MCLEAN, VA.—Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys Alex Park and Theresa Sprain discussed “Mitigating Risk and Protecting Your Bottom Line” at the September 2018 meeting of the Washington, D.C. CFO Leadership Council. The event took place Sept. 18 in McLean.

Employers face a variety of potential catastrophes, from natural disasters to harassment lawsuits, and how they respond to such crises can be vital to the success or failure of a business.

Park and Sprain were joined in the panel discussion by Aon National Financial Practices Group Senior Vice President Catherine Padalino. The discussion was moderated by Carmen Ortiz-McGhee, Senior Vice President and Head of Sales for Aon—The Capital.

The panel tackled such important workplace issues as:

  • How hostile work environments affect productivity;
  • Proactively addressing and quickly mitigating claims;
  • Understanding the statute of limitations on claims; and
  • Creating a culture of safety and inclusion.

Panelists also offered strategies and solutions to help companies address these problems and protect their bottom line.

Alex Park has advised public and private companies on corporate, securities, M&A, capital markets, spin-off, reorganization and partnership transactions for more than 20 years, with a particular focus on advising commercial real estate companies, REITs, hospitality/lodging companies, governmental contracting and IT companies. He has served as counsel to issuers and underwriters for dozens of public company REITs in more than 80 public and private capital raising transactions.

Theresa Sprain’s wide-ranging litigation experience positions her to provide business-minded advice on complex employment decisions and allows her to offer creative suggestions for resolving employment disputes prior to litigation. In addition, she routinely provides strategic employment advice regarding corporate transactions, including analysis of agreements, due diligence, and preparation of executive agreements.

Alex Park and Theresa Sprain at CFO Leadership Council event