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    March Monthly Meeting - All About FMLA

    Date: March 22, 2022, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Holiday Day Inn Valley View
    3315 Ordway Drive
    Roanoke, VA 24017
    $20.00 Member | $25.00 Non-Member | $10 Student Chapter Members | $10.00 Hybrid
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    All About FMLA

    11:30am - 1:00pm

    Hybrid Meeting Available

    Attend online or in person at:

    Holiday Inn Valley View

    3315 Ordway Drive
    Roanoke, VA 24017

    Registration 11:30 a.m. | Lunch: 12:00pm

    Program Immediately Following Lunch

    Pending approval for 1 General CEU HRCI/SHRM

    Hybrid Link will be sent the morning of the meeting to registrants



    Pending approval for SHRM Credit (1.00 "General HR" Credit Hour)


    James K. Cowan Jr.

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    Jim is the Chairman of CowanPerry PC. His practice focuses on representing management in the full spectrum of labor & employment related issues confronted by employers in today’s workplace, handling complex business litigation matters and representing property owners and developers on land use issues and commercial real estate projects. He represents a wide range of employers, business owners and developers in the region, ranging from high-tech start-ups to large manufacturers, and from local property owners to national developers.

    He has twenty-five years of trial experience representing employers in non-compete litigation, myriad types of business and partnership disputes, and the waterfront of employment-related litigation, including employee benefits and ERISA claims.

    Over the course of his career, he has represented companies in federal and state courts across Virginia in commercial litigation and in the defense of wrongful discharge claims, including disability, age, family medical leave, sexual harassment, race, and gender under the Americans with Disabilities Act; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; the Family Medical Leave Act and Fair Labor Standards Act; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 42 U.S.C. §1981; and before the Virginia Supreme Court on appellate matters. Jim also represents employers before the NLRB, the EEOC and the Virginia Employment Commission. Additionally, he specializes in the preparation of affirmative action plans and responding to OFCCP and other Department of Labor audits.

    Jim serves as outside general counsel to a number of prominent companies and non-profits in the region, and as the general counsel to Onward, the New River Valley’s economic development alliance. He is passionate about land conservation in Southwest Virginia, and is an active member of the Board of Directors of the New River Land Trust. Jim is also a sought-after speaker and corporate trainer locally and for national programs, and is an active member of the Virginia State Bar Labor & Employment Section.

    Finally, Jim has been recognized for over a decade and listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” [since 2006 to present]; as a Virginia “Super Lawyer” [Rising Star 2007-2009; and since 2010 to present]; and also repeatedly named to Virginia Business Magazine’s “Legal Elite” for Labor/Employment law.

    David E. Perry

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    David focuses his practice in the areas of corporate, LLC and business law, with an emphasis on tax-related issues including ERISA and employee benefits, tax planning and commercial real estate. He has over twenty-five years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, employee benefits and executive compensation and commercial real estate matters. Additionally, he serves as outside general counsel to numerous companies. David represents businesses of all sizes and in all stages from small business and start-ups to large well-established companies.

    David was recently recognized again as The Best Lawyers in America® 2021 Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law “Lawyer of The Year” for the Roanoke area.  This is the highest overall recognition offered and is given to only one attorney in a geographic location for each specific practice area, and an honor also received in 2016.  Additionally, he has been repeatedly recognized in “The Best Lawyers in America®” for his work in employee benefits & ERISA law [since 2006 to present]; tax law [since 2010 to present]; real estate law [since 2017 to present], and now in 2021 for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships).  David has also been recognized by Virginia’s “Super Lawyers” Magazine [2006 – 2009; 2015 to present] for his work in employee benefits (ERISA) law and tax Law; and Virginia Business Magazine’s “Legal Elite” [since 2014 to present] for business law.