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SEP 10 -
Nathan Warecki
Sheehan Phinney
Immigration for Employment Part 1
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SEP 17 -
Nathan Warecki
Sheehan Phinney
Immigration for Employment Part 2
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SEP 24 -
Ken Lizotte
Thought Leading
The Speaker's Edge
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OCT 1 -
Adam White
Adam White Speaks
A Leader Others Will Follow:
The Power of Influence

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The Speaker’s Edge

Saturday, September 17, 2016 @10am

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Our Guest:

Ken-LizotteKen Lizotte
Author
Chief Imagination Officer
Thoughtleading.com

2 New Books

Author of The Speaker’s Edge: The Ultimate Go-To Guide for Locating and Landing Lots of Speaking Gigs (Maven House Press), The Expert’s Edge: Become the Go-To Authority that People Turn to Every Time (McGraw-Hill), and five other books, Ken Lizotte and his team transform consultants, entrepreneurs, business experts, attorneys and professional services professionals and their firms into “thoughtleaders,” thereby separating them the competitive pack.

A Certified Management Consultant (CMC), Ken speaks frequently at national and local business events including annual appearances at Harvard and the Concord Festival of Authors. From 2000-2005, he served as chapter president of IMC New England, followed by a term on the national board of IMC USA. He is a member of the CEO Club of Boston and the Association of Management Consulting Firms, a graduate of Alan Weiss’s Million Dollar Consulting College and the pro bono President of the Thoreau Farm Trust.

A thoughtleader in his own right, Ken has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, Newsweek, Financial Times, Investors’ Business Daily, National Public Radio, CBS-TV, Writer’s Digest Magazine, The Boston Globe, to name just a few. He has published hundreds of articles including blogs and columns for the American Management Association and Boston Magazine. He’s a co-founder of the National Writers Union.

Immigration for Employment Part 2

Saturday, September 17, 2016 @10am

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Our Guest:

Warecki_Torso_72dpiNathan Warecki
Business Immigration Attorney
Sheehan Phinney Bass and Green

Phone: 603.627.8189
Fax: 603.641.2391
nwarecki@sheehan.com

Immigration

Nathan joined the firm in 2013. His practice focuses on corporate law. Other areas of practice include corporate governance, immigration, private companies and professional practices and labor, employment and employee benefits. Prior to joining the firm, Nathan was an extern for the Honorable Joseph N. Laplante of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire. He was also a Teaching Assistant in the areas of Torts and Constitutional Law for the UNH School of Law.

Between college and law school, Nathan worked as an immigration paralegal in New Hampshire. He assisted attorneys in representing U.S. businesses seeking employment-based non-immigrant and immigrant visas for their employees. He also helped individuals seek humanitarian relief from removal, permanent residence, and U.S. citizenship.

Education

B.A., Stonehill College
J.D., cum laude, University of New Hampshire School of Law

Honors

Nathan served as the Chief Justice of the UNH Law Moot Court Advisory Board from 2012 to 2013. He also was a member of the Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program and participated in the UNH Law Moot Court program.

Memberships and Admissions

Nathan is admitted to practice in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Community Involvement

Nathan serves on the Intown Concord ‘Market Days’ Planning Committee. He is also a member of the Troop Committee for Boy Scout Troop 88.

Immigration for Employment Part 1

Saturday, September 10, 2016 @10am

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Our Guest:

Warecki_Torso_72dpiNathan Warecki
Business Immigration Attorney
Sheehan Phinney Bass and Green

Phone: 603.627.8189
Fax: 603.641.2391
nwarecki@sheehan.com

Immigration

Nathan joined the firm in 2013. His practice focuses on corporate law. Other areas of practice include corporate governance, immigration, private companies and professional practices and labor, employment and employee benefits. Prior to joining the firm, Nathan was an extern for the Honorable Joseph N. Laplante of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire. He was also a Teaching Assistant in the areas of Torts and Constitutional Law for the UNH School of Law.

Between college and law school, Nathan worked as an immigration paralegal in New Hampshire. He assisted attorneys in representing U.S. businesses seeking employment-based non-immigrant and immigrant visas for their employees. He also helped individuals seek humanitarian relief from removal, permanent residence, and U.S. citizenship.

Education

B.A., Stonehill College
J.D., cum laude, University of New Hampshire School of Law

Honors

Nathan served as the Chief Justice of the UNH Law Moot Court Advisory Board from 2012 to 2013. He also was a member of the Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program and participated in the UNH Law Moot Court program.

Memberships and Admissions

Nathan is admitted to practice in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Community Involvement

Nathan serves on the Intown Concord ‘Market Days’ Planning Committee. He is also a member of the Troop Committee for Boy Scout Troop 88.

Retaliation Claims – Replay

Saturday, September 3, 2016 @ 10am

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Guest:

Debra Weiss FordDebra Weiss Ford
Office Managing Shareholder
Litigation Manager

Jackson Lewis LLP

Retaliation Claims
in the Workplace –

Debra Weiss Ford is Managing Partner and Litigation Manager of the Portsmouth, NH office. Ms. Ford has over 30 years of experience representing employers in litigation matters before the state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Ms. Ford also represents employers before the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New Hampshire Department of Labor, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and the Massachusetts Department of Employment Training.

Ms. Ford also lectures frequently at seminars in New Hampshire and Massachusetts on issues related to employment law, including discrimination, wrongful discharge, reductions in force, termination issues, personnel issues, and contractual issues. She regularly advises clients on employment-related matters.

Ms. Ford received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Drew University in 1979 and her J.D. from Temple University of School of Law in 1982. She is an approved federal and state mediator. She is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Massachusetts Bar Association, Maine Bar Association, American Bar Association, New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association, American Arbitration Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and the National Association of College and University Attorneys.

She is admitted to practice in the State of New Hampshire, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, State of Maine, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, United States District Court for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, United States Claims Court, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Ms. Ford was a member of the New Hampshire Board of Bar Examiners from 1993 to 2005. She was appointed by the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to serve on the Merit Selection Panel to consider the reappointment of the incumbent magistrate. In 2003, she was appointed to serve on the Federal Court Advisory Committee. Ms. Ford is listed by Chambers as one of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. She is the author of the New Hampshire chapter of Workplace Privacy, a legal reference book for managers and human resource professionals, published by the Thompson Publishing Group, a division of West Publications. Ms. Ford was elected as a Fellow to The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in June 2006.

She is named as New Hampshire’s Best Labor and Employment Lawyer by Business NH Magazine. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America by Woodward White, Inc., and has been recognized by New England Super Lawyers as one of the top 50 women lawyers in New England and one of the top 100 lawyers in New England. She is listed in Top NH Lawyers in Labor and Employment in New Hampshire Magazine and has consistently been named the Best Lawyers’ Manchester Employment Law – Management Lawyer of the Year. She is also rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell. Ms. Ford was named one of the “Leaders in their Field” in the 2012 Chambers USA Legal Guide. Ms. Ford serves as a board member for the Portsmouth Music Hall, Family Service, Inc., and Seacoast Human Resources Association, and she is an emeritus board member of the New Hampshire SPCA.

Ms. Ford was rated as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer” by Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™ Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity

  • Named Best Labor and Employment attorney in New Hampshire, Business New Hampshire Magazine
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America (Labor &; Employment Law)
  • Listed in Top New Hampshire Lawyers in Labor and Employment, New Hampshire Magazine
  • Elected as a Fellow to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Listed in New England Super Lawyers (Top 100 attorneys in New England)
  • Listed in New England Super Lawyers (Top 50 Women in New England, Employment &; Labor)
  • Listed in Chambers USA as one of the top Lawyers in Labor and Employment artindale-Hubbell, AV Rating
  • Voluntary Action, Inc. (Board of Directors, 1984)
  • Ballet New England (Board of Directors, 1987-1988)
  • Pro Portsmouth, Inc. (Board of Directors, 1988-Present)
  • First Night/Portsmouth (Vice President, 1991-1992)
  • NHSPCA (Board of Directors, 2004-Present) * 1st Tee (Board of Directors, 2005-2006; Honorary Board Member, 2005-2008)
  • Rockingham County Action (Board of Directors, 2009-Present)
  • Selected for inclusion in 2010 New England Super Lawyers practices
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Disability, Leave and Health Management
  • Drug Testing and Substance Abuse Management
  • Labor and Preventive Practices
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Management Education
  • Public Sector Representation
  • Reductions in Force, WARN Act
  • Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition
  • Wage and Hour Compliance

Education

  • Temple University J.D., 1982 Dean;s List
  • Drew University B.A., 1979 magna cum laude

Admitted to practice

  • U.S. Supreme Court 1992
  • 1st Circuit Court of Appeals 1984
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims 1991
  • Massachusetts – D. Mass. 2002
  • New Hampshire – D. N.H. 1982
  • Maine 2010 * Massachusetts 2000
  • New Hampshire 1982

Bar & professional association memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • New Hampshire Bar Association