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Employment Law Seminar
Thursday, January 15, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres to follow
3.75 Illinois MCLE credit hours*
Register by Tuesday, January 13
Walk-ins will be accepted only if space allows
Do not miss this opportunity to hear from employment law experts on the ever-changing landscape of federal laws and regulations. These experts will cover trends in wage and hour litigation, use of background checks, how in-house counsel evaluate cases for settlement, and federal judges’ views on how to best present your case.
Join us as panelists from the judiciary, government, corporate, and private practice converge to discuss topics of utmost importance to employment law attorneys, employers, and employees.
Program and Faculty
Trends in Wage and Hour Litigation
Honorable Rebecca R. Pallmeyer, District Judge, Northern District of Illinois
Sari M. Alamuddin, Morgan Lewis & Bockius
Douglas M. Werman, Werman Salas P.C.
Moderator: Joseph E. Tilson, Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson
Use of Credit, Criminal and Other Background Checks
Diane I. Smason, Supervisory Trial Attorney, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Christopher J. Wilmes, Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym
Pamela Q. Devata, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Moderator: Noelle Brennan, Noelle Brennan & Associates, Ltd.
In-House Counsel: How do They Evaluate Cases for Settlement?
Donna L. Marks, Associate General Counsel, Employment/Benefits Law, NHAH
Kimberly G. Metrick, Managing Counsel/Director, Employment Law, Walgreen Co.
Carrie Garcia Palmer, Associate General Counsel, Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A.
Susan H. Rider, Vice President/Deputy General Counsel, Exelon Business Services Co.
Moderator: Alan S. King, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Judges Panel: Answers to Your Questions on How Best to Present Your Case
Honorable Amy J. St. Eve, District Judge, Northern District of Illinois
Honorable Andrea R. Wood, District Judge, Northern District of Illinois
Honorable Mary M. Rowland, Magistrate Judge, Northern District of Illinois
Moderator: Jeanah Park, Vedder Price PC
Noelle Brennan & Associates, Ltd.
Hon. Young B. Kim
Northern District of Illinois
Alan S. King
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Susan H. Rider
Exelon Business Services Co.
* FBA Chicago will be applying for accreditation for 3.75 Illinois MCLE credit hours. Continuing legal education credits for other states must be handled by individual attendees.