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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:
Web Segment  Web Segment Thorny Workplace Accommodation Issues - Employment Law Institute 2017, Monday, October 23, 2017
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Employment Law Institute 2017
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
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Thorny Workplace Accommodation Issues - Thorny Workplace Accommodation Issues, Monday, October 23, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Thorny Workplace Accommodation Issues - Thorny Workplace Accommodation Issues, Monday, October 23, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Thorny Workplace Accommodation Issues - Thorny Workplace Accommodation Issues, Monday, October 23, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Employment Law Institute 2017, Friday, October 27, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Employment Law Institute 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, New York, NY
Employment Law Institute 2019, Tuesday, October 15, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Employment Law Institute 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, New York, NY
Employment Law Institute 2019, Tuesday, October 15, 2019, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Employment Law Institute 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Employment Law Institute 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Employment Law Institute 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
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