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14th Annual Employment Law Conference 2011

Everything new affecting your practice

2120233WBA
12/9/2011
7 Hours
7 substantive credits, 0 ethics credits
© 2011 MCLE, Inc.

Product Description

Employment law has seen many changes in the past year, and you won't want to miss this opportunity to efficiently catch up on all of the latest developments, as well as a chance to gain insight about trends on the horizon. MCLE's 14th Annual Employment Law Conference 2011 features expert practitioners who provide you with everything you need to know to keep your employment law practice up-to-date.

Learn about the effect of new statutes, regulations, and MCAD policies and procedures. Hear about current philosophies, assessments, and strategies in dealing with a variety of practical employment law issues. Customize the Conference by selecting from among the cutting-edge workshops that best fit your particular needs. Conference highlights include discussions of the current Administration, and a special networking reception for faculty and registrants.

Each registrant also receives a free copy of MCLE's updated 2012 Massachusetts Employment Law Sourcebook & Citator—an essential addition to your desktop reference materials—a $125 value included in the Conference price!

Conference Schedule


9:00 A.M. - 9:15 A.M.

Welcome and Introduction (Webcast Available)
  • Jaclyn L. Kugell, Esq., Cochair, Morgan, Brown & Joy LLP, Boston
  • Katherine J. Michon, Esq., Cochair, Shilepsky Hartley Robb Casey Michon LLP, Boston

9:15 A.M. - 10:15 A.M.

Discrimination Law Update 2011 (Webcast Available)
  • Jody L. Newman, Esq., Collora LLP, Boston
  • David B. Wilson, Esq., Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP, Boston

10:15 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.

Networking and Refreshment Break

10:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.

Keynote Panel: Dodd-Frank—An Interactive Dialogue with the Experts (Webcast Available)
Learn from the experts about Dodd-Frank, including: its amendments to and broadening of the whistleblower protections of Sarbanes Oxley; Dodd-Frank bounty availability to employees; regulations by and best practices with the SEC when pursuing a bounty; and the separate whistleblower protections for protected activity under Dodd-Frank. This panel sets the stage for an interactive, dynamic dialogue among management and individual practitioners, and government regulators.

  • Barbara A. Robb, Esq., Panel Chair, Shilepsky Hartley Robb Casey Michon LLP, Boston
  • Richard M. Harper II, Esq.,Trial Counsel, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, Boston
  • Michael Mabee, Supervisory Investigator, U.S. Department of Labor—OSHA, Hartford, CT
  • Ian J. McLoughlin, Esq., Shapiro Haber & Urmy LLP, Boston
  • Christopher F. Robertson, Esq., Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Boston

11:30 A.M. - 12:45 P.M.

Contract, Tort, and Legislative Update 2011 (Webcast Available)
  • Sara Smolik, Esq., Lichten & Liss-Riordan, PC, Boston;
  • Michael L. Rosen, Esq., Foley Hoag LLP, Boston
  • Philip J. Gordon Esq., Gordon Law Group LLP, Boston

12:45 P.M. - 1:45 P.M.

Lunch break (on your own)

1:45 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Developments at the MCAD (Webcast Available)
Join us for a lively discussion regarding practice issues during the investigation process and public hearing.

  • Julian T. Tynes, Esq., Chairman, MCAD, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Sunila Thomas-George, Esq., Commissioner, MCAD, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Jamie R. Williamson, Commissioner, MCAD, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Joel J. Berner, Esq., Chief of Enforcement, MCAD, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Eugenia M. Guastaferri, Esq., Senior Hearing Officer, MCAD, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Catherine C. Ziehl, Esq., General Counsel, MCAD, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Rebecca Shuster, Director of Training, MCAD, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Panel Moderator: Stephen B. Reed, Esq., Beck Reed Riden LLP, Boston

3:00 P.M. - 3:15 P.M.

Networking and Refreshment Break

3:15 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Breakout Session 1 (Choose One)


Hot Topics in Employment Law—Emerging Issues (Webcast Available)
discrimination. Hot issues addressed include extensions of the "cat's paw" theory of liability, and expansion of the scope of prohibitions against retaliation. Find out about new approaches courts and agencies have taken in employment law claims.

  • Dahlia C. Rudavsky, Esq., Messing, Rudavsky, & Weliky, PC, Boston
  • Jeffrey S. Siegel, Esq., Morgan, Brown & Joy LLP, Boston


Summary Judgment: To Move or Not to Move—Strategies for an Employment Discrimination Case
Summary judgment can be an expensive endeavor. This practical presentation addresses critical issues, such as how to best position a case to achieve or defeat summary judgment, how to use discovery to achieve your client's summary judgment goals, how to use the process to assist in settlement, and strategies to prepare a winning motion or opposition.

  • Anne L. Josephson, Esq., Kotin, Crabtree & Strong LLP, Boston
  • Christopher J. Perry, Esq., Morse, Brown-Barnes, & Pendleton, PC, Waltham

4:00 P.M. - 4:15 P.M.

Networking and Refreshment Break

4:15 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Breakout Session 2 (Choose One)


Updates in the ADAAA and FMLA (Webcast Available)
Developments in disability discrimination law and the FMLA have changed the legal landscape. Hear about new developments in "job protected" leaves of absences. Learn about how changes in the definition of "disability" have been implemented by the Courts. And hear the panelists discuss what may loom on the horizon for disability and FMLA claims.

  • Lisa A. Stephanian Burton, Esq., Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Boston
  • Patricia A. Washienko, Esq., Freiberger & Washienko LLC, Boston


Pay/Compensation Discrimination Claims After Ledbetter
Hear about cutting-edge developments in pay and compensation discrimination claims and the world after the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

  • Rebecca Pontikes, Esq., Pontikes Law LLC, Boston
  • Guy P. Tully, Esq., Jackson Lewis LLP, Boston

5:00 P.M.

Networking Reception for Faculty & Registrants

Table of Contents

Cochair

Jaclyn L. Kugell, Esq., Morgan, Brown & Joy LLP, Boston
Katherine J. Michon, Esq., Shilepsky Hartley Robb Casey Michon LLP, Boston

Faculty

Joel J. Berner, Esq., Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston
Lisa A. Stephanian Burton, Esq., Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Concord
Philip J. Gordon, Esq., Gordon Law Group LLP, Boston
Eugenia M. Guastaferri, Esq., Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston
Richard M. Harper, II., Esq., U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission , Boston
Anne L. Josephson, Esq., Kotin, Crabtree & Strong LLP, Boston
Michael Mabee, U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA, Hartford
Ian J. McLoughlin, Esq., Shapiro Haber & Urmy LLP, Boston
Jody L. Newman, Esq., Collora LLP, Boston
Christopher J. Perry, Esq., Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, PC, Waltham
Rebecca G. Pontikes, Esq., Pontikes Law LLC, Boston
Stephen B. Reed, Esq., Beck Reed Riden LLP, Boston
Barbara A. Robb, Esq., Shilepsky Hartley Robb Casey Michon LLP, Boston
Christopher F. Robertson, Esq., Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Boston
Michael L. Rosen, Esq., Foley Hoag LLP, Boston
Dahlia C. Rudavsky, Esq., Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, PC, Boston
Jeffrey S. Siegel, Esq., Morgan, Brown & Joy LLP, Boston
Sara Smolik, Esq., U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Boston
Sunila Thomas-George, Esq., Commissioner, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Boston
Guy P. Tully, Esq., Jackson Lewis, PC, Boston
Julian T. Tynes, Esq., Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston
Patricia A. Washienko, Esq., Freiberger & Washienko LLC, Boston
Jamie R. Williamson, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Springfield
David B. Wilson, Esq., Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP, Boston
Catherine C. Ziehl, Esq., ,

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