Another great achievement for Samantha Adams as she has been selected as one of Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation. “This guide focuses on the leading Top 250 female litigators from across the US who have earned their place by participating in some of the most impactful litigation matters in recent history, as well as by earning the hard-won respect of their peers and clients as top players in their respective fields.” Congrats, Sam!
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers and businesses should develop and implement strong policies and procedures to ensure safe practices and limit liability exposure relating to employees and visitors in the workplace. Sam Adams and Alana De Young can help. Our team has extensive experience in reviewing and revising employee handbooks and guidebooks and has been helping employers and businesses navigate today’s morass of new laws and risks. Reach out today for an appointment.
Another one for the books for Adams+Crow! Sam Adams has been nominated as New Mexico’s Featured Attorney by The Business Lawyers for 2020, which is a “Premier Guide to the Nation’s Leading Business Attorneys”. Great job, Sam Adams!
Hard times are upon us but that did not stop A+C from dominating in Albuquerque’s Virtual Run for the Zoo fundraiser. A+C had almost full firm participation collectively running/walking over 80 miles. Go Team!
Congratulations to Samantha Adams and the A+C Team on a big appellate win for New Mexico public schools. The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed and remanded the New Mexico District Court’s erroneous ruling against public school efforts to seek attorney’s fees after prevailing in meritless IDEA actions brought by parents and their advocates. In a forthcoming published opinion on regulatory interpretation, the Tenth Circuit has reaffirmed the policy right of a school district to pursue fees under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), explaining that the “fee shifting” provisions of the IDEA and the New Mexico Administrative Code are “neutral” and not only intended to favor parents. This language should encourage school districts to continue to challenge baseless IDEA claims, where appropriate, and to protect public money and resources in the interest of serving all public school children.
Samantha (Sam) Adams has been selected as a 2020 Woman Leader in the Law in a special section published by Corporate Counsel and The American Lawyer magazines. Congrats, Sam!
Sam Adams and Alana De Young are thrilled to be part of a great group of speakers presenting at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s EEOC Albuquerque Seminar taking place May 23, 2019.
Sam is presenting on how to avoid violating the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) while also observing rights and responsibilities under the Worker’s Compensation Act.
Alana’s presentation will include practical tips and a review of recent court cases involving the interactive process under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Sam is scheduled to present at IEP and 504 Plan Legal Workshop. On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, Sam Adams will be presenting at the NBI Seminar at the State Bar of New Mexico Center. Ms. Adams will present on the topics “Ensuring best practices for FBAs and BIPs” and “Disciplining, expelling and suspending students with disabilities.” More information is available on the seminar webpage: IEP and 504 Plan Legal Workshop
Sam Adams is once again teaching Employment Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law for Spring 2019. Among the topics covered are prosecuting and defending discrimination and retaliation claims for harassment and disability, collective bargaining agreements, Family and Medical Leave Act issues, mediating employment disputes, and drafting employment agreements, policies and procedures. Former law students of Sam describe her as “a great professor and great attorney,” “very accessible” and one who helps others think about things “logically and comprehensively.”