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Virtual Town Hall Meeting for COVID-19 Updates & Q&A – Special Guests Sarah Reiner & Chris McCannell of Gray Robinson on Monday’s Virtual Town Hall Meeting. “Understanding the CARES Act”


April 6, 2020
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Event Category:


Online – Zoom Meeting
FL United States


The Town of Windermere

Event Description

Special Guests Sarah Reiner & Chris McCannell of Gray Robinson on Monday’s Virtual Town Hall Meeting. “Understanding the CARES Act”

We are pleased to welcome special guests Sarah Reiner and Chris McCannell of Gray Robinson to Monday’s Virtual Town Hall Meeting!

Sarah and Chris will are here to answer your questions about the recently passed CARES Act. Please take a moment to review This CARES Act PowerPoint prepared by Gray Robinson prior to the meeting to get an idea of some of the topics we’ll be discussing.

Please send CARES Act related questions to Diane Edwards by 12:00pm on Monday. She will forward on to Sarah and Chris to ensure there is time to review. Don’t worry – if you forget or don’t think of a question until the meeting, you’ll still have the opportunity to ask! You can also email Diane your general questions if you’re unable to watch the live meeting; just watch the recording for your answers.

Sarah practices in the areas of Employment Law and Commercial Litigation. Her employment practice centers on the defense of employment-related actions at the agency, state and federal levels. She is well-versed in the handling of employment contract and noncompetition disputes and sexual harassment, whistleblower, discrimination and retaliation claims, as well as actions arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act (wage and hour claims), the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act and various other federal, state and local employment laws. Sarah also assists her clients with the handling of those day-to-day issues that arise in the employment and business contexts including: the development and drafting of employment policies and procedures; the drafting of employment agreements and restrictive covenant (noncompete, nonsolicit and nondisclosure) agreements; the investigation of employee complaints; the evaluation and management of complex employee relations, employee performance, and separation and severance issues; and DOL audits. Sarah’s employment practice also involves counseling employers on issues related to the impact of cannabis in the workplace, and the evolving cannabis industry.

Sarah is a long-time resident of the Orlando area who began her law practice in the areas of corporate and business law (and later, employment law) after graduating from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2001. While in law school, Sarah participated in UF’s Gator TeamChild Clinic, representing children in dependency and delinquency cases, and following her return to Orlando, she served as a Guardian ad Litem. After years of continuing involvement in a local non-profit organization providing services to children and their families, Sarah recently obtained a Certificate in Special Education Advocacy from The William & Mary Law Institute. Sarah also now serves the children and families of the Central Florida community as a foster parent.

Areas of Practice
*Cannabis Industry
*Employment & Labor
*Trade Secret, Noncompete and Unfair Competition
*COVID-19 Task Force
*Special Needs Law & Advocacy

Chris McCannell brings over 20 years of Washington experience and insight to GrayRobinson. He focuses his efforts on financial services, early stage startups, tax and retirement security, judiciary, transportation and infrastructure. His clients include Angel Capital Association, Prudential Plc., Center for American Entrepreneurship, U.S. Travel, Asian American Hotel Owners Association, Etihad Airways, United Postmasters and Managers of America, Child Rescue Coalition and the Manufactured Housing Institute. Prior to joining the firm, Chris led the Washington, DC financial services practice for a worldwide public affairs firm. Prior to that, he was a director at a bi-partisan government relations firm in Washington, DC. For the past four years he has been a partner at Eris Group, a boutique government consulting firm acquired by GrayRobinson in 2019. Chris brings deep relationships to his clients from his involvement with the moderate House New Democrat Coalition. Prior to advocacy, he served as chief of staff to Rep. Michael E. McMahon, a member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Earlier in his career, he served as chief of staff and floor assistant to Rep. Joseph Crowley, who served in the House Democratic Leadership. As Congressman Crowley’s chief, Chris was part of a three-member team that re-organized the New Democrats into the powerful voting bloc they are today. Chris began his career as press secretary to Rep. Steny H. Hoyer and special assistant to United States Senators George J. Mitchell and Frank R. Lautenberg.

Areas of Practice
*Government Affairs & Lobbying

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