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Employment Law Seminar

Thursday, January 21, 2016
1:00 pm
- 5:00 pm


Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres to follow

4.0 Illinois MCLE credit hours


Join us for the FBA’s Third Annual Employment Law Seminar and hear from employment law experts on the ever-changing landscape of federal laws and regulations.

Panelists will include members from the judiciary, government, corporate and private practice. Do not miss the opportunity to mingle with panelists at the post-seminar cocktail hour.


Program and Faculty

1:00-2:00 pm

Enforcement and Litigation Priorities: EEOC, NLRB, DOL

Peter Ohr, Regional Director, Chicago, National Labor Relations Board
Diane I. Smason, Supervisory Trial Attorney, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
William Long, Assistant District Director, U.S. Department of Labor
Moderator: Douglas M. Werman, Partner, Werman Salas PC


2:00-3:00 pm

Class and Collective Action Update: Developments Under WalMart, Comcast and Tyson Foods

Honorable Rebecca R. Pallmeyer, District Judge, Northern District of Illinois
Linda Friedman, Partner, Stowell & Friedman, Ltd.
Noah A. Finkel, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Moderator: Noelle Brennan, Partner, Noelle Brennan & Associates, Ltd.


3:00-4:00 pm 

Common Mistakes in Employment Litigation: What They Are and How To Avoid Them

Honorable Matthew F. Kennelly, District Judge, Northern District of Illinois
Susan H. Rider, Vice President/Deputy General Counsel, Labor, Employment and Benefits, Exelon Corporation
Megan M. O’Malley, Partner, O’Malley and Madden PC
Joseph E. Tilson, Partner, Cozen O’Connor
Moderator: Laurie A. Holmes, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


4:00-5:00 pm

Judges Panel: Issues in Employment Litigation—Settlement, Discovery, Summary Judgment

Honorable Joan Humphrey Lefkow, District Judge, Northern District of Illinois
Honorable Gary Feinerman, District Judge, Northern District of Illinois
Honorable Maria Valdez, Magistrate Judge, Northern District of Illinois
Moderator: David Haase, Partner, Littler Mendelson


Thursday, January 21, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
191 N. Wacker Dr., Ste. 3700
Chicago, IL 60606 US


Illinois CLE Credit
Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres to follow
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