is a partner at Jackson Lewis, a preventive labor, employment, immigration and benefits law firm representing management exclusively. Mr. Lotito is a graduate of Villanova University and Villanova Law School. He was named by Villanova as their Top Human Resources Alumnus of the 20th Century. He has devoted his entire professional career to representing management interests in labor and employment law. He is a member of the California and American Bar Associations. Mr. Lotito has received professional accreditation in the human resources field by achieving the SPHR designation for life. He is listed in “Who’s Who in American Law”, “Who’s Who in California” and is a Life Member of the National Registry of Who’s Who. Mr. Lotito was the first non-practitioner to Chair the Society For Human Resource Management, the largest human resource association in the world. He has traveled the globe for SHRM making presentations from Juneau, Alaska to Johannesburg, South Africa and many places in between. He is a past chairman of SHRM’s National Legislative Affairs Committee and served on its Employee and Labor Relations Committee. In these capacities, he has influenced legislation such as the ADA and has testified before the United States Senate and the House of Representatives. A frequent workshop presenter, Michael is noted for his wit, insights and practical solutions to workplace issues. He is a resource for TEC Worldwide, an international organization of company presidents. He has given numerous presentations before TEC groups and was named TEC’s Most Outstanding Resource. Most recently, he was honored as a member of TEC 200, a designation which places him among the top 1% of all TEC presenters from the many thousands who have participated in a TEC program. Mr. Lotito has appeared on PBS’ “NewsHour with Jim Lehrer”, Fox TV’s “The Schneider Report”, CBS Radio’s “Gil Gross Show”, frequently appears on National Public Radio, and was quoted in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal regarding the EEOC’s guidelines on mental disabilities. He is regularly quoted on a variety of employment law topics in major publications including Forbes, Business Week, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Sacramento Bee, The National Law Journal, Nation’s Business, and The Conference Board’s magazine, Across The Board. Most recently he has been published by the Harvard Business Review.