Employment Law Updates: Settlement Agreements and COVID 19 Vaccine Mandates

Begins at Tue, Jun 27, 2023 12:00 PM
Ends at Tue, Jun 27, 2023 01:00 PM

About the Speakers

Alexander H. Hill
Shareholder, Bullivant Houser

Alex Hill is a commercial litigator who defends businesses, employers, nonprofits, insurers, and other organizations in disputes throughout Oregon and Washington. As a former police officer and claims professional for a large insurance company, Alex brings a unique perspective to each case. In addition to his extensive experience handling insurance claims litigation, he is sought after in employment defense cases, including representation of private universities for claims involving students and employees, as well as complex commercial disputes. Clients appreciate that he listens, asks meaningful questions, and works to understand their business so his clients feel their story is voraciously told and heard. 

Alex’s background in criminal and insurance investigations provides him with advanced training and experience in interviewing, investigations, and negotiations beyond the traditional attorney. He knows what to look for and does not hesitate to ask tough questions or challenge contradictions. Alex enjoys leveraging this nontraditional background to provide his clients with a distinct, think-outside-the-box approach to evaluations, analysis, and options for resolution. 

In law school, Alex interned with the New York State Department of Insurance, Executive Offices, where he clerked for the Special Prosecutor, focusing on criminal prosecution of insurance fraud claims throughout New York. He also researched and drafted advisory opinions on various insurance-related topics. Additionally, Alex interned with his law school’s Low Income Taxpayer’s Clinic, where he represented clients with federal and state tax liabilities under a student practice order. He received the Albany Law Clinic & Justice Center Award for his work there. Alex actively participated in moot court, and in 2013 was ranked in the top third of the Northeast Region Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court competitors.  Alex was also Editor in Chief of International Law Studies, an online academic forum for the publication of international and comparative law studies.

John M. Kreutzer
Shareholder, Bullivant Houser

John Kreutzer leads Bullivant’s Employment Law practice and brings more than two decades of experience resolving complex employment and business litigation. Employers often turn to him for day-to-day advice on legal issues around employee documentation, discipline, or discharge.

John has extensive litigation experience and a solid record of achieving favorable results.  He is tenacious in achieving client goals.

John handles employment litigation involving alleged unlawful discrimination and retaliation, protected leave, disability, wage and hour, breach of contract including non-compete, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements, and trade secret violations. He clearly communicates the issues and strategy about the case in order for the client to assess risk and make informed decisions.

John is experienced in defending class actions and has previously served as a Special Assistant Attorney General defending claims on behalf of the State of Oregon.

John has also been the go-to attorney for insurers and executives in resolving claims of alleged wrongdoing under directors and officer (D&O) policies. His commercial litigation practice includes cases related to unlawful trade practices, Oregon residential landlord/tenant disputes, Fair Housing discrimination, and business disputes, including LLC dissolution, False Claims Act matters, and tax issues involving 1031 exchanges.

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