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    January Monthly Meeting

    Date: January 26, 2016, 11:30am – 1:30pm
    RVSHRM: Legal Updates
    Sheraton, Airport- Roanoke
    2801 Hershberger Rd, NW
    Roanoke 24017

    Registration 11:30 a.m. | Networking: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Lunch: Noon
    Program Immediately Following Lunch
    $20 / Members and $25 / Non-Members
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    Legal Updates with Michael Gardner, Woods Rogers

    Register see cancellation policy below.

    Speaker's Biography:

    Mike Gardner is a member of the firm’s Labor and

    Employment group and assists clients in preventing and

    resolving workplace issues, including discrimination

    claims, non-compete and severance issues, and wage

    disputes, among other topics. He defends employers from

    claims filed in federal and state court as well as with state and

    federal agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity

    Commission. Michael is a presenter at Woods Rogers’ annual

    Labor and Employment Seminar series.

    After graduating from Washington and Lee University Law

    School, Mike clerked for the Hon. Jackson L. Kiser in the U.S.

    District Court for the Western District of Virginia. While

    clerking, Mike worked on many labor and employment cases

    and gained insight into how federal courts analyze claims that

    arise under the myriad statutes governing the relationships

    among employers, employees, and unions.

    Mike’s experience also includes tort defense, concentrated

    predominantly in defending medical malpractice claims. He has

    also defended clients against claims arising from motor vehicle

    accidents and premises liability “slip and fall” cases. He has

    experience navigating the complex procedural aspects of the

    Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation and pretrial



    Washington and Lee University, J.D., 2010

    Hampden-Sydney College, B.A., 2005


    Supreme Court of Virginia

    U.S. Court of Appeal, Fourth Circuit

    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

    U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia

    Virginia State Bar


    Roanoke Bar Association

    Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)

    National, Roanoke Valley, Danville, and Blue Ridge

    Chapters; Legislative Chair, Roanoke Valley SHRM

    Rotary Club of the Blue RidgeNew Generations

    Ted Dalton American Inn of Court

    Virginia Bar AssociationRegional Chair, Young

    Lawyers Division







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    Members and guests who are unable to register in advance are invited to attend as a walk in and pay onsite.  We usually have a few extra seats to accommodate onsite registrations, but seating is not guaranteed and preregistration is encouraged.