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FedSec - Administrative Forums Update (EEOC, FLRA, MSPB)

Total Credits: 1.5

Labor Law |  Labor Relations
Jennifer M. Cassell |  Daniel Fine |  Michael Rhoades |  Greg A. Weddle |  Mary Senoo
1 Hour 28 Minutes
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Sep 21, 2021
Product Type:
On Demand - Also available: On Demand  6
Access for 365 day(s) after purchase.


The panelists will discuss:

- A sampling of recent federal sector EEOC decisions of note and discuss their impact.
- The operations and recent activities of the FLRA’s Office of the General Counsel.
- Three Administrative Judges from the MSPB's Central Regional Office will discuss case-law
  developments from the past year--covering the reasoning of significant cases and discussing their
  impact on practice before the Board.


Jennifer M. Cassell's Profile

Jennifer M. Cassell Related seminars and products

Administrative Judge

Merit Systems Protection Board

Jennifer M. Cassell joined the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) as an Administrative Judge in 2020. Prior to coming to the MSPB, Jennifer worked as an Assistant Regional Counsel with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the General Counsel (OGC) for 11 years. Prior to joining OGC, she clerked for Judge Ann Williams on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Jennifer received her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law. She previously taught advanced legal writing at her alma mater.

Daniel Fine's Profile

Daniel Fine Related seminars and products

Administrative Judge

U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board

Dan Fine joined the Merit Systems Protection Board as an Administrative Judge in 2019. His career in government began as staffer on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. Most recently, he was a partner at Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP, where he worked on a variety of litigation matters. 

Michael Rhoades's Profile

Michael Rhoades Related seminars and products


U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Judge Michael Rhoades earned his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School. Judge Rhoades currently serves as an administrative judge with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Milwaukee Area Office. Prior to joining the EEOC, he represented parties before administrative and judicial bodies including the EEOC, MSPB, FLRA, and Courts of Appeals. Judge Rhoades was previously an active duty officer with the United States Army. In this capacity he served as a legal advisor on a variety of matters and prosecuted Military Courts-Martial.

Greg A. Weddle's Profile

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Chicago Acting Regional Director

Federal Labor Relations Authority

Greg Weddle has served as the Acting Regional Director for the Federal Labor Relations Authority’s Chicago Regional Office since May 2021. Prior to that, Mr. Weddle served as the Regional Attorney in Chicago beginning in August 2014. Mr. Weddle joined the FLRA as an attorney in 1996 and had served as Senior Attorney since 2012. Before joining the FLRA, Mr. Weddle worked for the Social Security Administration in Michigan from 1986 to 1993.

Mary Senoo's Profile

Mary Senoo Related seminars and products

Administrative Judge

U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board

Mary Senoo is an Administrative Judge with the Merit Systems Protection Board. Prior to joining the MSPB in 2019, Mary spent nineteen years with the Social Security Administration’s Office of the General Counsel in Chicago.   During most of her career at SSA, her practice focused on employment and labor law, including negotiated contract arbitrations, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission litigation and an occasional Merit Systems Protection Board appeal.  She also spent time as a Special Assistant United States Attorney handling Social Security fraud prosecutions in the Northern District of Illinois.  For her last 9 years at SSA, Mary served as Senior Counsel and oversaw the Chicago Region’s EEOC litigation practice and arbitrations.  Mary received her J.D. from Temple University in 1999 after having spent several years living and working in Japan.

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