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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

1:00-2:00 pm
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

2:00-2:45 pm
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.

3:00-4:00 pm
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

4:00-5:00 pm
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



Program Co-Chairs


Noelle Brennan
Noelle Brennan & Associates, Ltd.

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Hon. Young B. Kim
Northern District of Illinois

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Alan S. King
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

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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.



Thursday, January 15, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
191 N. Wacker Dr., Ste. 3700
Chicago, IL 60606 US
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Illinois CLE Credit
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