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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
Enforcement and Litigation Priorities: EEOC, NLRB, DOL
Peter Ohr, Regional Director, Chicago, National Labor Relations BoardDiane I. Smason, Supervisory Trial Attorney, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity CommissionWilliam Long, Assistant District Director, U.S. Department of LaborModerator: Douglas M. Werman, Partner, Werman Salas PC
Class and Collective Action Update: Developments Under WalMart, Comcast and Tyson Foods
Honorable Rebecca R. Pallmeyer, District Judge, Northern District of IllinoisLinda Friedman, Partner, Stowell & Friedman, Ltd.Noah A. Finkel, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLPModerator: Noelle Brennan, Partner, Noelle Brennan & Associates, Ltd.
Common Mistakes in Employment Litigation: What They Are and How To Avoid Them
Honorable Matthew F. Kennelly, District Judge, Northern District of IllinoisSusan H. Rider, Vice President/Deputy General Counsel, Labor, Employment and Benefits, Exelon CorporationMegan M. O’Malley, Partner, O’Malley and Madden PCJoseph E. Tilson, Partner, Cozen O’ConnorModerator: Laurie A. Holmes, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Judges Panel: Issues in Employment Litigation—Settlement, Discovery, Summary Judgment
Honorable Joan Humphrey Lefkow, District Judge, Northern District of IllinoisHonorable Gary Feinerman, District Judge, Northern District of IllinoisHonorable Maria Valdez, Magistrate Judge, Northern District of IllinoisModerator: David Haase, Partner, Littler Mendelson