2021 Virtual Conference Speakers

Floyd Skeren Manukian Langevin’s 2021 “Virtual HR and Employment Law Conference”


Nachman Brautbar, M.D.

John B. Floyd, Esq., Senior Partner at Floyd Skeren Manukian Langevin

The Law Offices of Floyd Skeren Manukian Langevin, LLP was established in 1987 by John B. Floyd. Since then, the firm has experienced significant and steady growth. Today, the Law Offices of Floyd Skeren Manukian Langevin has 10 offices throughout California. Mr. Floyd is a Certified Specialist and has devoted many years in the workers’ compensation field representing insurance companies, self-insureds, municipalities and employers in §132(a) claims and serious and willful actions. He has served as an Arbitrator, Mediator, and Judge Pro Tem, as well as being an expert witness in bad faith claims and is a Certified Administrator for Self-Insurers.

Mr. Floyd has been involved in numerous committees, including California Chamber of Commerce Amicus Committee and the Employers’ Fraud Task Force. Additionally, Mr. Floyd is nationally recognized and AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He is also a member of the California Association of Joint Powers Authorities (CAJPA).

Mr. Floyd helped publish Retired Judge David W. O’Brien’s treatises on California Workers’ Compensation Claims and Benefits and California Unemployment and Disability Compensation Programs.

Amanda A. Manukian, Esq., Senior Partner at Floyd Skeren Manukian Langevin

Amanda A. Manukian has been with the Law Offices of Floyd Skeren Manukian Langevin, LLP since 2003. Ms. Manukian started her career with the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office in 1998, wherein she was assigned to the Special Investigations Unit for 5 years working on high profile cases. She then expanded her career with the State Compensation Insurance Fund, as the Fraud Liaison in helping to establish a strong and effective Fraud Unit for the State Contracts Department. Thereafter, she continued her career with Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP in 2003. She has been with the firm since then, making named partner in 2018.

As a senior partner, she works out of the Pasadena and Westlake Village offices and is the Managing Attorney of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU).

As defense attorney, she has obtained favorable decisions for her clients, to include various take nothing decisions on case in chief issues, including tackling very complex statute of limitation defenses. She has tried and also received take nothings on high exposure 132a and serious and willful petitions before the WCAB.

Ms. Manukian’s appellate skills allowed for successful outcomes in filing of countless Petitions for Reconsideration and Removals, Writ of Reviews and Answers to Writ of Review.

She practices the model that every case is defensible, with tailoring a boutique practice to meet and exceed every client’s expectations.

Bernadette M. O’Brien, Esq., SPHR, Partner at Floyd Skeren Manukian Langevin

Bernadette M. O’Brien is a Partner at Floyd Skeren Manukian Langevin, LLP, and an SPHR/SHRM-SCP certified Human Resources Consultant.

Ms. O’Brien represents employers in employment related disputes before the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the California Labor Commissioner, including claims related to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour violations. Ms. O’Brien also provides HR consultation to employers, human resource administrators, and risk managers on a myriad of HR topics including compliance with federal, state and local employment related laws; EEO compliance; AB 1825 Sexual Harassment training; managing leaves of absence pursuant to FMLA/CFRA, PDL and paid sick time; disability, accommodation and the interactive process; and performance, discipline and termination. Ms. O’Brien also conducts management and employee training sessions throughout California on numerous workplace topics.

Ms. O’Brien is author of the LexisNexis publication Labor and Employment in California: A Guide to Employment Laws, Regulations and Practices, co-author of California Leave Law: A Practical Guide for Employers, and co-author of California Unemployment Insurance and Disability Compensation Programs. She is also editor of Floyd Skeren Manukian Langevin’s employment related websites: www.employmentlawweekly.com and www.floydskerenhrtraining.com.

Ms. O’Brien has been a speaker on a variety of employment law topics for numerous organizations including CalPelra, CWC, Ag-Safe, EAC, Northern California Workers’ Comp Forum, Intercare, National Interstate Insurance, CASBO, PIHRA, Strafford Webinars and the Employer’s Fraud Task Force. You can reach Bernadette O’Brien at bernadette.obrien@floydskerenlaw.com, (818) 206-9222, or (916) 838-3332.

Susan A. Rodriguez, Esq.

Kyle R. Uebelhardt, Esq., Partner at Floyd Skeren Manukian Langevin

Kyle Uebelhardt is a Partner and an Assistant Managing Attorney in our firm’s Westlake Village office. Mr. Uebelhardt was a valedictorian and graduated from Dartmouth College, majoring in Government and Political Theory. While at Dartmouth, he played quarterback on the school’s football team and was a member of the dance ensemble. He is now an interviewer for the Dartmouth Admissions Committee.

Mr. Uebelhardt obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Ventura College of Law. His passion for defending employers regarding all legal issues led to his earning a Certificate of Concentration in Business Law. While attending law school in the evenings, Mr. Uebelhardt further honed his skills in business related matters, working full time in the areas of Real Estate Law and served under international expert Alvaro Pascotto, Esq., drafting transactional documents in the fields of Business Aviation, Tax Planning, Private Equity and Wealth Management.

Mr. Uebelhardt is a trial attorney, well-versed in defending a multitude of workers’ compensation claims, including catastrophic, cardiac, insidious disease, 132a, serious and willful, and Special Investigations Unit. He is also a member of the Employment Law Litigation department, advising and defending clients on issues such as wage and hour, reasonable accommodation, interactive process, and leave of absence.

Mr. Uebelhardt is a trained mediator through the Ventura Center for Dispute Settlement, a news broadcaster with WorkCompAcademy Weekly News, member of the Employers’ Fraud Task Force, writer for Employment Law Weekly, and serves as an event guest speaker. When not defending the interests of FSML’s clients, he enjoys spending time with his wife and baby twins.