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  • Lender Liability to Municipalities in Subprime Foreclosure Crisis
  • Associate Mentoring and Advancement - How to Do and How to Get
  • SC Employers Advocacy Association, “Workers Comp and Other Legal Issues with Remote Workers” (2018) (Myrtle Beach, SC)
  • SC Technical College HR Annual Meeting, “Service Dogs in the Workplace and on College Campuses” (2018) (Greenville, SC)
  • Turner Padget Retreat, “Inappropriate Conduct in Today’s Politically Correct Workplace” (2018) (Columbia, SC)
  • National Business Institute, “Responding to Abusive Litigation Tactics” (2018) (Columbia, SC)
  • Southeast RIMS Annual Conference, “What’s New In Employment Law” (2017) (Charleston, SC)
  • Community Bankers Forum, “Best HR Practices When Hell Breaks Loose” (2017) (Columbia, SC)
  • National Business Institute, “Human Resources Boot Camp” (2017) (Columbia, SC)
  • Richland County Clerk of Court, “Maximizing Emotional Intelligence at Work” (2017) (Columbia, SC)
  • SC Technical College HR Annual Meeting, “Trump’s Impact on the Workplace” (2017) (Charleston, SC)
  • Palmetto Health Conference, “Labor and Employment Law Update” (2013-2017) (Columbia, SC)
  • SC Association of Corporate Counsel, “POTUS Candidates’ Positions on Workplace Issues” (2016) (Columbia, SC)
  • South Carolina IPMA-HR, “Substance Abuse and Drug Testing in the Workplace” (2016) (Columbia, SC)
  • SC Technical College HR Annual Meeting, “Update on LGBTQ and FLSA Issues” (2016) (Charleston, SC)
  • Turner Padget Retreat, “Diversity in the Legal Profession” (2015) (Florence, SC)
  • DRI Annual Meeting, “Managing and Winning Union Elections for Employers” (2015) (Washington, DC)
  • SC Association of Corporate Counsel, “Ethical Negotiations” (2015) (Columbia, SC)
  • Benedict College, “Title IX Update” (2015) (Columbia, SC)
  • SC Bar Annual Meeting, “Federal and State Immigration Reform” 2014 (Charleston, SC)
  • Southeast RIMS Annual Conference, “Employment Law Panel Discussion” (2013) (Charleston, SC)
  • SC Association of Corporate Counsel, “Drug/Alcohol Addiction in the Legal Profession” (2013) (Columbia, SC)
  • SC Annual SHRM Conference, “Dealing With Workplace Bullies,” (2012) (Myrtle Beach, SC)
  • Business Counsel, Inc., “Boeing and Beyond—The NLRB and Economic Development” (2011) (Asheville, NC)
  • National Business Institute, “Health Care Reform’s Impact on Employers” (2011) (National Webcast)
  • DRI Annual Meeting, “Social Networking at Work” (2010) (San Diego, CA)
  • "Associate Mentoring and Advancement - How to Do and How to Get," Presenter at Roundtable Discussion for the ABA Section of Litigation, Trial Practice Committee (January 2016)
  • "Handling Claims Against the Estate,"  The Probate Process from Start to Finish -- National Business Institute (November 2015)
  • "Navigating the Magistrate's Court," South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers, Litter Control Association Annual Meeting and Seminar (February 2011)
  • “Business Torts CLE Seminar: Fiduciary Duties - Limiting Their Scope and Explaining Them to Others,” South Carolina Bar, October 2014
  • “Lender Liability to Municipalities in Subprime Foreclosure Crisis,” American Bar Association, 2008 
  • South Carolina Occupational Health/Workers Compensation Seminar, moderator for “Ask the expert: A Panel Discussion” (2017)
  • South Carolina Employers’ Advocacy Association, Moderator for Case Law Update Panel Discussion (2017)
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, “Premises Liability In South Carolina,” 2013
  • “South Carolina Tort Reform and Joint and Several Liability,” South Carolina Bar, 2009, 2010
  • SCEAA April 2018 Moderator for Ask the Commissioner
  • Recent Court Decisions/WC 101 AIC October 2017
  • Recent Court Decisions/WC 101 ESIS November 2017
  • Recent Court Decisions/WC 101 Gallagher Bassett December 2017
  • SCWCEA Employer Panel on Nurse Case Management October 2017
  • “Creditors, Debtors, and LLCs” Business Counsel Fall Meeting - 2015
  • “Palmetto Propeller – An Overview” Business Counsel Fall 2017
  • “Forming an LLC? Don’t Forget to Have “The Talk” Entercom Greenville Radio Spot June 2016
  • LAWS 769: Legislative Process, University of South Carolina School of Law, Life Inside and Outside of the Fish Bowl – Experiences as a Legislative Staffer and as a Lobbyist, November 2017
  • Annual Meeting of the Association of Corporate Counsel- South Carolina
  • South Carolina Compliance Update, October 2017
  • South Carolina Alliance of Health Plans, Health Insurance Legislative Update, December 2016
  • The Law of Solar Energy in South Carolina: Lessons Learned-How Do You Allow for the Next One Hundred Years, July 2014
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, “Memory Hold The Door” Speaker, First Year Civility Oath Program, August 22, 2017
  • Faculty, Francis Marion University - Fred R. Sheheen Non-Profit Leadership Institute, Employment and Contract Law, 2017, 2018
  • “SC Power of Attorney Act,” ACTEC Southeast Regional Meeting, 2018
  • “Non-Probate Transfers,” South Carolina Bar, annually 2013-2018
  • "Probate Administration in South Carolina," South Carolina Bar, annually 2013-2018 
  • "Mediation in the Probate Court," South Carolina Bar, annually 2013 -2018
  • “SC Alternatives Causes of Action to a Will Contest,” ”ACTEC Southeast Regional Meeting, 2017
  • “SC Power of Attorney Act,” Corporate Banking And Securities Law Section of the SC Bar, 2017
  • "Estate Law Changes - What You Need to Know Professionally and Personally," Richland County Bar Association, 2016
  • "Changes to the South Carolina Probate Code," South Carolina Probate Judges' Association, Columbia Tax Study Group; S.C. Association of CPA's; South Carolina Bar; Charleston Estate Planning Council, 2013; Burkett CPA Seminar; SC Bar Convention; Orangeburg County Bar; Columbia Bank Counsel, 2014
  • "Considerations in Delayed Probate," South Carolina Bar, 2013.
  • "Considerations Before Opening an Estate," South Carolina Bar, 2012
  • “Selected Issues Regarding Creditors’ Claims Under the South Carolina Probate Code,” South Carolina Probate Judges’ Association, 2009
  • “Asset Protection Planning for Professionals,” Columbia Medical Society, 2007
  • CLE Speaker on Adult and Minor Guardianships and Conservatorships. Dec 2016
  • Moderator of Appraiser’s Panel for Young Professional Network of the Augusta Chapter of the Georgia Association of Realtors
  • Case Law Updates, South Carolina Bankruptcy Lawyer Association Annual Conference, 2017
  • Case Law Updates, South Carolina Bankruptcy Lawyer Association Annual Conference, 2018
  • Overview of the Richland County Probate Court and South Carolina Probate Code, Richland County Public Meeting and Information Session, 2016
  • Establishing Guardianships and Conservatorships for High School Seniors with Mental and Physical Disabilities, Richland County School District One, 2016
  • Keynote Speaker at the Federation of Ontario Law Associations 2016 Spring Plenary Conference, May 2016
  • "Different State Approaches to Residential Real Estate Closings," Panelist, Georgia State Bar, 33rd Annual Real Property Law Institute, May 2011
  • "Innovations that Build the Perfect System: Money, Member Benefit and Public Service" Moderator, National Conference of Bar Presidents Midyear Meeting, February 2011
  • "Educating Your Bar Leadership About Lawyer Referral Services" Speaker, American Bar Association Lawyer Referral & Information Service Workshop, October 2010
  • "Lawyering in the 21st Century: The (Dis)Satisfaction of the Profession" Moderator, National Conference of Bar Presidents Annual Meeting, August 2010
  • "Bar Leaders and Young Lawyers: Partnering Together to Shape the Future of the Profession" Moderator, National Conference of Bar Presidents Midyear Meeting, February 2010
  • “The Role of Local Government Counsel in Complex Agreements and Transactions,” Speaker, South Carolina Bar, Government Law Update, 2009
  • "Let's Talk: How Can the Bar and Law Schools Work Together to Prepare New Lawyers for Practice?" Moderator, National Conference of Bar Presidents Midyear Meeting, February 2009
  • “The Role of Local and Transaction Counsel in Municipal Projects,” Public Finance Symposium, 2009
  • “Don’t Let Mold Grow On Your Lease,” International Conference Shopping Centers, 2005
  • “Practical Advice on Valuing and Negotiating a Case,” South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association, 2009
  • “Medicare Set Asides,” Geico, 2009
  • “Auto/Torts Update,” South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association, 2008
  • “Tort Reform in South Carolina and Its Effects on Claims Analysis,” Geico, 2005
  • “What to do When all Hell Breaks Loose,” Community Bankers Forum, South Carolina Bankers Association, 2017
  • South Carolina Master in Equity Bench & Bar
  • Numerous speaking engagements on Foreclosure and Commercial Loan Restructuring
  • 2016, 2017, 2018 SC DOT- Small Business “boot camp”- “Building Collaborating to Expand Your Business”: Using Joint Ventures, Acquisitions, Partnerships or Teaming Arrangements to Reach Beyond Your Business’ Grasp.
  • NBI – Real Property Foreclosure: A Step By Step Workshop – How Bankruptcy Changes the Landscape, 2010
  • NBI – Protecting the Creditor’s Rights During Bankruptcy, 2011
  • NBI- Protecting Commercial Landlords in Bankruptcy, 2014
  • CREW- The Power of Pink: A Look at Women in Business, 2016
  • SCDTAA- Commercial Law Update, 2016
  • SCBLA-Motions for Stay Relief, 2016
  • PLTA- Title Curative Issues in Foreclosure, 2017
  • SCBLA- Foreclosure Law Basics and Utilizing the Master in Equity for Non-Jury Matters, 2018
  • SC Bar Leadership Academy-Marketing and Client Retention, 2018
  • Over 50 presentations on employment, ethics and mediation related topics on local, state and national basis
  • Coverage and Bad Faith – Review of Recent Decisions (Panelist), Professional Liability Attorneys Network, Yankee Stadium, June 18, 2015.
  • Motions Practice, South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center, Columbia, South Carolina, August 15, 2014.
  • Cyber Liability (Panelist), 2013 SE RIMS Conference; Charleston, South Carolina; September 12, 2013.
  • Lessons from the Legends (Panelist), Professional Liability Attorneys Network, Atlanta, Georgia, April, 30, 2013.
  • Game On! The Players and Carriers versus the NFL (Panelist), Winter Meeting, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, San Antonio, Texas, March 5, 2013.
  • Trial Superstars™ (Faculty/Presenter),South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association, Charleston, South Carolina, April 13, 2012.
  • “Preservation, Gathering and Spoliation: Important things to remember as a driver of a commercial motor vehicle,” South Carolina Trucking Associations Annual Meeting, November 2017