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Law School for the CFO by The Charlotte CFOLC

Law School for the CFO Friday, January 10, 2020 7:15 AM - 7:45 AM Coffee and Networking | 7:45 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast and Seating | 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM Presentation

When: January 10, 2020
7:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Where: McGuireWoods
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, North Carolina  28202
United States
Contact: Jennifer Langley
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Program Description:

It’s the advice you need, without the hourly fees.

Join us for "Law School for the CFO," an informative session on the legal topics today that directly affect the health of your business. Our legal experts will deliver a series of 15-minute vignettes packed with practical and actionable advice to help you avoid unintentional pitfalls and risks.

Legal Updates on Hot Topics Include:

Brian Barger - A Fistful of Dollars – Common Wage & Hour Law Mistakes “Challenges”

J.D. Costa/John Hoke – M&A Trends and Key Deal Terms





Brian D. Barger, Partner, McGuireWoods

Brian has practiced management labor and employment law for over 25 years, with extensive experience representing public and private employers with local, national and multinational operations and a practice focused on:

  •  Federal Contractor Defense and Compliance.  Brian’s primary focus is defending clients in affirmative action class systemic discrimination enforcement litigation, compliance audits and complaint investigations brought throughout the country by the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP).  He regularly works on preparing and updating annual affirmative action plans and counseling clients regarding compensation analyses, hiring and promotion systems, and federal record keeping requirements.  He has also worked with national and international clients on electronic database, applicant tracking and selection system design and reporting.
  • Corporate Employment Counseling / Risk Management.   Brian regularly counsels employers regarding general personnel matters and corporate employment risk management.  Such counseling includes advice during corporate transactions, restructuring efforts and reductions in force; regarding hiring and pay practices, employee leave policies and related laws; and involving matters related to hiring and firing employees, covenants not to complete, employment testing and privacy.  Brian regularly counsels clients and their boards in executive compensation matters, contracts and other strategic negotiations.  Brian is also co-author of the North Carolina chapters of the Annual Survey on Employment Libel and Privacy Law (1999 to present), and he is Editor of McGuireWoods’ Work Cite employer legal update. 
  • Governmental Investigations and Claim Defense.  Brian has extensive experience representing public and private employers with local, national and multinational operations in Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, Section 1983, wrongful discharge, unfair labor practice litigation, and FLSA wage and hour disputes, audits, claims and related internal and external investigations.  Brian also investigates complaints regarding workplace discrimination, harassment, regulatory violations, and other misconduct.

Brian frequently lectures and provides training on affirmative action, discrimination law, hiring and firing employees, sexual harassment, workplace violence, FLSA compliance, and employee testing/privacy.

While earning his law degree at the University of Virginia, he was recipient of the prestigious Earl K. Shawe Labor Relations Award. 


J. D. Costa, Partner, McGuireWoods

J. D. Costa practices corporate law with a concentration on complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, recapitalizations and joint ventures. His practice also includes general corporate representation, including negotiating and drafting complex commercial contracts and advising clients on corporate governance matters. 

While earning his law degree from Emory University School of Law, J.D. was a dean's teaching fellow and participated in a two-year multidisciplinary program through the law school and the Georgia Institute of Technology's College of Management that focused on the commercialization and funding of early stage technologies.


John Hoke, Associate, McGuireWoods

John focuses his practice on private equity, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, energy, public company governance and debt and equity raises and a variety of other corporate and transactional matters.

He regularly advises public and private companies on equity and asset sales, mergers, financing transactions, buy-outs, capital raises, securities law compliance and general corporate governance matters. In addition, John routinely assists clients on a variety of commercial matters, including supply chain contracts, reseller agreements and intellectual property licenses.

Prior to entering private practice, John worked as a legal assistant in the Washington D.C. office of an international law firm and served as a judicial extern to the Honorable John A. Gibney Jr., U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and as an intern to Senator Edward M. Kennedy on the United States Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.


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CFO Leadership Council members may attend this program for free. Non-member senior financial executives who are CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Directors of Finance and Controllers (or the like) are welcome to attend this program at a one-time cost of $60.

Please note that service providers or any executives who are not senior financial executives (CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Controllers, Directors of Finance, etc.) will not be admitted attendance to this event. The CFO Leadership Council reserves the right to decline any registration.


More Information

For more information about this program or The CFO Leadership Council, please contact Jennifer Langley, Southeast Regional Director, at


Cancellation Policy

If you would like to cancel your ticket or request a refund, please contact Refunds are available up to 24 hours prior to the program.


The CFO Leadership Council is registered with the National Association of State Boards-of-Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors (Sponsor ID 109063). State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Website:


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