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2017 Merit Systems Protection Board Summit

May 25, 2017
The Charles Sumner School
Washington, District of Columbia
Registration is now Closed!

Horizon Series - Live Event

 

8:30 – 9:00

Registration

9:00 – 9:15

Information for the Day

9:15 – 10:30

Remarks

Kathleen McGettigan, Acting Director , Office of Personnel Management
Mark Robbins, Vice Chairman and Acting Chairman, United States Merit Systems Protection Board

10:30 – 10:45

Networking Break

10:45 – 11:45

Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act Update 

Geraldine Rowe, Associate Director, Office of Appeals Counsel, United States Merit Systems Protection Board
Julia H. Perkins, Shaw, Bransford & Roth, PC
David Pena, Senior Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, Securities & Exchange Commission

11:45 – 1:00

Lunch on Your Own

1:00 – 2:00

Significant Decisions Point-Counterpoint

Daniel Madden Turbitt, Chief Counsel to the Acting Chairman, United States Merit Systems Protection Board
Melissa Mehring, Administrative Judge, Washington Regional Office, United States Merit Systems Protection Board

2:00 – 2:45

A Conversation with Circuit Judge Todd M. Hughes 

Circuit Judge Todd M. Hughes, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Allison Kidd-Miller, Assistant Director, United States Department of Justice, Civil Division, National Courts Section

 

2:45 - 3:00

Networking Break

3:00 - 3:45

Preparing Your Client & Best Practices for Mediation and Settlement Discussions 

Administrative Judge and Mediator Kasandra Styles, Washington Regional Office, United States Merit Systems Protection Board
Kristin Alden, Alden Law Group, PLLC
Michael Gaches, Acting Assistant Chief Counsel for Administrative Litigation, Office of Chief Counsel, Transportation Security Administration

 

3:45 - 4:00

Closing Remarks
Deborah Miron, Director, Office of Regional Operations, United States Merit Systems Protection Board 

 

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