From television documentaries to CLEs, Spilman attorneys try to participate in events that make sense for us and our clients. Spilman-hosted seminars help organizations prepare for what lies ahead. Our knowledgeable professionals share recommendations and best practices for navigating the complexities of the business world. You will find our upcoming events listed below. Please check back often for updates!

Spilman's SuperVision Learning Series


The SuperVision™ learning series is Spilman's comprehensive approach to helping businesses maximize their human capital. Our symposiums and webinars focus on high-level human capital issues affecting businesses in our region.

We offer this series free of charge to our friends and clients in the private sector who would benefit from education on labor and employment issues, including C-level executives, company presidents, human resources directors, general operations managers and in-house counsel of private and publicly held companies.


Upcoming Seminars

Pennsylvania | PNC Park: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
West Virginia | University of Charleston: Friday, June 23, 2017 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
North Carolina: Details coming soon!

Previous Webinars

►Mind the Gap: The Expansion of Pay Equity Laws in 2017

Presenters: Jeffrey D. Patton, J. Spencer Cook
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Over the past year, the passage of equal pay laws in a number of states as well as the federal government’s focus on pay equity have led to a rise in litigation involving pay discrimination. Awareness of the most recent pay equity law developments will help you avoid the risk of litigation. In this webinar, Spilman attorneys Jeff Patton and Spencer Cook will share recent pay equity legislation updates, potential litigation risks, best practices to avoid those risks, and what to expect under the new administration.

►How to Mitigate the Risk of a Lawsuit Related to Workplace Injuries

Presenters: Samuel M. Brock, Mitchell J. Rhein
Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Preparation is very important when it comes to knowing which steps to take when an injury occurs in the workplace. With ever-changing rules and regulations, it can be difficult to be prepared for every possible circumstance. By revealing possible risks for litigation and showing you best practices for avoiding those risks, Spilman attorneys Samuel Brock and Mitchell Rhein want to help prepare you for when these situations arise.


The Must Haves for an Effective (and Defensible) Workplace Investigation

Presenters: Carrie M. Harris
Date Presented: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

When employment problems arise, the first thing a good HR professional will do is investigate the claims. But what does a good investigation look like, and what do you need to consider during your investigation to head off or prepare for any potential litigation arising from the situation? Spilman Thomas & Battle attorney Carrie Harris addressed these topics and more in a special one-hour webinar designed to help you handle your next investigation with confidence.

Employment Law Changes in the 2016 West Virginia Legislative Session

Presenters: Kevin L. Carr, Eric E. Kinder, Mitchell J. Rhein
Date Presented: Thursday, March 17, 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

The 2016 West Virginia Legislative Session saw several controversial bills arise, including the “Establishing WV Workplace Freedom Act,” also referred to as the right-to-work bill. How will this newly enacted law affect West Virginia employers? In this webinar, Spilman attorneys Eric Kinder and Mitchell Rhein explained exactly what it does and does not do, and how you may be affected. They also addressed other key legislation adopted this year and how it will affect your business.

How Might Your Company be Affected by West Virginia's Employment Law Changes?

Presenters: Eric W. IskraEric E. Kinder
Date Presented: Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Several bills affecting employers in West Virginia were brought before the 2015 Legislative Session, including bills relating to discrimination, prevailing wage, wage payment issues, and more. Which ones passed, and how will they affect you? Our attorneys closely monitored these bills to share the latest updates with you. During this hour-long webinar, Spilman Members Eric Iskra, chair of the firm's Labor & Employment Practice Group, and Eric Kinder discussed what changes you need to be prepared for.

Banking & Finance

Our Community Banking Practice Group offers a series of events and webinars to engage in a more in-depth conversation with our friends and clients about the community banking issues affecting them today.

Previous Webinars

Be Prepared: Developing a Plan for Addressing Security Problems that Works for You

Presentation Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Research shows that incident response planning can significantly decrease the cost of a data breach. In this webinar, Spilman Senior Attorney Brienne Marco and Spilman Chief Technology Officer Dustin Davies will focus on steps you can take now to prevent data breaches from occurring, to help you in assessing the nature and scope of an incident when it occurs, and to help you contain and control an incident to prevent further unauthorized access to or use of customer information.

Facing Merger Challenges


Presentation Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015
Spilman Member Hugh B. Wellons, with Stephen M. Lane of Strategic Risk Associates, discuss the challenges to completing a successful bank merger. Learn what they believe to be the top challenges and how to manage them. This webinar also will help any bank prepare to be considered for a merger.


Cybersecurity Risks in the Face of an Evolving Bank Liability Standard for Commercial Accounts

Presentation Date: Thursday, October 22, 2015
The growth of electronic banking and ingenuity among cyberthieves continues to present increased risks for financial institutions in the areas of account takeovers, cyber theft, and unauthorized transfers. The standards for allocating liability for losses between customers and financial institutions continue to develop based on recent court decisions. In this webinar, Spilman Member Scott Adams will discuss recent warnings from cases addressing these issues and the statutory framework for allocating losses. You will also learn best practices for addressing cybertheft risks with commercial customers.

Environmental Forum

The environmental practice arena is a dynamic regulatory space.  Laws and regulations continue to evolve; enforcement postures and procedures vary from state to state, and across industries and regulatory domains. Significant recent events in our region have brought environmental compliance and safety to the forefront of public debate.  Keeping up can be a daunting task. Spilman's Environmental Practice Group regularly monitors and provides comments on new and changing regulations as they arise. When our clients need guidance on hot or emerging environmental issues, and a simple newsletter or email update just isn't enough, our Environmental Forum provides more in-depth educational opportunities via webinars or seminars exploring those issues. For more information about upcoming Environmental Forum events, please contact Pamela Kesling, Business Development Manager, at 


Upcoming Seminars

2017 Environmental Forum

Oglebay Resort & Conference Center | Wheeling, West Virginia | April 12, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to April 13, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

Significant political changes inevitably lead to significant regulatory changes. What will Trump administration policies mean for your company? What changes are on the horizon at the state level? At Spilman's annual Environmental Forum, local, state and national leaders in the environmental policy arena come together to discuss crucial regulatory and legal issues affecting you.

At this year's Forum, a dinner keynote will be delivered Wednesday evening by Sen. Joe Manchin. Additional leaders from West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. will discuss a wide variety of issues, including

  • Energy and Transport Issues,
  • Environmental Trading,
  • Litigation Traps,
  • Legislative Updates, and
  • Hot Topics, such as TENORM, WOTUS, ASTs, PR and more!
This event is ideal for business owners, c-level executives, general counsel, and environmental, health & safety managers within the manufacturing, chemical and energy industries.
Click here to access the full agenda

Previous Webinars

Aboveground Storage Tanks - Current Implementation Issues & Potential Statutory Changes

Presenters: Mark D. Clark, David L. Yaussy
Presentation Date: March 2, 2017, 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Spilman Environmental Law attorneys Mark Clark and David Yaussy present a webinar on some of the most current issues in West Virginia's AST regulation, such as secondary containment, leak detection and cathodic protection, tank closure, and alternative standards.

Aboveground Storage Tank Act: Compliance Challenges Since August 1

Presenters: Mark D. Clark, David L. Yaussy
Presentation Date: October 26, 2016, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Spilman Environmental Law attorneys Mark Clark and David Yaussy will present a webinar in which they will share enforcement and compliance challenges they have seen since August 1, the effective date of the Aboveground Storage Tank rule. They will share their findings from FOIA requests, experience and industry reports so that you can learn how to be compliant with the Aboveground Storage Tank Act and the Groundwater Act. Having followed developments and changes in the Aboveground Storage Tank Act since it was first introduced in the West Virginia Legislature in January 2014, they are well-versed in the intricacies of the legislation and are looking forward to sharing their insights with you.


Aboveground Storage Tank Rules: What's Happening Now?

Presenters: Mark D. Clark, David L. Yaussy
Presentation Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015, 12:00 p.m. EST
Spilman Thomas & Battle attorneys have been following developments and changes in the Aboveground Storage Tank Act since it was first introduced in the West Virginia Legislature in January 2014. The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection filed proposed legislative rules and following the public comment period filed “agency-approved” rules for submission to the Legislative Rulemaking Review Committee. In this webinar Spilman attorneys Dave Yaussy and Mark Clark bring you up to speed on the current status of the rules and what’s next.

Meet Your Deadlines: West Virginia AST Act Challenges

Presenters: Mark D. Clark, David L. Yaussy
Presentation Date: October 30, 2014
Spilman environmental attorneys discuss the challenges and deadlines of West Virginia's AST Act.

Other Events

Previous Webinars

The 2016 WV Legislative Session and Your Business

Presenters: Alexander Macia, Charity K. Lawrence
Date & Time: Monday, April 4, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

The 2016 West Virginia Legislative Session was very active, but do you know which bills actually passed into law and how they will affect your business and litigation in the state? In this webinar, Spilman attorneys Alexander Macia and Charity Lawrence cut through the rhetoric to explain exactly what you need to know about this year’s session.

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