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LEADING A GOLD MEDAL WORKFOCE
Arkansas SHRM 2024 HR Conference & Expo • October 21-23 • Hot Springs, Arkansas

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Keynote Details

Attorney Panel - Ethics Discussion

Key Objectives

1.Recognize common issues to avoid in the workplace. 2. Identify ways to make the workplace safer and more positive 3. Discuss best practices for creating an environment built on trust and honesty in compliance to laws and regulations.

Conflicts of interest, confidentiality, duty of loyalty, whistleblowing, and potentially illegal instructions from leadership – these are a few of the critical ethical issues that human resource professionals confront in their jobs.  The employment law attorneys on this panel have experience advising their HR professional clients through these difficult questions, and others.  Through this interactive question and answer session, the attendees will hear these challenging issues discussed and dissected from an attorneys’ perspective to learn best practices when encountering an ethical dilemma in their workplace.   Our panel boasts well over sixty combined years of employment law practice in Arkansas advising HR professionals in all four corners of the state, and they will share the lessons learned from that extensive experience.

Cindy Kolb

Attorney at Rose Law Firm

Cindy Kolb is an attorney at Rose Law Firm in Little Rock becoming a Member at Rose after Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, joined Rose Law Firm in October 2023. Her practice areas include employment law and insurance defense litigation. She regularly speaks on employment law and HR-related topics for industry groups around the state. Cindy was co-chair of the 2020 Arkansas Bar Association’s Annual Meeting, co-chaired the 2018 Mid-Year Meeting, and served as the Chair of the Labor and Employment Section of the Arkansas Bar Association in 2012-2013. Cindy served as the 2014 Chair of the Employment Law and Legislative Affairs (ELLA) Conference, hosted by the Arkansas Society for Human Resource Management State Council. She is also an active member of the Central Arkansas Human Resources Association (CAHRA) and was chapter President in 2021. She previously served as VP of Communications, VP for Special Programs, and Chair of the CAHRA Managers Conference. She is a member of the Judge Henry Woods Inn of Court. Cindy has also previously served on the Board of the Museum of Discovery. Cindy graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio and has been practicing law for 27 years.

Mark Cameron

Attorney at Friday, Eldredge & Clark

Mark K. Cameron is an associate in the Labor and Employment Practice Group at Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP. His practice is focused on representing employers in litigation matters involving discrimination and Fair Labor Standards Act claims. He also works with employers on employment-based immigration matters and with non-profits on employment-related issues.

Mark joined the firm after receiving his law degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. He earned a Master of Public Service degree from the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service in 2020 and a bachelor’s degree in international relations and Latin American studies from the University of Arkansas in 2015.


Education
University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2021
UA Little Rock Law Review, Executive Editor
William H. Bowen Scholarship Recipient 
University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, Master of Public Service, 2020
University of Arkansas, B.A., International Relations and Latin American Studies, 2015

Noteworthy
Languages: Spanish
Judicial Extern for Magistrate Judge Patricia Harris of the Eastern District of Arkansas, 2020
Board member of Bike & Build - a non-profit organization that hosts cross country cycling experiences for young adults centered around affordable housing issues.

Wayne Young

Attorney at Friday, Eldredge & Clark

H. Wayne Young is a partner with the firm and a member of the Labor and Employment Law Practice Group. He was named the 2017 Russell Gunter Legislative Advocacy Award Recipient by the Arkansas SHRM. The award recognizes outstanding contributions of time and effort in local, state or federal legislative advocacy on behalf of the Human Resources profession. He is a member of CAHRA and was awarded the association’s Legislative Advocacy Award for 2018. 

He has been recognized for his work in labor and employment by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America and Mid-South by Super Lawyers where he was named "Rising Star." He is on the Board of Directors of Women and Children First and he is the past president of the Little Rock Downtown Kiwanis Club. Wayne currently serves as General Counsel to the Arkansas State Council of the Society of Human Resource Management.

He graduated summa cum laude from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville and attended law school at the William H. Bowen School of Law at UALR where he was a Bowen Scholar. Wayne was a Bowen Scholar at the University of Little Rock School of Law, and won the Bogle-Sharpe Award for Most Likely to Succeed in the Practice of Law in 2003.

Jane Kim

Attorney/Partner at Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

Jane Kim, a Chicago-area native, has been practicing employment law since 2007, starting her legal career at WLJ in Little Rock. She serves in firm management as the WLJ Labor & Employment Team Leader. Jane defends clients in state and federal court actions - including class and collective actions - involving civil rights, wage and hour, employment agreements, covenants not to compete and trade secrets claims. Jane also provides advice and training on employment law compliance and represents employers in state and federal government agency investigations. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America©, Chambers USA and Mid-South Super Lawyers. Jane is a member of the 2018 class of Arkansas Business' "40 Under 40" and the inaugural list of "Women to Watch" in Soiree Magazine. She is a graduate of Leadership Greater Little Rock and, in 2023, she was named to Arkansas Business' "Arkansas 250," recognizing the 250 most influential Arkansans in the business community.

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