety of employment, personnel management and operational issues. She has expertise in crisis management and media relations, including in sensitive matters involving executives and high-profile individuals. Esra also provides a wide array of management training on a variety of employment-related subjects, including sexual harassment and discrimination prevention. She develops employment manuals and policies, as well as executive employment and severance agreements.

Esra provides services for companies in a diverse group of industries, including entertainment, financial services, healthcare, transportation, insurance, manufacturing, the service industry and nonprofits.

Stephanie Roeser

Employment Associate at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Stephanie Roeser is an associate in the employment and labor practice and is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. She represents clients in a wide variety of employment and commercial litigation matters, including litigation defense of wage-and-hour class actions as well as single-plaintiff discrimination and retaliation matters.

Stephanie also represents employers before state and federal administrative agencies and advises employers on employment issues and best practices.

Before joining the firm, Stephanie provided legal services to startups in the Bay Area. She holds a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, which she obtained in 2015. Her educational background also includes a B.A. in Political Science and Business Studies from New York University in 2010.

Stephanie is admitted to practice in California and has earned the distinction of being named "Ones to Watch" (Labor and Employment Law - Management) by Best Lawyers in 2024. In addition, she is conversant in Spanish.

*** Check your calendars carefully!  All event fees are non-refundable. Replays are available for C-Sweet Members only. ***

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