Labor & Employment

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

3:00-7:00 p.m.



4:30-5:30 p.m.
Title VII Update

John Beranbaum, Beranbaum Menken LLP, New York, NY
Pearl Zuchlewski, Kraus & Zuchlewski LLP, New York, NY
C. Geoffrey Weirich, Paul Hastings LLP, Atlanta, GA


5:30-6:00 p.m.
 The Affordable Care Act is Here; Latest ERISA Developments
Erin M. Sweeney, Dickstein Shapiro LLP, Washington, DC
Bernard T. King, Blitman & King LLP, Syracuse, NY


6:00-6:30 p.m.
Labor Law for the Employment Lawyer
W.V. Bernie Siebert, Sherman & Howard LLC, Denver, CO
Jules L. Smith, Blitman & King LLP, Rochester, NY



Thursday, January 9, 2014



7:00-7:30 a.m.
Strategic Use of Motions in Limine
Eric W. Iskra, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, Charleston, WV
J. Nelson Thomas, Thomas & Solomon LLP, Rochester, NY


7:30-8:00 a.m.
Volunteers and Unpaid Interns Under the FLSA
Ellen C. Kearns, Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP, Boston, MA
Robert A. Meister, Pedowitz & Meister LLP, New York, NY


8:00-8:30 a.m.
Noncompete/Trade Secrets – Emerging Issues
Arnold H. Pedowitz, Pedowitz & Meister LLP, New York, NY

Jörg Rehder, Schiedermair Rechtsanwält, Attorney at Law (Maryland and Minnesota), Solicitor (England and Wales), Frankfurt, Germany

Christina H. Bost Seaton, Troutman Sanders LLP, New York, NY


8:30-9:00 a.m.
Mediation – Getting from Settlement To Formal Agreement
Oyvind Wistrom, Lindner & Marsack, SC, Milwaukee, WI
Jacquelin F. Drucker, New York, NY

Louis Kushner, Rothman Gordon Foreman & Groudine, Pittsburgh, PA


4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Expert Witness Tips and Trends: Information All Practitioners Can Use

Dan Rubin, Thomson Reuters Expert Witness Services, San Francisco, CA


5:30-6:30 p.m. (1 Ethics Credit)
Plenary Session: Growing Your Practice Online: The Ethics of Online Marketing and Social Media

  • Websites: How to Ethically Build a Successful Website that Does Not Mislead or Violate your State Ethics Professional Code of Conduct. Some Common Pitfalls and Tricky Mistakes You May be Making Online
  • Blogging: What You Can and Can’t Say on Your Blog About Your Cases, Clients and Practice Areas
  • Social Media: Why You Need to Care about Social Media, but Only for a Few Minutes a Week…and How to Avoid Hot Water with the Ethics Committee When You or Someone from Your Staff is Using Social Media.
    From Discovery Issues and Candor to the Tribunal,  a Wide Range of Issues Surrounding Social Media and Your Law Practice Will be Covered
  • Online Reviews: What are the Ethics of Getting Reviews, How do you Get Reviews Removed and When are You Liable for What They Say

Jabez LeBret, Chief Innovation Officer, Get Noticed Get Found Inc., Cincinnati, OH


6:30 p.m.

Wine Reception



Friday, January 10, 2014



7:00-7:30 a.m.
Waverly D. Crenshaw, Jr., Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, PLLC, Nashville, TN
Wendi S. Lazar, Outten & Golden LLP, New York, NY


7:30–8:00 a.m.
Winning the Settlement Conference
William J. Kelly III, Kelly, Stacy & Rita LLC, Denver CO

8:00–8:30 a.m.

Judge and Magistrate Judge– What Lawyers are Missing
Sander N. Karp, Karp Neu Hanlon, PC, Glenwood Springs, CO
Honorable Wiley Young Daniel, Judge, U.S. District Court for Colorado, Denver, CO
Honorable Michael J. Watanabe, Magistrate Judge,  U.S. District Court for Colorado, Denver, CO


8:30-9:00 a.m.

International Legal Issues to be Aware Of
Wayne N. Outten, Outten & Golden LLP, New York, NY
Dr. Gerlind Wisskirchen, CMS Hasche Sigle, Cologne, Germany


 4:30-5:00 p.m.
E-mail Retention Policies: Perspectives on Retention and Spoliation
 Ty Hyderally, Hyderally & Associates PC, Montclair, NJ
Josh Fowkes, Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn, Washington, DC
5:00-5:30 p.m.
Latest on Class Actions: An Update

John M. Husband, Holland & Hart LLP, Denver, CO

Adam T. Klein, Outten & Golden LLP, New York, NY
5:30-6:00 p.m.
FLSA Update
David Borgen, Goldstein Demchak Baller Borgen & Dardarian, Oakland, CA
Timothy J. Long, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Sacramento, CA

6:00-6:30 p.m.
Whistleblower  Claims— Strategies for Plaintiff and Defense Counsel
Steven W. Suflas, Ballard Spahr LLP, Cherry Hill, NJ
Nantiya Ruan, Of Counsel, Outten & Golden LLP, New York, NY and
Assistant Professor of Legal Writing and Lawyering Professor and Director, Sturm College of Law, University of Denver, CO



Saturday, January 11, 2014



7:00-7:30 a.m.
What Plaintiff Lawyers Do that Scare Us and What We Love About Our Defense Lawyers
Brian Brum, United Parcel Service, Atlanta, GA
Niall A. Paul, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, Charleston, WV


7:30-8:00 a.m.

Immigration Law for the Employment Lawyer
Jonathan A. Grode, Green and Spiegel  LLC, Philadelphia, PA

Christopher L. Thomas, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., Denver, CO


8:00-8:30 a.m.
What You Do Differently as an Advocate in Arbitration

Barry D. Roseman, McNamara Roseman & Kazmierski LLP, Denver, CO

Jeffrey D. Patton, Spilman Thomas and Battle PLLC, Winston Salem, NC


8:30-9:00 a.m.

Drafting and Responding to Discrimination Charges

Laura Schnell, Eisenberg & Schnell LLP, New York, NY

Mark Mallery, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC, New Orleans, LA

David J. Carr, Ice Miller, LLP, Indianapolis, IN



4:30-5:00 p.m.
OSHA Theories and Defense for the Employment Lawyer

Gregory M. Sato, Kobayashi, Sugita & Goda LLP, Honolulu, HI

Daniel M. Klein, Buckley & Klein LLP, Atlanta, GA
5:00-5:30 p.m.

Predictive Coding Best Practices
Michael P. (Mike) Royal, Fisher & Phillips LLP, Dallas, TX

Marisa Warren, Pedowitz & Meister LLP, New York, NY


5:30-6:00 p.m.

ADA: Recent Developments on Reasonable Accommodations and the Interactive Process

Glenn A. Duhl, Siegel O’Connor & Beck PC, Hartford, CT

Patrick Solomon, Thomas & Solomon LLP, Rochester, NY


6:00-6:30 p.m.

Retaliation: Statutes are Making It Easier

Stacey Campbell, Littler Mendelson, P.C., Denver, CO

Julian Birnbaum, Eisenberg & Schnell LLP, New York, NY



Sunday, January 12, 2014



7:00-8:00 a.m. A Special Presentation on Employee Benefits
The Overturning of DOMA by the Supremes: “What Now My Love?”

Bynum (Bym) E. Tudor III, Founding Partner, Berry & Tudor, P.C. , Brentwood, TN


8:00-9:00 a.m.
Sunset of Provisions under the Pension Protection Act of 2006 for Multiemployer Pension Plans

Jay Egelberg, ASA, Consulting Actuary, First Actuarial Consulting, Inc., New York, NY

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