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Ben Ford
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The FFCRA
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Jim Reidy
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Coronavirus
Employment Issues
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Kelly Donahue
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Graham Binks
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The FFCRA and CARES Act

Saturday, April 4, 2020

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Guest:

Ben Ford, Partner
207-253-4828
bford@verrill-law.com
Vanderbilt University Law School (J.D.)
University of New Hampshire (B.A.)
Verrill

Ben helps his clients reach their full potential. Whether it was helping out in his parent’s flower shop in California or building retail stores in New York, Ben learned firsthand that the best product in the world means nothing unless you have the right people to make it and sell it. Indeed, in any competitive market, a company’s success depends on its ability to build multi-disciplinary teams. Companies that fall back on outdated assumptions risk being surpassed by those who recognize the potential in diverse workforces. When it comes to providing legal services, Ben puts these principles into practice. Whether it’s a Norwegian company looking for a foothold in the U.S. or an entrepreneur working in her basement to perfect seaweed harvesting techniques, clients benefit from Ben’s well-rounded approach to problem-solving.

Mindful of his pre-law experiences, Ben took to his legal studies with a unique sense of perspective. With the help of his professors at Vanderbilt University Law School, Ben crafted a course of study designed to explore specific business challenges from a legal perspective. The result of this intensive study was a series of articles discussing novel approaches to business problems by combining proven business principles with highly sophisticated legal tactics. Many of those articles have been published in leading trade publications and they form the basis of Ben’s practice today.

Whether it is to a jury or a group of concerned business owners, Ben loves speaking about the law. He is as comfortable in a courtroom as he is in a boardroom and his passion for good ideas pervades every case he argues, and every article he writes.

When not at work, Ben can be found on the water racing sailboats or cruising around in his vintage 1959 Lyman Sleeper. Yes, he restored it himself (ask him to show you a picture).

Public Service
Member, Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project’s Pro Bono Panel
Memberships
Board Member, Maine Marine Trade Association
University of New England North-Board of Advisors
Arctic Economic Council-Shipping and Logistics Working Group

Training, Development and Humanizing Recruiting

Saturday, March 28, 2020 @10am

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Guest:

Saïd Eastman
CEO/GM
JobsinME
JobsintheUS

Founded in Maine, JobsInME has been connecting employers and job seekers since 1999. Their mission is to help job seekers find real, local, jobs where they want to work, through JobsinME.com and their other 50 hyper-local employment websites.

Job seekers can conveniently search Maine jobs by location, category, duration, and more. All employment opportunities – including full-time, part-time, temporary, seasonal and volunteer positions – are conveniently organized. Job seekers can save their custom search preferences, and even choose to receive automated Job Alert emails.

JobsInME’s savvy team of local recruiting experts help employers – large and small – find the talent they need to grow their business.

Coronavirus Employment Issues

Saturday, March 21, 2020 @10am

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Our Guest:

Peter Lowe, Atty.
Brann & Isaacson

Coronavirus Employment Issues –

Peter is a partner at Brann & Isaacson. He represents management on labor and employment matters.  Peter serves as lead labor counsel for some of the premier employers in Maine including L.L. Bean, Inc.

Peter has a wealth of experience both advising clients on conducting internal investigations, and serving as an outside independent investigator for sensitive and high profile workplace issues.

Peter is a frequent presenter to local and national organizations giving workshops on best investigative practices, and he has spoken to many audiences on the lessons learned from the Penn State scandal.

In 2009, Peter was selected to edit the Maine Employment Law Letter, a monthly newsletter published by Business & Legal Resources.  Peter has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best lawyers in America® (2013) (Employment-Law Management).  He is current president of Maine Council of School Board Attorneys.

AARP Legislative Initiatives

Saturday, March 14, 2020

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Guest:

Sarah Mysiewicz Gill
Senior Legislative Representative
AARP Governmental Affairs Dept.

Sarah Mysiewicz Gill is a Senior Legislative Representative with AARP’s Government Affairs department. She serves on Maryland’s Small Business Retirement Savings Board, and was appointed to the position by House Speaker Busch. Sarah was also appointed to Pennsylvania’s Private Sector Retirement Task Force by Pennsylvania Treasurer Torsella and to the Task Force to Ensure Retirement Security for All Marylanders by Governor Martin O’Malley.

Sarah is an expert in public and private sector retirement security, budgets, taxes, and legislative processes. She has been interviewed on her work by many news outlets, including MSNBC, CNBC, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, Forbes, Governing, Washington Post, Reuters, USA Today, Consumers Union, Money Magazine and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Sarah has presented at national conferences, such as the National Conference of State Legislatures, Council on State Governments, American Bar Association, National Conference of Insurance Legislators, National Institute on Retirement Security, and Investment Company Institute. She provided the keynote address in 2015 for the National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators.

Previously, Sarah worked as a tax policy analyst for a firm serving various Fortune 100 Companies. She began her career working for the Illinois Senate President on pensions and appropriations.