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PEO Capitol Summit

PEO Capitol Summit

NAPEO's 2017 PEO Capitol Summit

May 9-11, 2017
The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City
1250 South Hayes Street
Arlington, Virginia

The PEO Capitol Summit: NAPEO's Legal & Legislative Conference is the only event focused specifically and exclusively on legislative and regulatory compliance and emerging legal issues for PEOs. At the PEO Capitol Summit​, attendees benefit from the opportunity to gather in the nation's capital with PEO owners, senior managers, legal advisors, and HR professionals for valuable policy discussions, legal analysis, and lobbying opportunities. Highlights of the conference include industry expert discussions on PEOhot topics that deliver practical information on applying legal concepts in your management decisions and day-to-day operations, ​the chance to ask the experts your burning questions, and a day on Capitol Hill where you can visit your local officials and hear from leading lawmakers and policy gurus.

Who Should Attend?

  • Legal advisors to the PEO industry
  • PEO compliance managers
  • PEO owners and senior managers
  • PEO HR professionals

Schedule of Events

Monday, May 8, 2017
7:00am – 6:00pm              Registration Open
7:30am – 9:30am              APEC Board of Directors Meeting
9:30am – 10:45am            NAPEO Federal Government Affairs Committee Meeting
11:00am – 12:30pm         NAPEO State Government Affairs Committee Meeting
12:30pm – 1:30pm           NAPEO Board of Directors Lunch
1:30pm – 4:30pm             NAPEO Board of Directors Meeting (Open to all NAPEO members)
6:00pm – 10:00pm           CEO Forum Dinner (For paid CEO Forum participants only)
                                             Meet in the lobby for bus departure

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
7:30am – 6:00pm              Registration Open
8:00am – 9:30am              Breakfast & Keynote Speaker
9:45am – 10:00am            Buses Depart for Labor Department/Capitol Hill
10:45am – 12:00pm         Speakers at Labor Department
12:00pm – 12:30pm         Board Buses and Transport to Senate Building
12:00pm – 2:00pm           Speakers & Lunch on Capitol Hill
1:00pm – 5:00pm             Member Visits with Lawmakers
2:30pm – 4:00pm             Legal Advisory Council Meeting
4:00pm – 5:30pm             PEO IRS Certification Update
                                             Randy Hardock, Partner, Davis & Harman LLP
6:30pm – 10:00pm           Evening Event at The Newseum

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
8:00am – 5:00pm              Registration Open                          
8:00am – 8:45am              Associate Member Breakfast
                                             Hosted by the Associate Member Committee
                                             (Open to all associate members of NAPEO)

8:30am – 9:00am              Continental Breakfast 
9:00am – 9:30am              Keynote Presentation
                                              Vicki Lipnic, Acting Chair, EEOC, invited
9:30am – 11:00am            Healthcare Update
                                                Robyn Crosson, Esq., Senior Counsel, ADP, Inc.
                                                Seth Perretta, Esq., Partner, Groom Law Group
                                                Malcolm Slee, Esq., Of Counsel, Groom Law Group
11:00am – 11:30am         Networking Break
11:30am – 12:30pm    State Update: Legal & Government Affairs
                                                Daniel Harris, Esq., Senior Director, State Government Affairs, NAPEO
                                                Melissa Kelly, Director, State Government Affairs, NAPEO
                                                John M. Polson, Esq., Partner, Fisher Phillips
                                                Nichole Westin, Director, State Government Affairs, NAPEO
12:30pm – 2:00pm           Luncheon Presentation: Major Garrett, Chief White House                    Correspondent, CBS News and Correspondent at Large with National Journal
2:00pm – 3:30pm             Case Law Update
                                            Neil Alexander, Esq., Shareholder, Littler Mendelson, P.C.
                                     Steven A. Pletcher, Esq., Attorney, Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary
3:30pm – 3:45pm             Networking Break

3:45pm – 5:00pm             Ethics Session: Breaking Bad
                                             Nick Kapiotis, Esq., General Counsel, PEMCO
                                             Robyn Rusignuolo, Esq., Chief Legal Officer/Vice President of Human                                                            Resources, Modern Business Associates, Inc.
                                            Amanda Snowden, Esq., Of Counsel, Hagan Noll & Boyle, LLC
5:00pm – 6:00pm             Evening Reception

Thursday, May 11, 2017
8:00am – 2:00pm              Registration Open                                          
8:00am – 8:30am              Continental Breakfast                                  
8:30am – 10:00am            PEO Special Clients
                                              Lisse Kravetz, Esq., VP Managing Counsel, ADP TotalSource
                                              John M. Polson, Esq., Partner, Fisher Phillips
                                              Amie Remington, Esq., General Counsel, Landrum HR
10:00am – 10:15am         Networking Break
10:15am – 11:15pm         The Next Wave of EEOC Discrimination Claims: Mental Disabilities and                                                       Implicit Bias in the Workplace
                                              Gordon M. Berger, Esq., FordHarrison LLP
                                              Ted Kazaglis, Esq., Attorney at Law, Jackson Lewis P.C.
11:15am – 12:15pm         Tax Credits
                                              Sheldon J. Blumling, Esq., Partner, Fisher & Phillips
                                              Barry Salkin, Esq., Of Counsel, Wagner Law Group                                    12:15pm – 1:15pm           Cyber Security for Employers
                                                Rodney Jordan, Esq., EVP HR General Counsel & Secretary, The TLC                                                              Companies
                                               Brian M. Nugent, Esq., Of Counsel, Holland & Hart LLP
                                               Dustin D. Berger, Esq., Associate, Holland & Hart LLP
1:15pm – 2:15pm             Closing Luncheon 

Affordable Hotel Room Rates

NAPEO's has reserved a block of rooms at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City at the group rate of $289. To make a reservation, please visit and input your arrival Date, departure date and ues the Group Code: NGLNGLA.  You may also call the reservation line at 1-800-241-3333 and reference the Group Name: NAPEO PEO Capitol Summit. Reservations must be received on or before Wednesday April 12, 2017 based on availability. 


NAPEO would like to thank the following sponsors whose generous support will help make the 201​7 PEO Capitol Summit possible: 

An Evening at the Newseum, Title Sponsor 

An Evening at the Newseum, Patron Sponsors 

 An Evening at the Newseum, Supporting Sponsors

Wednesday Evening Reception

Keynote Presentation 

Breakfast & Keynote Speaker

Registration Desk Sponsor      Capitol Hill Activities


Congressional Directory Sponsor         Program-at-a-Glance       

CEO Forum

Luncheon Presentation


Mobile App


Hotel Keycards

Associate Member Breakfast​

Continental Breakfasts/Networking Breaks


Conference Proceedings Notebook                Conference Bags 


Lanyards                                   Do Not Disturb Door Hangers 

 Conference Pens                                                     Conference Notepads   


Coffee Mugs                           Post-It Notebooks