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Amy L. Bess

Amy L. Bess

Vedder Price P.C.

Washington, DC, USA


Amy L. Bess is the Chair of Vedder Price’s global Labor and Employment practice group and a Member of the Firm’s Board of Directors.  Her employment litigation experience includes the representation of employers before U.S. state and federal courts and administrative agencies, defending against claims of race, sex, disability and age discrimination; sexual harassment; whistleblower retaliation; restrictive-covenant disputes; wrongful termination; and wage and hour violations. She regularly counsels clients in all of these areas, drafts and negotiates employment and severance agreements, conducts on-site workplace investigations, presents training seminars and speaks to employer groups on avoiding workplace problems. Ms. Bess also has experience advising clients regarding their public accommodation obligations under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act and representing clients in litigation involving related claims.

Ms. Bess has extensive first-chair bench trial, jury trial and arbitration experience. She also is experienced in the defense of complex class action litigation, including wage and hour collective actions and pattern or practice litigation brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  Recently, Ms. Bess has published and spoken extensively and conducted trainings and investigations for employers on sexual harassment issues in connection with the #MeToo movement.

 

 

Amy L. Bess is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Employment Law Institute 2017
Employment Law Institute 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Thorny Issues Involving Reasonable Accommodations Under The Americans with Disabilities Act (July 2017) - Employment Law Institute 2017, Monday, October 23, 2017
Employment Law Lessons Learned from Recent Scandals (July 30, 2018) - Employment Law Institute 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Employment Law Lessons Learned from Recent Scandals - Employment Law Institute 2018, Tuesday, October 23, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Employment Law Lessons Learned from Recent Scandals - Employment Law Lessons Learned from Recent Scandals, Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Employment Law Lessons Learned from Recent Scandals - Employment Law Lessons Learned from Recent Scandals, Tuesday, October 23, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Employment Law Lessons Learned from Recent Scandals - Employment Law Lessons Learned from Recent Scandals, Tuesday, October 23, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Employment Law Institute 2018, Thursday, October 25, 2018, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Employment Law Institute 2019, Tuesday, October 15, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Employment Law Institute 2019, Tuesday, October 15, 2019, New York, NY
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