Western Growers Ag Legal Issues Webinar Series Continues
Wednesday, May 4
th, 2022 at 11:00am PT

Western Growers is partnering with members of the Western Growers Ag Legal Network to bring back the popular Legal Issues Webinar Series. This webinar series is designed to equip ag professionals with the knowledge and skills to effectively navigate a host of pressing legal issues from employment and labor law, food safety liability, import/export regulatory issues, PACA, protecting trade secrets and IP, and more.

The series provides Western Growers members with the exclusive opportunity to learn from legal experts who serve the ag industry. Participants will gain insights into many of the practical legal issues that confront our industry. 

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Whistleblower Litigation,
Plaintiff's Easy Hurdle 

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022
11:00AM - 12:00PM PDT

Speakers: Jason Resnick and Ted Bacon

Registration for this event is now closed.

For further questions please reach out to Kendra Clark at kclark@wga.com

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Whistleblower Litigation, Plaintiff’s Easy Hurdle

California law prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who report violations of the law to government agencies. But unlike most every other area of law, including wage and hour claims, sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination claims, plaintiffs have a very easy hurdle to clear in proceeding with a claim while conversely, the employer has a huge burden to establish that their actions were valid. This seminar examines those legal concepts in the context of a whistleblower case that recently went to trial in Los Angeles County. 

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Meet the Speakers

Jason Resnick
Western Growers

Senior Vice President
and General Counsel

Jason Resnick joined Western Growers in 2003 and now serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. His responsibilities include overseeing the organization’s legal department, trade practices department, H-2A Services division, and corporate governance as Western Growers’ corporate secretary.  Jason provides advice and counsel on various legal, business and policy matters. Jason has primary staff liaison responsibility over the Western Growers Board of Directors, and the WG Executive and Labor Committees.
Jason is a frequent speaker and magazine contributor on employment law and ag labor issues. He serves as vice president on the board of directors for the Agricultural Personnel Management Association (APMA), sits on the board of ag tech startup iFoodDS, and is a past co-chair of the Agribusiness Committee of the State Bar of California.

Prior to joining Western Growers, Jason was a litigator in private practice. His litigation experience includes trying jury trials, administrative proceedings before state and federal agencies, and drafting briefs to the California Supreme Court and state and federal courts of appeal. Jason has achieved a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, awarded to only those lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability.

Jason received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine and his JD from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

This Webinar Series is a member benefit of Western Growers. If you are interested in becoming a member please contact Kim Sherman at ksherman@wga.com for membership information.

Ted Bacon
Managing Shareholder
San Francisco Office

The Managing Shareholder of the San Francisco office, Ted Bacon helps his clients understand, navigate, and resolve complex employment and business disputes. He advises clients – small businesses, real estate developers, medical laboratories, global financial institutions, and more – on a broad range of issues ranging from counseling on day-to-day matters to handling full-on jury trials.
Ted knows that, for the people he represents, litigation is an unfamiliar and often frightening situation. That’s why he maintains open communication with his clients at all times: to clearly explain their options, to frankly articulate the risks they’re facing, and to help them overcome apprehension that results from not understanding the problems and the process. His clients have been with him for decades because their relationship is built on trust, skill, and responsiveness.

Ted has successfully helped clients resolve a variety of disputes, including all types of employment and business related matters, such as wrongful termination claims, discrimination and harassment claims, wage and hour class actions and PAGA (Private Attorneys General Act) claims, trade secrets and unfair competition, fraud and wrongful foreclosure, unfair business practices, breach of contracts and corporate and partnership disputes. His experience as a seasoned trial lawyer has given him the ability to advise clients on what they need to know and do to minimize the chances of claims, and to maximize the chances for positive results if suits are filed. He has taken dozens of cases to jury verdict and many more to judgment by court trial, and has negotiated hundreds of very favorable settlements for his clients.

David Stern

Through his commercial litigation practice, David Stern represents a wide range of clients in complex, high-stakes matters. He has notable first chair trial experience in state and federal courts. He has represented clients in class actions, antitrust, intellectual property, contract, real estate, employment, and securities matters across the United States.
David also regularly provides strategic counsel to international and domestic companies and individuals, including those in the aircraft, automotive, entertainment, environmental, food and beverage, gaming, healthcare, private equity, real estate, retail, and sports sectors. He also has experience representing clients in arbitrations, both nationally and abroad.