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Expert to Speak on Domestic Terrorism in the Workplace

Feb 22, 2018 09:40AM ● By Jeanne Fratello
The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce will host a seminar titled "The Impact of Domestic Terrorism on the Workplace" on March 5 at the Manhattan Beach Library. James William Potts, a leading workplace law expert and trained mediator, will be the featured speaker.

The event, which will begin at 10:00 a.m., is open to the general public. It is free for Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce members who pre-register and $10 for members at the door. Tickets are $20 for non-Chamber members.

"I had been wanting to do this for some time, especially since the Las Vegas shooting, when we tragically lost two of our own from Manhattan Beach," said Mark Lipps, president/CEO of the Chamber of Commerce. 

Lipps noted that the event had originally been scheduled for April 12, but was moved earlier to March 5 in the wake of the Parkland shooting. "It should be a very impactful 90 minutes."

Potts will discuss significant events that have gripped the nation, the potential threat of different groups and individuals, and the impact on the workplace. He will provide safety tips when out and about in the general public, in the workplace and traveling nationally and internationally. He will also discuss active shooter training and awareness while at work, shopping malls, restaurants, office buildings, hotels or walking down the street.

Potts is the founder and CEO of Potts & Associates in Pasadena, which specializes in assisting, training, and representing businesses to assure their compliance with state and federal employment laws. A lawyer and certified mediator, he also has served as a reserve deputy sheriff for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, where he was a P.O.S.T. Certified Terrorist Investigator and a member of the Open Source Intelligence Team. He is the author of
Right to Counsel and Walking on Eggshells.

The event is sponsored by the MBS Media Campus, Beach Cities Health District, and the City of Manhattan Beach.

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