Watch Out! New Laws & Regs for 2019

A CAPPS Members-Only Webinar

February 7, 2019 from 11:00AM - 12:00PM PST

In California, what you don’t know can really hurt ($$$).

Join CAPPS General Counsel, Keith Zakarin, CAPPS Lobbyist, Matt Back, and employment law expert Jennifer Kearns, as they discuss how 2018 Legislative/Legal/Regulatory Actions taken by the State Legislature and Governor will affect you.

This free webinar is a service exclusively for CAPPS Members. We will look back at what the California Governor and State Legislature did in 2018 and how this may affect California schools in 2019. We will also look at bills introduced in 2018 that died and the chances that they might be reintroduced in 2019.


Registration for this webinar is now closed.

If you are registered for the webinar, you will receive webinar access instructions via e-mail by the end of the day on February 6.

Only current members of CAPPS are eligible to attend this webinar.

There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.


The Presenters

Matt Back

President, Matt Back Government Relations

Matt Back has worked in California politics for nearly 20 years, with experience both in and out of State Government. In this time, he gained extensive knowledge of the legislative and regulatory process, while developing strong contacts throughout state government. This experience, coupled with a strong reputation and work ethic, has helped the firm achieve success for its clients in California’s complex legislative and regulatory arena.

Jennifer A. Kearns

Partner, Duane Morris LLP

Jennifer A. Kearns is a business and employment law attorney with thirty years of experience in advising and defending the interests of business owners. Ms. Kearns advises employers in all aspects of employment law, including but not limited to defense of wage and hour class actions, worker classification issues, disability accommodation, leave of absence obligations, prevention of unlawful harassment and discrimination, wage and hour compliance, investigations, use of independent contractors, and best practices for protection of intellectual property, trade secrets and other confidential information. Ms. Kearns works with companies to develop personnel policies, practices and handbooks, offers guidance in connection with individual employee terminations as well as mass layoffs, counsels employers in connection with their management of employee leaves of absence, and assist employers in recognizing disability accommodation situations and managing reasonable accommodations. Ms. Kearns is a skilled investigator and has assisted clients by conducting investigations or in guiding client personnel in the conduct of employment-related investigations.

Keith Zakarin

Partner, Chair of the Education Practice Group, Duane Morris LLP

Keith Zakarin is the chair of Duane Morris' Education Practice Group and is a member of the firm's Partners Board. Mr. Zakarin exclusively represents private postsecondary schools and colleges. His representation of these schools nationwide includes such diverse areas of law as student and employee litigation, regulatory and administrative counseling and litigation, mergers and acquisitions, accreditation counseling and advocacy, employment counseling and risk management. Mr. Zakarin is not just an attorney representing colleges; he also owned and operated an accredited private college for thirteen years. Mr. Zakarin is a 1986 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, and a summa cum laude graduate of the University of California at San Diego.


Start Time

11:00 am

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Finish Time

12:00 pm

Thursday, February 7, 2019


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