We are excited to announce the 2022 Legal Symposium.  In addition to our speaker presentations in the morning, we will provide a unique opportunity to discuss various legal topics in a round table format in the afternoon.  More information to come on the morning sessions!  

Afternoon Roundtable Discussions:

John Hagan, Rob Ghio, Jervonne Newsome, and Shannon Norris will be presenting in a format that will allow attendees to get answers to your most pressing questions.  Attendees will learn the latest legal trends in the HR arena.  The four topics we will cover are:

  • Employee arbitration agreements
  • What plaintiffs’ lawyers look for when your employees reach out to them
  • Managing the great resignation legally
  • Remote and hybrid work legal issues

Event Price:

$125 - NTXSHRM Members

$150 - Member of another Texas Chapter or SHRM Member

$175 - Non-Member

Speakers and Presentations



John Hagan - Managing Attorney, Hagan Law Group

John Hagan is an attorney who is Board Certified in HR law and who has been practicing for 25 years.  He is the former president of MCHRA, DallasHR and Collin County HR.  He currently serves as a board member for North Texas SHRM and Texoma SHRM.  He co-wrote two books on Texas HR law.  He provides regular legal updates via email and LinkedIn and so leave him your card if you want to receive them.


Jervonne Newsome - Partner at Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann, LLP

Recognized as Best Lawyer in America for 2021 and 2022 and D Magazine’s Best Lawyer under 40, Jervonne’ Newsome is a Partner at Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann, LLP, a top-tier litigation boutique in Texas. Jervonne's optimistic approach, unyielding work ethic, and “outside-the-box” litigation strategies are highly respected among the legal community and her clients. Her ability to synthesize and create streamlined arguments, as well as her execution during trials, yields successful results and speedy resolutions. Jervonne’s clients include Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and, corporate and senior executives and officers across a range of complex civil and business litigation matters like labor and employment law, trusts and estates, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, business torts, employment law, trade secrets, non-compete disputes, oil and gas, and more. Jervonne was named among Dallas Top Legal Women and recognized by Chambers and Partners during their 2021 Diversity & Inclusion Awards ceremony. She currently serves as the Practice Group subcommittee chair for the Dallas Bar Association's Equality Committee where she is leading the committee in drafting a DEI toolkit to be used as a resource for law firms and in-house counsel in promoting and sustaining their DEI programs.

Rob Ghio - Dismuke & Waters, PC

Rob Ghio is an attorney with over 25 years of experience representing employers in all aspects of employment law, including litigation regarding employment discrimination, wage and hour claims, drafting and reviewing employment contracts and severance agreements, litigating noncompetition agreements, and advising employers on employment-related compliance issues.

Shannon Norris - Managing Member, Norris Law Firm PLLC

Shannon Norris has been practicing since 1993 in the areas of employment law, business litigation, trade secrets, civil fraud, and employee benefits. During that time, he has represented a broad range of clients from Fortune 100 companies to small businesses and individuals. Mr. Norris has extensive experience with employment litigation, noncompete agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets, and occupational fraud. He is a regular speaker on topics relating to employment law, civil litigation, and human resources.

Mr. Norris began his career in 1993 at the law firm of Jones Day where he was a member of the Labor & Employment Law Section. He formed his own practice in the year 2000. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner and a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.  Mr. Norris is Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® PEER REVIEW RATINGSTM fall into two categories—legal ability and general ethical standards.


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