Speakers

MICHAEL J. LOTITO

Shareholder, Co-Chair, Workplace Policy Institute, Littler Mendelson

Michael J. Lotito advises organizations on all matters affecting the employer-employee relationship such as conflict resolution, alternate dispute resolutions, and equal employment opportunity concerns. He has testified before the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, as well as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. His testimony in July 2011 before the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee highlighted the need to eliminate rulemaking changes that would shorten the National Labor Relations Board election period. Michael has addressed other emerging workplace issues on behalf of a variety of trade associations submitting amicus briefs and extensive comments to proposed rules including those under the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA).
Today, with over 60 offices in major metropolitan areas nationwide and globally, more than 1,000 Littler attorneys provide the firm’s clients with representation and daily advice concerning dozens of different areas of labor and employment law. Littler Mendelson is the largest law firm in the United States exclusively devoted to representing management in employment, employee benefits and labor law matters. The firm has always had, and continues to have, the necessary legal resources, wherever they are needed, to provide world class employment and labor law representation for its clients.

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ROBERT GARBINI

President, NRMCA

Robert Garbini, P.E., is president of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association. Mr. Garbini joined NRMCA in December 1991 as the marketing director of building systems. He was named president in 1998. Prior to joining NRMCA, Mr. Garbini was the owner of Foundation Constructors in McLean, Virginia, a specialty design/build construction company. Mr. Garbini holds a master’s of science degree in structural engineering from The George Washington University in Washington, DC and a bachelor of science in business from Penn State University. He is a registered professional engineer in seven states and the District of Columbia.
Mr. Garbini will discuss the current state of the ready mixed concrete industry and the national Check-Off program being proposed for the ready mixed concrete industry.

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DAVID WASSERMAN

House Editor, The Cook Political Report

Wasserman analyzes the current political environment in presentations that he can tailor to his audiences’ specific interests or locales. His analysis looks at both national and local politics (if requested, he can even do a district-by-district analysis), the three critical trends that affect voting, and what the future holds for American politics.
Wasserman served as an analyst for the NBC News Election Night Decision Desk in 2012, 2010, and 2008 and has appeared on NBC Nightly News, ABC World News, C-SPAN Washington Journal, CNN, and NPR. His commentary on House races has been cited in numerous print and online publications including POLITICO, the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Pollster, RealClearPolitics, and FiveThirtyEight.

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