Mitchell Williams Hosts Employment Law Seminar in Jonesboro

Discussing Challenges for Human Resources Professionals

January 16, 2020

JONESBORO, Ark. – Attorneys Nate Read, Amanda Orcutt and Wade Bowen presented today at the firm’s Employment Law Seminar in Jonesboro, Arkansas. They discussed the challenging circumstances and new laws facing employers and their human resources professionals. They also addressed the latest information on workplace laws and current trends in employment policies. 

About the Presenters

Read has extensive experience representing employers in all matters of labor and employment law with a focus on employment counseling and employment litigation. He advises businesses and executives with respect to the drafting and enforcement of employment, confidentiality, restrictive covenant and severance agreements. Read represents individuals and companies in various contract disputes and business tort litigation, including intellectual property disputes and unfair competition claims. In non-adversarial situations, he counsels clients on matters such as obligations under the state and federal statutes to specific contractual duties. Read also advises businesses and management in developing personnel policies, personnel procedures and employment handbooks.

Orcutt has extensive experience representing employers in all matters of employment law, both as an adviser and an advocate. She represents businesses in lawsuits brought in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies in a wide range of employment disputes. Orcutt assists businesses with internal investigations involving employment issues. She counsels clients on various employment matters such as compliance with state and federal law, accommodation of disabilities, and development of employment policies. She also has extensive experience representing educational institutions in a variety of education matters, including state and federal court litigation, Title IX investigations, investigations by the federal government, and student misconduct matters. Prior to joining Mitchell Williams, Orcutt practiced for over six years at a large global law firm in Boston, Massachusetts where she represented employers and educational institutions.

Bowen advises businesses and individual clients on a variety of tax and tax-related issues and transactional matters. His practice includes assisting business clients with business formations, business sales and acquisitions, and real estate transactions. In addition, he represents clients in administrative tax proceedings before the Internal Revenue Service and Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration. Bowen also creates and implements estate and business succession plans on behalf of individuals and families.

About Mitchell Williams

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is a full-service corporate law firm that provides strategic, comprehensive legal services to help clients achieve their goals. Established in 1954, the firm has offices in Little Rock, Rogers and Jonesboro, Arkansas and Austin, Texas. For more information, visit