Cades Attorneys Invited to Speak at the Hawai`i Employers Council 2014 HR Administration Series

Event Date & Time: May 1, 2014
Event Location: Hawai`i Employers Council

Kristin S. Shigemura, Elijah Yip, and Amanda M. Jones have been invited to speak at the 2014 HR Administration Series on May 1, 2014 at the Hawai`i Employers Council. Their seminar is titled Files Are Our Friends: Strategies for Complying with Recordkeeping Laws and Avoiding Legal Disputes.

In this seminar, you will learn how to comply with legal requirements for maintaining company records, including the unique challenges of preserving and collecting electronic data. The faculty of three experienced litigators will also share documentation strategies that will help your company minimize legal risks, including exposure to liability in lawsuits and administrative proceedings. Using examples from real cases, these attorneys will offer tips on how to better position your company in legal disputes.

Kristin Shigemura is a partner in Cades Schutte LLPs litigation Department. Ms. Shigemura has extensive experience representing employers in labor and employment matters, including drafting employment policies and handbooks, conducting workplace investigations, representation in state and federal administrative investigations, representation in unemployment and worker’s compensation claims, defending against labor grievances, unfair labor practices claims, class actions, and state and federal discrimination litigation, as well as coordination and global resolution of employees various civil, administrative, and collective bargaining claims.

Elijah Yip is a partner at Cades Schutte LLP and the chair and founder of the firm’s Digital Media and Internet Law practice group. Elijah practices commercial litigation, media law, and IT law. Elijah writes about technology law on his blog ( and Twitter (@LegalTXTS). He is the former chair of the Litigation Section of the Hawai`i State Bar Association. Elijah has taught as an adjunct professor at the William S. Richardson School of Law and a lecturer in the Communication and Journalism departments at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa. Before joining Cades, Elijah clerked for federal district judge Samuel P. King in Honolulu. Elijah is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, and is listed in Super Lawyers 2013. In 2012, Pacific Business News selected Elijah as one of Forty Under 40? young business leaders in Hawai`i.

Amanda M. Jones is a partner in the litigation department at Cades Schutte LLP. A substantial part of her legal practice is devoted to representing employers in administrative proceedings and state and federal lawsuits. Ms. Jones also provides training and counseling on employment matters and has experience conducting workplace investigations. Ms. Jones is a member of the Employment Law and Labor Relations practice group and the Digital Media and Internet Law practice group at Cades Schutte LLP, and has served for several years as co-editor of the Hawai`i Employment Law Letter. Ms. Jones grew up in Kaneohe and graduated summa cum laude from the William S. Richardson School of Law, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the University of Hawai`i Law Review. Prior to her legal career, Ms. Jones was a news reporter and anchor at the ABC-affiliate in Biloxi, Mississippi.