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Wage & Hour Panel Discussion with Hans Nilges & Bob DeRose, Moderated by Peter Friedmann

Hans Nilges has been an employment attorney for his entire career, and he has a passion for this area of the law. This passion has led him to achieve a deep knowledge of various employment laws including various forms of wrongful termination, employment discrimination, medical leave issues, and wage and hour violations.

Bob DeRose is the Managing Partner and practices in the Complex Litigation Division of Barkan Meizlish DeRose Wentz McInerney Peifer, LLP and handles wage & hour/overtime issues, consumer protection issues, election/political issues and union side labor matters. DeRose is a native of Western Pennsylvania and a 1988 graduate of Washington and Jefferson College with a degree in Economics. He is a 1991 graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law, where he was active in workers’ rights issues. DeRose is the former president of the Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group (WILG), a national organization of lawyers based in Washington, D.C. committed exclusively to representing workers’ and their families. DeRose is the former President of the Ohio Association for Justice. He also is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) where he served on the National Finance Council and the AAJ Leaders Forum. DeRose is a former Board member of the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation and the Diane Crawford Cervical Cancer Foundation. DeRose is a frequent lecturer and author on Fair Labor Standards Act and Union Side Labor topics. He was an adjunct faculty member at Capital University Law School Graduate Progra.m. and a guest lecturer at the Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and the University of Dayton School of Law. Bob was a co-author of 2005-2006 Ohio Workers’ Compensation Law, a practice guide, published by the West Group. Bob is an editing author to the American Bar Association’s treatise, The Fair Labor Standards Act. DeRose has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America since 2011 and a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Ohio since 2007. He has been listed as an Ohio Super Lawyer by Columbus Monthly Magazine since 2005. He has been listed as one of the Top 50 lawyers in Columbus, Ohio by Columbus CEO Magazine since 2012. DeRose is a member of the prestigious Melvin Belli Society.

Peter Friedmann is a Columbus, Ohio, employment lawyer who is licensed to practice in Ohio, as well as in the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Pete as a Columbus employment attorney is a hardworking, loyal, family-minded person, has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2016-2023. Pete was also named one of the Columbus CEO magazine's Top Lawyer of 2022 for Labor and Employment, and "Bet-the-Company" Litigation.


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