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Faculty | Employment Law Beyond the Basics Seminar | Davenport, IA | December 14, 2011
Employment Law Beyond the Basics Seminar

Robert S. Gallagher - (Gallagher, Millage & Gallagher, P.L.C.):
ROBERT S. GALLAGHER, managing member of Gallagher, Millage & Gallagher, P.L.C. in Bettendorf, has an extensive litigation practice primarily in the areas of labor and employment, family, and personal injury law. Mr. Gallagher is a frequent speaker in the areas of employment and business law. He is a member of the Scott County Bar Association, the Iowa State Bar Association, the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Mr. Gallagher received his B.A. from the University of Iowa and his J.D. from Marquette University.

Nathan R. Mather - (Nepple Law, PLC):
NATHAN R. MATHER, a shareholder with Nepple Law, PLC in Muscatine, focuses his practice on management-side labor and employment law as well as business and fiduciary litigation. Mr. Mather defends employers in state and federal suits, administrative actions and alternative dispute resolution proceedings, litigating cases involving unlawful discrimination, wage and hour disputes, unlawful terminations, non-compete agreements, reductions in force, disability law, unfair labor practices, and traditional labor law. He also counsels businesses on all aspects of employment law, including compliance, employee handbook preparation and review, workplace rules and policies, dealing with investigative audits, workforce training, internal investigations, and responding to organizational campaigns. Mr. Mather has been admitted to practice in Iowa, Illinois (pending), New York, and New Jersey. He is a member of the Muscatine County, the Iowa State, and the American Bar Associations. Mr. Mather received his B.A. from Northwestern University and his J.D. from the New York University School of Law.

David M. Pillers - (Pillers and Richmond):
DAVID M. PILLERS, a shareholder in Pillers and Richmond in DeWitt and Clinton, devotes a significant amount of his practice to civil litigation, including labor and employment. Mr. Pillers represents labor and management in negotiation of collective bargaining agreements throughout the state of Iowa. He also represents businesses and corporation throughout eastern Iowa and western Illinois. Mr. Pillers is a member of the Clinton County Bar Association, the Iowa State Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Iowa Association of Justice, the American Association of Justice, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Bar Association. He is licensed to practice in the states of Iowa and Illinois as well as the U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, the U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit. He has several reported cases. Mr. Pillers earned his B.A. at Valparaiso University and his J.D. at Valparaiso University School of Law.

G. Wylie Pillers III - (Pillers and Richmond):
G. WYLIE PILLERS III, a shareholder and managing partner of Pillers and Richmond with offices in DeWitt and Clinton, practices in the areas of corporate and business law, collective bargaining and negotiations, estate planning and probate, health care law, and real estate. Mr. Pillers served as the Assistant Clinton County Attorney for three years before becoming the Clinton County Attorney, a position he held for seventeen years. Mr. Pillers has several reported cases. Mr. Pillers is a member of the Clinton County and the Iowa State Bar Associations, and he is admitted to practice in the Iowa Supreme Court , the United States Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court – Southern District of Iowa, the National Labor Relations Board, the Size Appeal Board (SBA), the Internal Revenue Service, and the Iowa Public Employment Relations Board. Mr. Pillers earned his B.A. at Valparaiso University and his J.D. at Valparaiso University School of Law.

Heather L. Carlson - (McDonald, Woodward & Carlson, P.C.):
HEATHER L. CARLSON, of McDonald, Woodward & Carlson, P.C. in Davenport, has successfully litigated numerous cases on behalf of individuals, corporations, and small businesses in many different types of cases including employment law, personal injury, workers’ compensation, divorce and custody issues, business disputes, insurance coverage, and construction. With regard to employment law, Ms. Carlson takes cases involving sexual harassment, racial harassment, discrimination, FMLA, wage and hour, and general employment law. In addition to her courtroom experience, she has also represented individuals, corporations, and small businesses in front of various civil rights agencies, including the EEOC, the Davenport Civil Rights Commission, and the Iowa Civil Rights Commission. Ms. Carlson is an active member of the Iowa Defense Counsel Association, the American Bar Association, the Iowa State Bar Association and its Labor & Employment Law Section Council, and the National Employment Lawyers Association. She also has lectured on various employment law topics at continuing legal education seminars. Ms. Carlson earned her B.A., cum laude, at Augustana College and her J.D., cum laude, at Saint Louis University School of Law, where she served as executive editor of the Saint Louis University Public Law Review.