Conversation with Thought Leaders – Returning to the Workplace: A Roadmap for California’s Life Sciences Sector



10:00am - 11:00am PDT

As California looks to move beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy and reopen our communities, many organizations still have questions and are seeking guidance and resources. What will return to work criteria look like and is there a checklist? How can we keep ourselves, our colleagues, and our employees safe during this transition? What if I have employees who are hesitant to be vaccinated?

Join, CLSA, BioscienceLA, and TeamCalifornia for an interactive discussion to discuss best practices, county orders, employment law and compliance considerations as well as organizational blueprints to facilitate a seamless return-to-work plan after COVID-19 subsides.


Confirmed Speakers:

Tao Leung, Partner, Hogan Lovells
Tao heads the Labor and Employment practice in our
California offices and handles all aspects of California
and federal employment law. Whether it’s counseling
clients regarding constantly changing employment laws,
conducting internal investigations and training, or
advising on M&A transactions, Tao helps employers of
all sizes navigate California’s particularly rigid
employment laws. Tao has also successfully represented
employers in labor and employment litigation, including
wage-and-hour class actions, discrimination, wrongful
termination, retaliation, harassment, misappropriation
of trade secrets, and breach of contract matters.

Angus McQuilken, Industry Relationship Executive – Life Sciences, McDermott Will & Emery
Angus McQuilken has joined McDermott’s Boston office to help support and advance business development efforts of the lawyers who have made the Firm a global industry leader in serving life sciences companies and investors. Mr. McQuilken previously was vice president for communications and marketing at the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, the investment agency implementing the state’s Life Sciences Initiative.

Kris QuigleyKris Quigley, Director, Local Government & Community Relations, CLSA
Kris Quigley serves as the Director of Local Government and Community Relations for the California Life Sciences Association (CLSA). She is responsible for managing relevant local legislative and regulatory issues, along with providing support and proactively influencing elected officials and staff to advance the CLSA public policy and local legislative agenda. She will also perform regional outreach and community relations as part of the state and local strategic priorities for CLSA. Kris has prior trade association, legislative, and campaign experience and most recently worked with the American Chemistry Council, where she managed state and local public affairs for the western region. She is a graduate of CSU Sacramento where she studied communications.

Kim Racine, CSP, CHMM, Executive Director, Environment, Health & Safety, Genentech
Kim joined Genentech in 2014 as the leader of the Physical Safety Department within EHS where she oversaw improvement efforts for several safety programs. Kim became the Head of EHS at Genentech in June of 2018. Since becoming the leader of the department, she has led the organization on a journey to become more customer-focused; including simplifying and realigning the work of EHS around the business and customer’s needs. More recently, Kim has served as the lead of the COVID-19 Task Force for South San Francisco since February 2020.