MON. NOV 21, at 8PM | “Mentoring, Empowering and Nurturing” featuring Jonathan Burns, Joe Weedon, Ex
Mr. Burns is an associate in Krooth & Altman’s Litigation and Risk Management Group. His work focuses on complex commercial litigation, including representing HUD and Fannie Mae-approved lenders and servicers in disputes involving a variety of claims such as breach of contract, misrepresentation, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty before state, federal and bankruptcy courts. Mr. Burns also assists in matters with developers, holding companies, entrepreneurs, commercial enterprises, individuals, non-profit organizations and associations. He also has counseled commercial mortgage lenders, servicers and borrowers in dealing with distressed or defaulted loans and assisted these entities in workouts, claims for mortgage insurance and loan assignments. In addition to commercial matters, Mr. Burns has also represented clients involved in employment disputes, including employment discrimination actions of all types, wrongful discharge, retaliation and Title VII actions, and EEOC matters. Mr. Burns has also participated in numerous mediations and alternative dispute resolution forums and advises employers on federal and state anti-discrimination laws and counsels clients on personnel practices and procedures in the workplace. In addition, Mr. Burns also provides legal counsel to clients who are active in a broad array of matters relating to the entertainment industry.
Mr. Burns is on the Executive Board of the 100 Black Men of Greater Washington, DC and is active in other community active in other community service organizations as well.
Elected in November 2014, Joe Weedon represents Ward 6 on the District of Columbia's State Board of Education where he provides policy leadership, advocacy for, and oversight of public education to ensure all families have access to excellent schools and predictable paths to graduation.
Joe serves as the executive director of Companies for Causes (CforC), a non-profit led by CEOs of closely-held businesses. CforC leverages the knowledge of its member organizations to address the most pressing issues in the community such as, elevating graduation rates in the District of Columbia and preparing students for college and career success.
Joe earned his MA in Political Science from the University of Illinois @ Urban-Champaign and his MBA from the University of Maryland – College Park.