Fair Labor Standards Act Webinar

Jonathan R. Secrest, Associate, Roetzel & Andress
Mr. Secrest's practice focuses on assisting clients with employment related matters, including representation through all stages of litigation and before state and federal agencies. He represents small and large employers on employment issues ranging from sexual harassment claims to alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Mr. Secrest's experience includes successful representation at the trial and appellate court levels.

In addition to practicing employment law, Mr. Secrest represents food manufacturers in defense of food product liability claims. He has obtained numerous dismissals of complaints, grants of summary judgment, and jury verdicts on behalf of clients.

Steven Leslie, Senior Manager, Claims Program, Grocery Manufacturers Association
Steven Leslie, a 1999 graduate of Johns Hopkins University, joined the GMA claims program in November of 2002 shortly after moving to Washington, D.C. Steven became the manager of the claims program in 2007, and became the senior manager in January of 2011. While working at GMA, Steven also obtained his law degree from the George Washington School of Law, graduating with honors in May of 2011.

As senior manager, Steven oversees all claims program operations. These operations include litigation management, non-litigated claims handling, laboratory testing, and claims system reporting.  Steven also has primary oversight of all claims program conferences and webinars, including the annual Food Claims and Litigation Conference, Consumer Complaint Management Conference, Foodborne Illness Litigation Conference, Foodborne Illness Litigation Webinar, and Consumer Complaint Management Webinar.