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Danielle Moore, Esq.
Fisher Phillips LLP
Danielle Moore, a partner with Fisher Phillips, represents and counsels employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including preparation of employment handbooks, personnel policies, and management training and lectures on employment issues. She has experience litigating matters in state and federal courts, state administrative tribunals, and in arbitration.
Ms. Moore is “AV” Peer Review Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and was named one of San Diego’s “Top Attorneys,” “Best of the Bar,” and one of the “Top 40 under 40 Best and Brightest Minds of San Diego.” She was also a 2016 finalist for San Diego Magazine’s “Woman of the Year.”
Eric Schillinger, Esq.
Eric Schillinger of Trucker Huss concentrates his practice in the areas of health and welfare plans, including major medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, employee assistance, fringe and other employer-provided benefits. He has extensive experience helping employers comply with the various federal and state laws applicable to health and welfare plans, such as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, the Public Health Service Act, HIPAA, COBRA, FMLA and Medicare. As part of his practice, he assists clients with drafting plan and trust documents, amendments, SPDs and other required disclosures for such plans; handling employer and plan audits by the IRS, DOL, EEOC and other governmental agencies; analyzing employee-benefit issues relating to all aspects of plan design and funding, such as the use of Voluntary Employees’ Beneficiary Associations (VEBAs) and plan restructuring that results from mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions; preparing government agency filings, such as private letter ruling requests, ACA reporting, and state disability benefit plan applications; analyzing plan administrative, fiduciary and tax issues, including benefit claims and appeals, coverage mandates, nondiscrimination requirements, and income and payroll tax reporting; and reviewing and negotiating service provider agreements.
Mr. Schillinger has been at the forefront of the ongoing efforts by the new administration and Congress to repeal and replace the ACA and the potential impact on employers. He has given presentations on numerous aspects of ACA compliance and has written articles on the ACA repeal and replacement process for legal publications including the “expert analysis” section of Law360.com, health care section of Federal Employment Law Insider and the Daily Journal. He has been quoted in articles covering ACA repeal legislation for Business and Legal Resources (BLR®), Law360.com and HRDive.com. He also participates in a law commentary podcast as a guest to discuss the legal, economic and political implications of various ACA repeal and replacement proposals.
Leonora M. Schloss, Esq.
Jackson Lewis, P.C.
Leonora “Lenny” M. Schloss is a Principal in the Los Angeles, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She is the California Leader of the Wage and Hour Internal Audit Subgroup. For more than 25 years, Ms. Schloss has specialized in wage and hour and leaves of absence issues, advised and trained employers on preventative measures including drug testing, drafted policies and agreements including drug testing policies, handled CalOSHA retaliation complaints, conducted wage and hour classification audits and training, and handled employment investigations.
Ms. Schloss has substantial experience litigating single plaintiff and class action discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage/hour cases in state and federal courts including jury and court trials. She has represented employers in mediation, arbitrations and before administrative agencies such as the California State Labor Commissioner, DFEH, EEOC, EDD and DOL. Ms. Schloss has successfully asserted the federal enclave doctrine defense and proven lack of state law application in dozens of administrative and court matters, including two reported decisions.
In addition to her trial experience, Ms. Schloss has successfully handled several union arbitration hearings. Ms. Schloss is a frequent speaker at human resources and other organizations on minimizing employment law liability and other various employment related topics.
Kristina Sidrak, Esq.
Jackson Lewis, P.C.
Kristina Sidrak is an associate in the Los Angeles, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counseling.
Andrew Sommer, Esq.
Conn Maciel Carey LLP
Andrew Sommer is a partner with Conn Maciel Carey’s Workplace Safety and Employment practice groups. He defends employers in a wide range of labor and employment matters, with a particular emphasis on Cal/OSHA enforcement actions and employment litigation. Mr. Sommer represents employers in inspections, investigations and enforcement actions involving Cal/OSHA, and advises on issues related to workplace safety.