22nd Annual Public Sector Conference

Firm Partners Erich Shiners and Charles Sakai will be participating in the 22nd Annual Public Sector Conference on Friday April 22nd, hosted at the Claremont Club & Spa.

Erich Shiners will be moderating the panel for Do’s and Don’ts of a PERB Hearings and Appeals from 1:00pm – 2:00pm.
The panel will explore PERB’s hearing and appeals processes, including issues that may arise with particular substantive claims. Provide insight into PERB’s perspective on these processes, and these experienced advocates will discuss successful techniques and strategies.
Panel members include: Alicia Clement, PERB; Jennifer Keating, Leonard Carder; Nate Kowalski, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo; and Katharine Nyman, PERB

Charles Sakai will be speaking on the panel Pension Wars: Will They Ever End? from 2:10pm – 3:10pm.
Public employee pensions still remain under attack. New initiatives are being planned – while the court and legal battles over the old ones continue. Receive a first-hand up-to-the-moment update from the attorneys who are in trenches. What will the City of San Diego do with PERB’s recently issued decision in San Diego Municipal Employees Association v. City of San Diego. The City of San Jose and its unions have agreed on terms for settlement in the Measure B case, but will the court approve it? What is in the Reed/DeMaio Initiative and how would it impact the battles that have already been decided? Find out the answers to these and other questions about California’s ever-changing public pension scene.
Moderator: Carol L. Koenig, Wylie McBride Platten & Renner
Speakers: Jan Goldsmith, San Diego City Attorney; Christopher E. Platten, Wylie McBride Platten & Renner; Charles Sakai, Renne Sloan Holtzman & Sakai; and Ann M. Smith, Smith Steiner Vanderpool & Wax