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Drug Policy & Workplace Fairness

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 42 minutes
Recorded Date: October 05, 2018
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11:05 am - 12:05 pm
  • Defending Reasonable Accommodations in Drug Policy
  • Medical Marijuana in the Workplace
  • HR and GC's Role
  • Finding the Right Balance between Zero Tolerance and Reasonable Accommodations
  • HR Policies 
  • Panel Discussion of Current Cases
Runtime: 42 minutes
Recorded: October 5, 2018


Workplace drug policy is governed almost exclusively by state law. Therefore no single corporate drug testing policy will satisfy all state laws. In addition, the recent legalization of medical cannabis in some states have multi-state employers evaluating their current drug policy.

In this session, our experts will discuss best practices for businesses with multi-state operations and how they can balance privacy, human rights, occupational health, and workplace safety to ensure a workplace fairness.

This program was recorded as part of Corporate Counsel's Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference held on October 5th, 2018.

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Danielle Moore

Fisher & Phillips, LLC

Danielle Moore is a partner in the firm's San Diego office and cochairs the Fisher Phillips firm-wide Women's Initiative and Leadership Council.

She represents and counsels employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including employment discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, retaliation, and wage-hour class action lawsuits, as well as employment handbook and personnel policy preparation, and general preventive advice including hiring, discipline and termination practices. Danielle has experience litigating matters in state and federal courts, state administrative tribunals, and in arbitration.

Danielle regularly conducts management training and lectures on employment issues. She also teaches an employment law course at San Diego State University and serves on the Human Resources Advisory Board for the University. Danielle also serves on the Board of Directors for the PHCC Academy and the Lawyers Club of San Diego. Danielle also serves as President of the Lawyers Club’s North County Chapter.

Danielle is "AV" Peer Review Rated Preeminent by MartindaleHubbell and was recently named one of San Diego’s 2014, 2015 and 2016 "Top Attorneys," one of 2014 and 2015’s "Best of the Bar," as well as one of the "Top 40 under 40 Best and Brightest Minds of San Diego." Danielle was also a 2016 finalist for San Diego Magazine’s “Woman of the Year."

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Pamela Richardson

Vice President & Chief Labor and Employment Counsel
American Water

Pam Richardson has specialized in labor and employment law for her entire legal career. Pam currently serves as the Vice President, Chief Labor and Employment Counsel for American Water, the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. Her responsibilities include providing advice and counsel on a wide variety of employment, labor and employee benefits issues. Additionally, Pam manages outside counsel with respect to pending litigations and provides training to human resource professionals and management employees on various employment and labor law issues.

For the past two years, and prior to her promotion to Vice President, Chief Labor and Employment Law Counsel, Pam served as Director, Labor and Employment Law Counsel for American Water. Before joining American Water, Pam worked as a Labor and Employment Law Associate with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. Prior to that, Pam served as a labor and employment law attorney with both public and private sector employers.

Pam received her J.D, cum laude, from Catholic University in Washington, DC and her bachelor’s degree from East Stroudsburg University in East Stroudsburg, PA. Pam is licensed to practice in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel and Hispanic National Bar Association.

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Pamela Eager Liou

VP, Managing Assistant General Counsel
CA Technologies

Pamela Liou currently serves as VP, Managing Assistant General Counsel at CA Technologies where she supports and provides transactional and compliance legal counseling to the U.S. Public Sector and Canadian Business Unit.

Prior to joining CA Technologies, Pamela served as Senior Corporate Counsel in Oracle’s U.S. Public Sector Government and Compliance Legal Team.

Before joining Oracle, Pamela was a Senior Associate at Goodwin Procter LLP in its Technology Companies Practice Group, and during this time, Pamela represented emerging and high-growth technology companies during all phases of their lifecycle, including formation, private equity financing, mergers and acquisitions and IPOs, as well as general corporate and legal operational matters. Pamela was also active in the hiring, mentoring, training and pro bono programs, including KickStart International, Inc., Women’s Business National Enterprise Council, Center for Women and Enterprise, and the Neighborhood Business Initiative.

Pamela received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University in Economics and her law degree from Boston College Law School.

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E. Jewelle Johnson

Senior Counsel and Chief Employment Counsel
Graphic Packaging International

E. Jewelle Johnson is Senior Counsel and Chief Employment Counsel for Graphic Packaging International, Inc., a publicly traded company that is one of the world’s largest producers of folding cartons and coated, recycled boxboard. Jewelle is responsible for handling domestic and international labor, employment, benefits and safety-related matters impacting the company’s 13,000 employees worldwide. In addition, Jewelle serves as primary counsel for the company’s Mill Division, Secretary of the Company’s Retirement Committee and is the lead negotiator on employment-related issues impacting M&A agreements.

Before joining Graphic Packaging, Jewelle was an equity partner at Fisher & Phillips LLP. Jewelle served as a founder and Co-Chair of the Fisher & Phillips Diversity Committee. She also was a member of the firm’s Recruiting Committee. A graduate of the 2016 Class of Leadership Atlanta, Jewelle has long been active in the community. She was appointed to Georgia’s State Personnel Board and Employee Benefits Plan Council by Governor Nathan Deal, and currently serves as Chair of the Georgia Personnel Board.

Jewelle also serves as President of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys Foundation, Inc., and Chair of the National Employment Law Council’s Board Development Committee. In 2007, she served as President of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA) after having held numerous board positions from 2001 through 2006, including Vice President, Gala Chair, Historian, Membership Chair, and Parliamentarian. Jewelle’s other leadership activities have included serving as a member of the Georgia Supreme Court’s Commission on Access and Fairness in the Courts, a member of the State Bar of Georgia Committee to Promote Inclusion in the Profession, a member of the Atlanta Legal Aide Society’s Advisory Committee, a Director of the Fulton County Chapter of the Metropolitan Atlanta Boys and Girls Clubs, and a Director of the Atlanta Legal Diversity Consortium.

Jewelle has received several honors and awards. In 2016, the State Bar of Georgia awarded its Commitment to Equality Award to her for working to increase diversity within the legal profession. In addition, Jewelle was listed as a Rising Star in Georgia Super Lawyers magazine in 2006, 2007 and 2009. Jewelle was selected one of “Atlanta’s Top 100 Black Women of Influence” by the Atlanta Business League in 2007 and 2009, and she was listed in the 2007 “Who’s Who in Law” section of the Atlanta Business Chronicle Power Book. In 2006, Jewelle was recognized by Atlanta Woman as one of “Atlanta’s 25 Power Women to Watch” and she was featured in The Fulton County Daily Report’s annual “On the Rise” issue that same year.

Jewelle earned her Bachelor of Philosophy and Bachelor of Arts degrees, simultaneously, from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio; and she earned her Juris Doctor from the Duke University School of Law in 1997.

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