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FedSec - Nuts and Bolts of Virtual Hearings

Total Credits: 1.0

Labor Law |  Labor Relations
David Lidow |  Julie Lenggenhager |  Daniel C Mullenix |  Jeanne Charles |  Adam G. Eisenstein
58 Minutes
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Sep 22, 2021
Product Type:
On Demand
Access for 365 day(s) after purchase.


Panelists will discuss their experiences pivoting to the virtual environment during the COVID-19 pandemic for hearings in several fora, including arbitration, MSPB, EEO and mediation. Panelists will provide best practice tips to successfully virtually navigate these procedures.


David Lidow's Profile

David Lidow Related seminars and products

Administrative Judge

U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board

David R. Lidow is an Administrative Judge with the Merit Systems Protection Board in the Central Regional Office located in Chicago.  The MSPB is an independent, quasi-judicial agency that adjudicates federal employment disputes and whistleblower retaliation claims.   He previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the civil division, representing the United States in employment discrimination cases, claims brought under the Federal Tort Claims Act, civil rights cases, and pursuing fraud claims on behalf of various government programs. 

Julie Lenggenhager's Profile

Julie Lenggenhager Related seminars and products

Deputy Director

National Treasury Employees Union

Julie A. Lenggenhager is the Deputy Director of Field Operations and Organizing at the National Treasury Employees Union, the nation’s largest independent union of federal employees, representing 150,000 workers in 34 departments and agencies.  She works directly underneath the Director of Field Operations and Organizing who is responsible for managing and overseeing NTEU’s eight field offices, organizing and learning and development departments.  Prior to becoming the Deputy Director, she served as an Assistant Counsel in NTEU’s Chicago Field Office for fifteen years where she represented employees at the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Treasury.  Her extensive experience includes arbitrating discipline and contract interpretation matters and representing employees before the EEOC and Merit Systems Protection Board.  Prior to joining NTEU, Julie worked as an Associate Attorney at a private law firm representing private and public sector labor unions and Taft-Hartley health and welfare funds.  She earned her Juris Doctor and a Certificate in Employment Law from Saint Louis University School of Law.  She received her Bachelor of Arts from Illinois Wesleyan University, with a major in Political Science and a minor in Diplomatic Relations.  Julie is licensed to practice law in both Missouri and Illinois.

Daniel C Mullenix's Profile

Daniel C Mullenix Related seminars and products

Senior Counsel

IRS, Ofice of Chief Counsel, General Legal Services

Dan Mullenix is appearing on the panel today in his capacity as a trained mediator and Coordinator of the Chicago Federal Executive Board’s Shared Neutrals Alternative Dispute Resolution Program (SNAP). SNAP services are available to federal agencies help resolve a variety of internal workplace disputes – whether used to address interpersonal conflict between two employees, an employee and supervisor, or among a group; or as a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in EEO complaints or grievances. Mr. Mullenix has previously served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he taught an advanced legal writing course focused on labor and employment law.  He received his Juris Doctor, with Honors, from Chicago-Kent College of Law, and his Bachelor of Arts in Classics, Cum Laude, from Washington University in St. Louis. Mr. Mullenix is presently serving as Senior Counsel with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, IRS, Office of Chief Counsel – General Legal Services Division (GLS), in the Area Counsel Chicago office. He provides legal advice and litigates complex cases concerning federal sector personnel and labor-management issues before the Merit Systems Protection Board, Federal Labor Relations Authority, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and before third parties in arbitration. 

Jeanne Charles's Profile

Jeanne Charles Related seminars and products

Arbitrator & Mediator and FSIP Member

National Academy of Arbitrators

Jeanne Charles has a multi-state ADR practice predominately in the areas of workplace disputes. She earned her Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago. She currently serves as a labor arbitrator on various panels that include the City of Chicago, Chicago Teachers Union, Chicago Transit Authority, IAFF, Internal Revenue Service, the National Treasury Employees Union, AFSCME, and Major League Baseball (MLB). Jeanne is also a Special Magistrate for the Florida Public Employees Relations Commission (PERC) and is listed with the American Arbitration Association, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, and National Mediation Board. She is an adjunct professor at Penn State University’s School of Labor and Employment Relations where she teaches a graduate course in Human Resources and Employment Relations. Jeanne has been inducted into the National Academy of Arbitrators and serves on its Board of Governors. She is also a fellow with the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. More detailed information can be found at

Adam G. Eisenstein Related seminars and products

Assistant General Counsel, Federal Bureau of Prisons

U.S. Department of Justice

Adam Eisenstein is an Assistant General Counsel with the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Employment Law Branch, headquartered in Washington, DC.  He represents the Agency in litigation before the EEOC and Merit Systems Protection Board involving the Bureau’s approximately 40,000 employees in 122 institutions across the country.  Adam also represents management in arbitration proceedings concerning employee discipline. Prior to his current position, Adam also handled EEOC and MSPB matters for the U.S. Postal Service in Chicago. 

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