Kathie Caminiti is a partner in the firm's New Jersey and New York offices, and co-chair of the Pay Equity practice group. She has extensive experience handling employment litigation matters, ranging from individual plaintiff discrimination claims to wage and hour class and collective actions.
Kathie has successfully defended cases alleging civil rights violations, race, sex, age and handicap discrimination, sexual harassment, whistle-blowing, wrongful discharge and retaliation. Kathie has a sophisticated wage and hour practice and has distinguished herself in Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)/wage and hour litigation. Kathie currently is the lead counsel on a number of nationwide class and collective actions and has obtained favorable outcomes for clients in various wage and hour matters, including class and collective actions arising under the FLSA and various state laws.
Kathie has also defended employers and financial institutions in Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) cases, including class actions, seeking severance, pension and health and welfare benefits, as well as trade secret and restrictive covenant litigation.
Kathie counsels her clients on compliance with the law in such areas as employment discrimination, disability law, wrongful termination, reductions in force, FMLA and leave laws, sexual harassment, pay equity, and wage & hour matters, including issues related to employee classification. Kathie also assists clients in their liability prevention efforts by conducting employee training, preparing handbooks and implementing policies, as well as wage and hour and pay equity audits.
Recently, Kathie has been dedicating her time to analyzing the legal issues surrounding pay equality, state pay equity legislation and litigation and pay equity compliance audits. As a member of the firm’s Education Practice Group, Kathie regularly provides advice and training to a number of private educational institutions.
Her expertise is frequently quoted by ABC News, NJBiz, HR Executive, NJ 101.5 and other media outlets. She has published numerous articles that have appeared in The New York Law Journal, New Jersey Business, New Jersey Lawyer Magazine and Practical Law Institute regarding a variety of employment-related issues.
Naomi Waltman is Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel of CBS Corporation. She serves as co-head of the Intellectual Property section of the CBS Law Department, where she helps develop and implement strategies to protect the company’s intellectual property. As deputy head of Litigation, she also represents CBS Corp. and its business units in a broad range of litigation matters, including intellectual property, defamation, employment, and general commercial disputes.
Previously, Ms. Waltman was Vice President and Senior Counsel for Viacom, Inc., where she provided strategic advice and counseling to Viacom’s business units on a variety of legal issues. Earlier in her career, she was a litigation associate at the law firm of Kaye Scholer in New York, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Warren W. Eginton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. Ms. Waltman received a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a B.A. with Distinction from Stanford University.
STACEY J. HANNA is General Counsel, Global Ethics and Compliance at Lonza.Ms. Hanna joined Lonza when Capsugel was acquired by Lonza in July 2017 from KKR & Co.In her new role, she is responsible for building and enhancing a global ethics and compliance program in the areas of anti-bribery and anti-corruption, trade compliance and antitrust for the Swiss public company.While at Capsugel, Ms. Hanna focused on Ethics & Compliance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Employment, Regulatory, and Information Security matters.Ms. Hanna graduated with honors from Hamilton College in 1997 and Cornell Law School in 2001.Prior to joining Lonza, Ms. Hanna was associated with Mayer Brown, Pfizer Inc. and Drinker Biddle & Reath.
Jane Leopold-Leventhal, Esquire serves as general counsel for all Bohler Engineering locations. Bringing more than 27 years of legal experience, Jane began her career as a law clerk to the Honorable Phyllis Beck of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. After her Clerkship, she worked in the Litigation Department of Duane Morris’ Philadelphia office followed by her time as a Litigation Attorney at the law firm of Eastburn & Gray in Doylestown, PA where she became a Partner and served for several years on the firm’s Management Committee. During her tenure with Eastburn & Gray, Jane managed complex commercial transactions, construction litigation, real estate matters, commercial and residential construction litigation and business dealings, while also representing various suppliers in the construction trade and clients within the retail, architectural, and healthcare markets.
After several years as legal counsel to Bohler’s Pennsylvania offices, Jane accepted a position as Bohler’s General Counsel in 2012. Her responsibilities now include the oversight of commercial litigation, contract negotiations, lease negotiations, and employment issues. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania, and her Juris Doctorate from the Temple University School of Law, where she was a staff writer and then editor for The Law Review.
Melanie Scott-Bennett is an attorney at Microsoft, where she is responsible for managing all legal, privacy and compliance matters related to the development, design, marketing, and distribution of services within Microsoft’s leading business productivity suite, Office365. Her role includes counseling senior management on a variety of intellectual property, information technology, transactional, regulatory, data privacy, and security matters. Prior to joining Microsoft, Melanie served as the General Counsel for independent music and film company, Tyscot Music + Entertainment and before that she served on the Legal Affairs team at Siemens, a global powerhouse in electronics and engineering. Melanie has a passion for philanthropy and has served as a board member on the Ball State University Board of Trustees, Washington Lawyers for the Arts and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Melanie received her Bachelor of Arts from Ball State University and her Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University School of Law.
As General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Regulatory affairs, Robyn and her team spend a significant amount of their time representing Great Eastern client’s interests in rate case proceedings, regulatory proceedings and special case projects in multiple jurisdictions. She has advocated—through her professional testimony—and has been successful in reducing overall operating costs by creating special rate classifications that benefit the bottom line for GEE clients.
Robyn spent the first 15 years of her legal career as a litigator in both the federal and state courts, later taking that experience to found and become managing partner of Tancer & Muskat, a general practice firm in NYC. After selling the firm in 1999, Robyn took a break from the practice of law to become a legal recruiter with AKA Associates. With a focus on in-house placement, she worked extensively in recruiting legal associates for energy industry companies. It was at AKA Associates, where she began to develop a special interest in the Energy industry. In 5 years of legal recruiting, Robyn developed significant insight into the legal and regulatory needs of the industry and was regarded as a top recruiter of energy legal professionals. After a short stint in aiding with the development of a family business, Robyn joined Great Eastern Energy as General Counsel in 2009.
Initially Robyn was tasked with oversight for all HR, legal issues and general legal matters for Great Eastern, but in short order she engaged in representing the company in many state commission matters including rate cases and other regulatory issues. Robyn received her B.A. in Social Sciences from Ohio State University and her J.D. from the Washington College of Law at American University. With the company’s blessing and financial support, she also attained a Master of Jurisprudence in Energy Law, graduating with GPA of 4.0. She is a Member in Good Standing of the New York State Bar.
Miri is Associate General Counsel, Americas at Dentsu Aegis Network, a leading, global media, advertising and digital communications group. Miri is responsible for advising DAN’s media and specialist agencies throughout the region in their work handling digital creative execution, media planning and buying, brand tracking and marketing analytics for clients. Prior to joining DAN, Miri oversaw legal support for the Activision Publishing Minneapolis business unit of Activision Blizzard in connection with the development, publication, marketing and distribution of bestselling video games. Miri was also formerly Associate General Counsel at The Beanstalk Group in New York, which develops and manages turn-key, strategic global licensing programs on behalf of owners of famous brands and trademarks. Miri, a New Yorker, holds degrees from New York University and Brooklyn Law School, and is admitted to the bars of New York and Minnesota.
Evette Stair centers her practice on commercial transactions, technology transactions and intellectual property with a focus on licensing and complex technology distribution transactions.
Evette has extensive negotiation and drafting experience across a range of agreements including software agreements (SaaS included), IT outsourcing, technology development and professional services.
Currently Evette Stair is the Associate Counsel at Schrödinger, Inc. In this role, Evette advises domestic and international internal clients on balancing legal risk against business needs and goals. Evette represents Schrödinger in a vast range of corporate transactional and intellectual property matters related to Schrödinger’s software and professional services business. Prior to joining Schrödinger, Evette was an Associate at Venable LLP in the Technology Transactions and Outsourcing group focusing on the identification, protection, transfer and commercialization of intellectual property and technology assets. Evette was also previously an elementary school teacher in Newark, New Jersey as a Teach for America Corps Member.
Dr. Webb received her B.Sc. in Chemistry from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Columbia University in NY, and her post-doctoral training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She is currently Vice President, Intellectual Property at ARMGOâ„¢ Pharma, Inc, a privately held biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery and development of novel small-molecule therapeutics to treat debilitating cardiac, musculoskeletal and neurological disorders. Prior to joining ARMGO, Dr. Webb was at Aton Pharma, Inc., where she was part of a team focused on the discovery of a novel class of histone deacetylase inhibitors leading to the oncology drug SAHA (Vorinostat). She is the recipient of many honors and awards including a Fulbright scholarship. She is also registered patent agent with over 15 years experience in intellectual property portfolio management.