At the next FIG HR working group meeting, we will hear about employment law updates from Dawn Ross of Carle Mackie Power & Ross, and I hope you can join us! If you are not in HR but want to learn about this topic, please feel free to come, or to share with others in your organization who might want to attend. Dawn Ross leads CMPR’s employment group and commercial litigation team, and serves as Managing Partner. Ms. Ross has represented employers successfully in state and federal litigation and administrative proceedings. Ms. Ross serves as counsel to some of the leading wineries, along with many other clients in the public and private sector. She assists clients in preparing employee handbooks, employment agreements, counseling on layoffs and terminations, and conducts workplace HR investigations. Ms. Ross also acts as trial counsel in intellectual property and commercial litigation matters such as breach of contract, real estate transfers, fraud, trade secret, trademark violations and construction defects. Ms. Ross works hard to control litigation costs without compromising the case. Ms. Ross has a reputation as an aggressive, detail oriented advocate, who has great success at trial. Ms. Ross was an associate at Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon and a partner at Marron, Reid & Sheehy prior to founding Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross LLP in 1998.