3rd Annual EPLI ExecuSummit - Spring Session April 25 & 26, 2017 Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona
3rd Annual EPLI ExecuSummit - Spring SessionApril 25 & 26, 2017Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona

                               ExecuSummit Co-Chairs:

Dove A. E. Burns
Goldberg Segalla


Dove Burns defends corporate clients and executives, multibillion-dollar international restaurant chains, hospitals, municipalities, housing authorities, nonprofits, and boards of directors in a variety of high-exposure employment law and professional liability matters. She has tried numerous cases to verdict and has resolved disputes through arbitration, mediation, and conciliation.


Dove has extensive experience in litigation involving non-compete agreements, which includes providing successful counseling and obtaining injunctive relief to help clients enforce their rights and prevent the leakage of proprietary and trade information.


She defends executives in matters involving allegations of wrongdoing, including claims of sexual misconduct, racial harassment, and corporate malfeasance. In addition, she handles wage and hour matters and actions involving the False Claims Act, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigations, and the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act. She represents clients in employment-related matters before various state and federal agencies, including the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the U.S. Departments of Labor and Health.


Her experience also includes securities and antitrust litigation, special education law, and condominium/co-op law, as well as general liability, municipal liability, and commercial matters.


Dove regularly provides proactive counsel to employers, handles employment and severance agreements, drafts policy manuals and other management documents, and conducts training sessions to help employers minimize the risk of litigation.

Robyn Silvermintz
Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg, LLP


Robyn Silvermintz is a partner with Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg, LLP. Her practice focuses primarily on the defense of professionals and entities against a wide variety of claims, including, but not limited to, malpractice, discrimination, and employment disputes. She has also successfully represented management in employment practices disputes, including wrongful discharge and discrimination litigation.

Prior to joining the firm Robyn worked for the New York City Law Department where she handled juvenile delinquency prosecutions, which involved finding the least restrictive alternatives for youth adjudicated juvenile delinquents. This process frequently involved finding services and placements for juveniles with special needs and IEPs. Robyn also defended all city agencies, including the Department of Education, NYPD and FDNY, in various matters ranging from administrative hearings to federal court matters. These matters frequently involved discrimination and due process violation claims including claims under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Ms. Silvermintz is a 2000 graduate of Rutgers University, where she earned her B.S. in administrative justice with high honors. She received her J.D. in 2004 from Touro Law Center, magna cum laude, where she was the notes and comments editor for the Touro Law Review.

Ms. Silvermintz is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey. She is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

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