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Over 1200 people gathered in Washington DC for the 11th Annual American Bar Association's Section of Labor & Employment Law Conference. Listen to fascinating talks on the latest developments and strategies under the current administration.



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An Update for Federal Contractors: What Has Changed and What Remains the Same?

Speakers: David S. Fortney, Fortney & Scott LLC, Washington, DC Robert J. O’Hara, United Technologies Corporation, Hartford, CT Consuela Pinto, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, DC



Litigating the Labor-Management Relations Act Case

Speakers: Hon. Rebecca R. Pallmeyer, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Chicago, IL Michelle Bell, MC Bell Law PLLC, Washington, DC Nicholas J. Enoch, Lubin & Enoch, P.C., Phoenix, AZ Henry Platt, Saul Ewing LLP, Washington, DC



Handling an Oral Argument in an Employment Case on Appeal

Speakers: Sean R. Gallagher, Polsinelli PC, Denver, CO Tom Goldstein, Goldstein & Russell, P.C., Bethesda, MD Anne Noel Occhialino, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, DC Eric Schnapper, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, WA



Ethics Issues in Communications with People Receiving “Limited Scope” Representation

Speakers: Laurie M. Burgess, California Teachers Association, Burlingame, CA Lori D. Ecker, Law Offices of Lori D. Ecker, Chicago, IL Katie Lachter, Proskauer Rose LLP, New York, NY Pamela Ortiz, Maryland Access to Justice Department, Baltimore, MD



Key Differences and Similarities Between the RLA and Its Younger Cousin, the NLRA

Speakers: PANELISTS: Dan Collopy, National Labor Relations Board, Washington, DC Maria-Kate Dowling, National Mediation Board, Washington, DC Douglas W. Hall, Jones Day, Washington, DC Robert L. Jones, Jr., American Airlines, Dallas, TX Elizabeth Roma, Guerrieri, Clayman, Bartos, Parcelli & Roma, PC, Washington, DC Carla Siegel, IAMAW, Upper Marlboro, MD



State of Whistleblower Protection Laws after One Year of the Trump Administration

Speakers: PANELISTS: Megan E. Guenther, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, DC Mark Hanna, Murphy Anderson PLLC, Washington, DC Donna M. Hughes, Impax Laboratories, New York, NY Daniel J. Hurson, The Law Offices of Daniel J. Hurson, LLC, Washington, DC Eric A. Tate, Morrison & Foerster LLP, San Francisco, CA



Dealing with Social Media in the Workplace

Speakers: PANELISTS: Melinda C. Burrows, NetScout Systems, Inc., Westford, MA Julia Campins, Campins Benham-Baker, PC, Lafayette, CA Jolsna John Thomas, Austin, TX Joane Si Ian Wong, National Labor Relations Board, Brooklyn, NY



Plenary Session: Welcome and Q&A with the Secretary of Labor

Speakers: R. Alexander Acosta



Plenary Session: The Aging Workforce: Surfing the Workplace Silver Tsunami

Speakers: Denise K. Drake, Polsinelli PC, Kansas City, MO PANELISTS: Janice Celeste, Successful Black Parenting Magazine, Los Angeles, CA John Gaal, Ed.D. St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council, St. Louis, MO Lori Trawinski, Ph.D. CFP ®, AARP, Public Institute, Washington, DC Cathy Ventrell-Monsees, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, DC



Meet the EEOC Commissioners & General Counsel: An Insider's Perspective

Speakers: MODERATORS: Samantha C. Grant, Sheppard Mullin, Los Angeles, CA Kelly M. Dermody, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, San Francisco, CA PANELISTS: Hon. Victoria A. Lipnic, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, DC Hon. Charlotte A. Burrows, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, DC Hon. Chai R. Feldblum, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, DC



When Federal Sector Employment Law Drives the Development of Private-Sector Doctrine

Speakers: PANELISTS: Ericka Guthrie Dorsey, American Federation of Government Employees, Washington, DC John E. Higgins, Jr., The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, Washington, DC P. David Lopez, Outten & Golden LLP, Washington, DC Jeff Rosenblum, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, Washington, DC



Creative Responses to Gender-Based Violence in the Workplace and in Global Supply Chains

Speakers: Derek Baxter, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, DC Eric Stener Carlson, International Labour Organization, Geneva, Switzerland Cathy Feingold, AFL-CIO, Washington, DC Gerald T. Hathaway, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, New York, NY Rachel Micah-Jones, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc., Baltimore, MD Jennifer (JJ) Rosenbaum, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT



Witness Prep Tutorial

Speakers: PANELISTS: Pamela Chandran, Gilbert & Sackman, Los Angeles, CA Eleanor Morton, Leonard Carder, San Francisco, CA Antonio Robinson, Carter’s, Inc., Atlanta, GA Jennifer L. Sabourin, Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C., Detroit, MI



View from the National Labor Relations Board

Speakers: MODERATORS: Stanley M. Gosch, Rosenblatt & Gosch, Denver, CO Joseph J. Torres, Winston & Strawn, Chicago, IL PANELISTS: Philip A. Miscimarra, National Labor Relations Board, Washington, DC Mark Gaston Pearce, National Labor Relations Board, Washington, DC Lauren McFerran, National Labor Relations Board, Washington, DC



Building an Effective Compliance and Organizational Ethics Program

Speakers: PANELISTS: Megan E. Guenther, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, DC Mark Hanna, Murphy Anderson PLLC, Washington, DC Donna M. Hughes, Impax Laboratories, New York, NY Daniel J. Hurson, The Law Offices of Daniel J. Hurson, LLC, Washington, DC Eric A. Tate, Morrison & Foerster LLP, San Francisco, CA



The 411 on the 420: Clearing the Smoke around Marijuana Laws

Speakers: PANELISTS: Lorraine Sanchez Hayes, United Parcel Service, Inc., Atlanta, GA Katherine “Kat” Judd, Clyde, Snow & Sessions, Salt Lake City, UT Ellen M. Kelman, The Kelman Buescher Firm, Denver, CO Michael C. Subit, Frank Freed Subit & Thomas LLP, Seattle, WA Joyce Walker-Jones, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, DC

Panelists will discuss the interplay between state and federal laws, private and public employers, the ADA and drug testing, and how recent laws impact wellness programs, fitness for duty exams and an employee’s right to privacy related to off duty lawful conduct.



How to Prepare and Win and/or Defend a Single Plaintiff Discrimination Suit

Speakers: PANELISTS: Sarah Bryan Fask, Littler Mendelson P.C., Philadelphia, PA Stephanie Jones, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Charlotte, NC Lucas J. Kaster, Nichols Kaster PLLP, Minneapolis, MN Brianna Primozic, Posner & Rosen LLP, Los Angeles, CA



Federal Employee Rights and Responsibilities in a Changing Civil Service Landscape

Speakers: PANELISTS: Eric Bachman, Zuckerman Law, Washington, DC Jim Bailey, National Treasury Employees Union, Washington, DC Ana Galindo-Marrone, Office of Special Counsel, Washington, DC Juanita C. Hernandez, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, Washington, DC



Brexit, the Trump Administration and the Cross-Border Workplace: The View from Abroad

Speakers: PANELISTS: Colleen Cleary, CC Solicitors, Dublin, Ireland Danilo Di Vincenzo, Le Corre Lawyers, LLP, Montréal, QC Owen Herrnstadt, IAMAW, Upper Marlboro, MD Marley Weiss, University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, MD Nicola Whiteley, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, London, United Kingdom



Winning Your Case through Effective Use of Technology

Speakers: PANELISTS: Hon. Paul C. Huck, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami, FL Barbara L. Johnson, BL Johnson PLLC, Washington, DC Howard Lenow, Lenow & McCarthy, Wayland, MA Zoë Tellman, Dickson Geesman LLP, Oakland, CA



Advocacy Pointers from Regional Directors and Administrative Law Judges

Speakers: PANELISTS: Hon. Robert Gianassi, National Labor Relations Board, Washington, DC Susan Davis, Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP, New York, NY Kathy Drew King, National Labor Relations Board, Brooklyn, NY Peter S. Ohr, National Labor Relations Board, Chicago, IL Tanja L. Thompson, Littler Mendelson PC, Memphis, TN



Navigating the Interplay of Whistleblower Reward and Whistleblower Retaliation Claims

Speakers: PANELISTS: Lloyd B. Chinn, Proskauer Rose LLP, New York, NY Debra Katz, Katz Marshall & Banks LLP, Washington, DC Scott R. Koch, JPMorgan Chase, Chicago, IL Jane Norberg, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, Washington, DC (invited) Linda Wawzenski, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Illinois, Chicago, IL



A Gender Transition Primer

Speakers: PANELISTS: Melissa Brand, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Washington, DC Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, SAG-AFTRA, Los Angeles, CA Christina Hanna, Virgin America, San Francisco, CA Sharon McGowan, Lambda Legal, Washington, DC Nonnie L. Shivers, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., Phoenix, AZ

Eighteen states have enacted clear prohibitions on gender identity discrimination in employment, and many more may follow suit. These legal developments recognize the complexities that may arise when a person transitions in the workplace. What are an employee’s rights and an employer’s responsibilities in this context? How does one balance the personal privacy interests of employees with the desire to maintain a diverse, inclusive and discrimination-free work environment? This panel will address some of the most common challenges and questions that may arise during a gender transition and provide practical guidance on proactive and appropriate handling of transition-related issues.



Plenary Session: Marriage Equality & Religious Liberty: The Crossroads or Crosshairs of the First Amendment?

Speakers: MODERATOR: Jason C. Marsili, Posner & Rosen, L.L.P., Los Angeles, CA PANELISTS: Jennifer C. Pizer, Lambda Legal, Los Angeles, CA David B. Rivkin Jr., Baker & Hostetler LLP, Washington, DC

Following the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges in which the Court first acknowledged a fundamental right under the Fourteenth Amendment to marriage equality, several states and municipalities have enacted laws and ordinances protecting the free exercise of religious beliefs that oppose same-sex marriage. The First Amendment Defense Act (FADA), as well as contemplated executive orders, have since followed and threaten to protect anti-LGBTQ discrimination if predicted upon particular religious beliefs or moral convictions. With inevitable implications on employment practices, a sound understanding of the constitutional principles underlying this issue will assist practitioners addressing these issues in the workplace. Join these constitutional mavens as they acquaint attendees to the purported constitutional conflict and discuss its impact in the employment setting.



Update on Retaliation Claims

Speakers: PANELISTS: Kathleen Phair Barnard, Schwerin Campbell Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt LLP, Seattle, WA Tiffany Buckley-Norwood, Jackson Lewis P.C., Southfield, MI Jillian Cutler, Frank Freed Subit & Thomas, LLP, Seattle, WA Jo Linda Johnson, U.S. Department of Homeland Security – TSA, Washington, DC Tamika Lynch, Siemens, Buffalo Grove, IL



Preparing for the Robot Takeover: “I’m Sorry Dave. I’m Afraid I Can’t Do That.”

Speakers: Rubén Agote, Cuatrecasas, Barcelona, Spain Clive Howard, Slater & Gordon, London, United Kingdom Bronwyn McKenna, UNISON, London, United Kingdom

Experts estimate that robots will be increasingly performing manufacturing, medical, service and retail jobs world-wide by 2025 due to a quantum leap in robotic and artificial intelligence technologies. This multinational panel will discuss in the context of a range of jurisdictions the impact that robotics will have on local and international workplaces, labor markets and mobility, and employment standards and structures and the rights and responsibilities that employers, unions and employees will have in automated workplaces.



Litigating Claims for Damages in Employment Cases

Speakers: PANELISTS: Barbara J. D’Aquila, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Minneapolis, MN Diane Smason, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Chicago, IL Brooke Timmer, Fiedler & Timmer, P.L.L.C., Des Moines, IA



Traditional Versus Alternative Organizing Approaches

Speakers: Johnda Bentley, SEIU, Washington, DC Harry I. Johnson III, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Los Angeles, CA Zubin Soleimany, New York Taxi Workers Alliance, New York, NY Kimberly Walters, National Labor Relations Board, New York, NY



When Co-Counseling Goes Awry: The Ethics Dilemmas Associated with the Co-Counsel Relationship

Speakers: PANELIST: Lisa J. Banks, Katz, Marshall & Banks LLP, Washington, DC Angela F. Ramson, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Atlanta, GA



Misclassification Claims that Every Employment Lawyer Needs to Recognize

Speakers: PANELISTS: Jennifer Brand, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, DC Tracey Holmes Donesky, Stinson Leonard Street LLP, Minneapolis, MN



Practical Strategies for Closing Gender Wage Gap

Speakers: PANELISTS: Lauri A. Damrell, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Sacramento, CA Wendy L. Kahn, Zwerdling, Paul, Kahn & Wolly, Washington, DC Lindsey Wagner, Scott Wagner and Associates, P.A., Jupiter, FL George L. Washington, Jr., Orange Business Services, Oak Hill, VA

Scrutiny of the national gap in wages between men and women for comparable work has remained intense. But eliminating discrimination is not easy or simple. How should the wage gap be measured? What practical steps do companies and counsel take to identify problem areas? What causes the wage gap, and how many of those causes are redressable by individual employers?



Plenary Session: Supreme Court Update: Recent and Upcoming Supreme Court Labor and Employment Law Rulings

Speakers: SPEAKER: Christopher David Ruiz Cameron, Vice Dean and Marshall F. McComb Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, CA



Sexual Orientation Workplace Protections at the Crossroads

Speakers: PANELISTS: Laura J. Maechtlen, Seyfarth Shaw, San Francisco, CA Megann McManus, Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C., New York, NY Gregory Nevins, Lambda Legal, New York, NY Daniel T. Vail, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Washington, DC Adelmise Roseme Warner, Pandora, Oakland, CA

Historically, federal courts have been reluctant to interpret Title VII as protecting claims based on sexual orientation discrimination. Relying on longstanding Supreme Court precedent, however, the EEOC recently has argued for robust safeguards for workers of all sexual orientations under the sex discrimination prohibitions in Title VII. And the Seventh Circuit en banc has ruled that Title VII prohibits sexual orientation discrimination. What does the future hold for sexual orientation discrimination claims in the workplace? What effect, if any, will the legal developments for transgender workers have on this issue? This panel will focus on the dynamic legal landscape relating to sexual orientation discrimination, with special attention to recent court rulings, updates to EEOC guidance, and trends with in-house counsel.



The Challenges of Globalizing Corporate Diversity Initiatives and Overcoming Cultural Impediments

Speakers: PANELISTS: Irina Anyukhina, ALRUD Law Firm, Moscow, Russia Rosamund Browne, Fragomen LLP, London, United Kingdom Sara Khoja, Clyde & Co., Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Wendi S. Lazar, Outten & Golden LLP, New York, NY Stephen B. Moldof, Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP, New York, NY Robert B. Stulberg, Broach & Stulberg LLP, New York, NY



Everything a Litigator Needs to Know About Big Data

Speakers: PANELISTS: James M. Finberg, Altshuler Berzon LLP, San Francisco, CA Darrell Gay, Arent Fox, New York, NY Kathleen K. Lundquist, APTMetrics Inc., Darien, IL Steven Teppler, Abbott Law Group, Jacksonville, FL Kelly Trindel, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, DC



Top 10 Things Labor and Employment Lawyers Need To Know About Workers’ Compensation

Speakers: PANELISTS: Ann Dalton, Hammond & Shinner PCs, St. Louis, MO Stewart S. Manela, Arent Fox, Washington, DC Andrew J. Reinhardt, Reinhardt Harper Davis, PLC, Richmond, VA James J. Szablewicz, Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission, Richmond, VA



Class Arbitrability and Class Waiver

Speakers: PANELISTS: Louise Betts, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, DC Bob DeRose, Barkan Meizlish, LLP, Columbus, OH Bernard R. Mazaheri, Morgan & Morgan, Lexington, KY Trishanda Treadwell, Parker Hudson Rainer & Dobbs LLP, Atlanta, GA



Forbidden Love: Managing Employee Romantic Relationships to Prevent Litigation

Speakers: Katie E. Bunch, JPMorgan Chase, Chicago, IL Kimberly Geisler, Scott Dukes & Geisler, P.C., Birmingham, AL Scott Pollins, Pollins Law, Philadelphia, PA Hope Singer, Bush Gottlieb, Glendale, CA



Discovery of Electronically Stored Information Under the Amended Federal Rules

Speakers: PANELISTS: Hon. Andrew J. Peck, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, New York, NY Brian E. Koncius, Bogas & Koncius P.C., Bingham Farms, MI Esther Lander, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Washington, DC Devki K. Virk, Bredhoff & Kaiser, PLLC, Washington, DC



Meet the NLRB GC

Speakers: MODERATORS: James W. Bucking, Foley Hoag LLP, Boston, MA Samantha Dulaney, IATSE, New York, NY



Witness Examination Skills at Depositions and Trials

Speakers: PANELISTS: Hon. Todd E. Edelman, Superior Court for the District of Columbia, Washington, DC Eve Cervantez, Altshuler Berzon LLP, San Francisco, CA Jeffrey Dretler, Fisher & Phillips LLP, Boston, MA Stephen Yokich, Dowd, Bloch, Bennett, Cervone, Auerbach and Yokich, Chicago, IL



All You Ever Wanted to Know About OSHA Practice and Procedures

Speakers: PANELISTS: Tressi L. Cordaro, Jackson Lewis P.C., Reston, VA Orlando J. Pannocchia, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, DC Randy Rabinowitz, OSH Law Project, Washington, DC



The Latest Developments in Pension and Healthcare Benefits for Public Employees

Speakers: PANELISTS: R. Theodore Clark, Clark Baird Smith LLP, Chicago, IL Paul Green, Mooney, Green, Saindon, Murphy & Welch, Washington, DC Emily Martin, Washington Public Employment Relations Commission, Kirkland, WA



Representative Evidence in Class Actions after Tyson

Speakers: PANELISTS: Ryan Hagerty, Asher Gittler & D’Alba Ltd., Chicago, IL John Ho, Cozen O’Connor, New York, NY Brian Kriegler, Econ One Research Inc., Los Angeles, CA Rachhana T. Srey, Nichols Kaster PLLP, Minneapolis, MN



Best Practices to Avoid Legal Traps Associated with Affinity Groups

Speakers: PANELISTS: Georgia Coffey, U.S. Veterans Administration, Washington, DC Jennifer Kroll, Martin & Bonnett PLLC, Phoenix, AZ Michele Meyer-Shipp, Prudential Financial, Los Angeles, CA Heidi T. Sharp, Burgess Sharp & Golden, PLLC, Clinton Township, MI Anne-Marie Vercruysse Welch, Clark Hill, Detroit, MI



“Intersectionality” and Discrimination Claims Involving Multiple Categories

Speakers: PANELISTS: Oswald Cousins, Miller Law Group, San Francisco, CA John Henderson, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Baltimore, MD LaRell Purdie, SEIU, Washington, DC Anne B. Shaver, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, San Francisco, CA

From its origins in critical race theory, the idea of “Intersectionality,” holds that the classical categories of oppression (race, gender, class, sexual orientation, etc.) do not operate independently, but rather intersect to create multiple, non-discrete forms of discrimination. The law’s embrace of discrimination claims, however, based on “multiple protected categories” has been partial and uneven and awkward to apply (for example, when different bases of discrimination have different statutes of limitations and different burdens of proof). The panel will consider the evolution of judicial treatment and litigation of such claims against the social science theory and the practical experiences of workers and employers.



Use and Admissibility of Electronically Stored Information

Speakers: PANELISTS: Hon. Paul W. Grimm, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, Baltimore, MD Steven E. Fox, Polsinelli PC, Dallas, TX Jahan Sagafi, Outten & Golden LLP, San Francisco, CA Allison Stanton, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC



Federal Courts and the NLRA

Speakers: PANELISTS: Hon. Jane Branstetter Stranch, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Nashville, TN M. Carter DeLorme, Jones Day, Washington, DC Zoe Palitz, Altshuler Berzon LLP, San Francisco, CA



Recent Developments Concerning OSHA’s Injury and Illness Electronic Reporting and Anti-Retaliation Requirements

Speakers: PANELISTS: Douglas L. Parker, WorkSafe, Oakland, CA Shontell D. Powell, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., Atlanta, GA Ann Rosenthal, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, DC



Technology in Litigation: The Latest and Greatest Tools that Can Enhance Your Practice

Speakers: PANELISTS: Matthew Aibel, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., New York, NY David M. Cook, Cook & Logothetis, LLC, Cincinnati, OH Amanda A. Farahany, Barrett & Farahany, LLP, Atlanta, GA



Public Employee Free Speech Post-Garcetti

Speakers: PANELISTS: James Casey, Slesnick & Casey LLP, Coral Gables, FL Roxana Crasovan, Clark Baird Smith LLP, Chicago, IL Michael Z. Green, Texas A&M University School of Law, Fort Worth, TX Alice O’Brien, National Education Association, Washington, DC



Discovery in Wage and Hour Class Actions

Speakers: PANELISTS: Naveen Kabir, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, New York, NY Jason C. Marsili, Posner & Rosen LLP, Los Angeles, CA Dane Steffenson, U.S. Department of Labor, Atlanta, GA Kevin J. Stoops, Sommers Schwartz, P.C., Southfield, MI



A Practical Guide to Arbitration

Speakers: PANELISTS: George S. Crisci, Zashin & Rich, Cleveland, OH Raquel Fas Bravo, The Law Office of Raquel Fas Bravo, Boynton Beach, FL Khristian G. Parker, Teamsters 705, Chicago, IL Alan A. Symonette, Arbitrator, Philadelphia, PA



Addiction Under the ADA

Speakers: PANELISTS: Tiffanie Benfer, Hardwick and Benfer, Doylestown, PA Katherine Huibonhoa, Gruebe, Brown and Geldt, San Francisco, CA Wesley Kennedy, Allison, Slutsky & Kennedy, PC, Chicago, IL Christopher Kuczynski, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, DC Kathryn Widmayer, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD



What Are the Impacts of the Trump Administration on Employee Benefits?

Speakers: PANELISTS: Ada Dolph, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Chicago, IL Karin Feldman, AFL-CIO, Washington, DC G. William Scott, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, DC Mary Ellen Signorille, AARP Foundation Litigation, Washington, DC



Litigating Non-Compete and Trade Secret Cases

Speakers: PANELISTS: Hon. Bernice B. Donald, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Memphis, TN Elizabeth Pannill Fletcher, Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipokos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., Houston, TX Paul E. Starkman, Clark Hill, Chicago, IL



Intermittent Strikes: Lawful or Not?

Speakers: PANELISTS: Colleen Breslin, National Labor Relations Board, Washington, DC Mark A. Hutcheson, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Seattle, WA Pamela Jeffrey, Levy Ratner, P.C., New York, NY Jessica Kimbrough, United Airlines, Chicago, IL



Ethics Issues in Handling Disruptive or Dishonest Clients

Speakers: PANELISTS: Paula J. Frederick, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta, GA Janine M. Martin, Hammond & Shinners PC, St. Louis, MO Jeffrey D. Patton, Spilman Thomas & Battle PLLC, Charlotte, NC Michael A. Williams, Williams Dirks Dameron LLC, Kansas City, MO



The Future of Wage & Hour under Trump

Speakers: PANELISTS: Jeremy J. Glenn, Cozen O’Connor, Chicago, IL Hope Pordy, Spivak Lipton LLP, New York, NY M. Patricia Smith, National Employment Law Project, Washington, DC



Med-Arb: Can We Do Better than "Everyone Walks Away Unhappy"?

Speakers: PANELISTS: Thomas A. Doyle, Wexler Wallace LLP, Chicago, IL Joshua Javits, Arbitrator and Mediator, Washington, DC Arthur Luby, Air Line Pilots Association, Washington, DC Tamula R. Yelling, Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc., Birmingham, AL



Mock ERISA Mediation Session: Getting the Results for Your Client

Speakers: PANELISTS: Joseph Barton, Block & Leviton LLP, Washington, DC Ruben Chapa, U.S. Department of Labor, Chicago, IL John Harney, O’Donoghue & O’Donoghue, Washington, DC Ira F. Jaffe, Arbitrator and Mediator, Washington, DC M’Alyssa Mecenas, Paul Hastings LLP, Los Angeles, CA



Immigration Enforcement in a New Era

Speakers: PANELISTS: Matt Ginsburg, AFL-CIO, Washington, DC Jonathan A. Grode, Green and Spiegel, Philadelphia, PA Laura Huizar, National Employment Law Project, Washington, DC Randel K. Johnson, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC

Surprising electoral results in the United States and Britain’s Brexit vote were at least partially due to anxieties about global migration and its effect on labor markets. This program will feature nationally recognized experts who have analyzed these developing issues closely from a domestic standpoint. Panelists will discuss current trends in worksite enforcement under the Trump Administration, focusing on the updated Operating Instruction on immigration enforcement in labor disputes and the current status of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board.



Handling the Title IX Employment Case

Speakers: PANELISTS: Lubna Alam, National Education Association, Washington, DC Candice E. Jackson, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC Mohammed Lakhani, Del Gado Law Group, LLC, Chicago, IL Risa L. Lieberwitz, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY



Trends in NLRA Remedies

Speakers: PANELISTS: Jennifer Abruzzo, National Labor Relations Board, Washington, DC Amber Rogers, Hunton & Williams LLP, Dallas, TX Kate M. Swearengen, Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP, New York, NY



Ethics Issues in Handling the Dissolution of Firms

Speakers: PANELISTS: Dennis P. Duffy, Baker & Hostetler LLP, Denver, CO Andrew H. Friedman, Helmer Friedman LLP, Culver City, CA Richard E. Molan, Molan Law Office PLLC, Manchester, NH Stephanie Padilla, Johns Manville, Denver, CO Dayna E. Underhill, Holland & Knight LLP, Portland, OR



Surviving Shrewd Scrutiny of FLSA Settlements

Speakers: PANELISTS: Andrez Carberry, US Foods, Inc., Rosemont, IL Sara Faulman, Woodley & McGillivary LLP, Washington, DC Lawrence Morales II, The Morales Law Firm, P.C., San Antonio, TX Michael Russell, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP, Nashville, TN Sabrina L. Shadi, Baker & Hostetler LLP, Los Angeles, CA


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