40th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference


10:00 am - 4:30 pm


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The 40th Annual SoCal LERA L&E Conference is fully remote and will be held by Zoom. SoCal LERA will be hosting an in-person reception the day before, more details to follow.
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Orange County LERA, Los Angeles LERA and San Diego LERA are now SoCal LERA, serving all of Southern California’s labor and employment community.

This is our 40th Labor Law Conference held in Southern California, second conference held under the banner of SoCal LERA. 

40th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference

In cooperation with

National Academy of Arbitrators (NAA), Southern California Region
and programming support provided by
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region 21 and Region 31, Los Angeles

Please join us as we continue the tradition of LERA’s annual one-day conference in Southern California designed for all labor and employment professionals in either the private or public sector. This program is geared for attorneys, union organizers and representatives, HR professionals, arbitrators and mediators, supervisors and managers, students and academics, by providing invaluable information on the latest labor and employment law issues and legislation affecting the workplace.

Featured Speakers

Chairman Lauren McFerran, National Labor Relations Board, will discuss her perspectives on the NLRB

 Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley School of Law, will present an insightful analysis of cases recently decided or pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.

 NLRB Region 21 Regional Director William B. Cowen

 NLRB Region 31 Regional Director Mori Rubin

 Also, distinguished NAA arbitrators, and well-known practitioners in the fields of labor and employment law.

Program Schedule

10 to 10:15 am — Welcome

Josh Adams, President, SoCal LERA

10:15 to 11am — NAA Panel

“Are You Putting Me On? How Arbitrators Resolve Everyday Disputes Between Parties in Labor Arbitration.”

Dave Beauvais, Guy Prihar*, Jan Stiglitz*, Brenda Suttonwills, and moderator Christopher David Ruiz Cameron*  (*denotes NAA member)

11 to 11:45 am — NAA Breakout Sessions with Guest Arbitrators

Robert Bergeson*, Carl Bosland,* Michael Eagleson, Juan Carlos Gonzalez*, Fred Horowitz*, Najeeb Khoury, Sylvia Marks-Barnett, Anthony Miller*, Yuval Miller, Jon Monat*, Ken Perea* Sheri Ross*, Theodore Scott, Robert Steinberg* (*denotes NAA member)

12 pm to 1:30 pm — NLRB Update with Guest Speakers

Chairman Lauren McFerran, National Labor Relations Board
William B. Cowen, Regional Director of NLRB Region 21, and Mori Rubin, Regional Director of NLRB Region 31

2:00 to 3:00 pm — Panel 

Hot Topics in Employment Law – Gig Work + Post-COVID Safety

Rocio Y. Garcia-Reyes, Assistant Chief Counsel (South) Cal/OSHA Legal Unit
Stacey Leyton, Partner at Altshuler Berzon LLP
Michael Plank, Partner at Bush Gottlieb (moderator)

3:15 to 4:15 pm — SCOTUS Update

Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley School of Law

4:15 to 4:30 pm — Closing Remarks & Signoff

Pricing and Registration

Registration is $55 that covers all sessions. You can register now at the bottom of this page by submitting your booking. If you have been to this website before, you will need to login first (upper right corner).


This meeting is planned to take place in person, and it is possible that it may be accessible remotely as well. Check back soon for full details.

MCLE Credits

This program provides up to 6 hours of California MCLE credit. Following the program, please email jadams@gslaw.org to request your certificate of attendance.


Questions logging in or having trouble with the website? Contact Emily Smith at eesmith@illinois.edu. For all other questions, email Josh Adams at jadams@gslaw.org.




Registration Information

Payment and Confirmation

Checks payable to "SoCal LERA" should be sent to: SoCal LERA, c/o JC Gonzalez, 1014 S. Westlake Blvd. #14-190, Westlake Village, CA 91361. Questions? Email jcg@socallera.org.

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