5th Annual Employment Law Institute
(Networking Luncheon Included)

Friday, March 8, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Program Co-Chairs:
Evandro C. Gigante
Proskauer Rose LLP
Katherine A. Greenberg
Assistant Commissioner
Public-Initiated Cases
NYC Commission on Human Rights
Erin Lloyd
Lloyd Patel LLP

  • This institute will examine recent trends, developments, and cutting-edge issues in employment law.  Topics to be discussed include legislative and litigation updates on sexual harassment law; litigating wrongful termination claims; mandatory arbitration; pay equity; defining “employees” for purposes of wage and hour law; accommodations and the cooperative dialogue; hot topics in executive compensation and severance agreements; and ethics for employment lawyers.  The panels will include in-house counsel for New York employers, representatives from governmental agencies, and top practitioners from both the plaintiffs’ and defense bar.

    Live Program: $399 for Members | $499 for Nonmembers
    In House Counsel: $299 for Members | $399 for Nonmembers
    Small Law Firm: $249 for Members

  • Steven Arenson
    Arenson Dittmar & Karban
    Keji Ayorinde
    Facebook, Inc.
    Stuthi Balaji
    NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
    Christopher D. Belelieu
    Boies Schiller Flexner LLP
    Rebecca Berkebile
    Assistant General Counsel
    Mount Sinai Health System
    Marc E. Bernstein
    Paul Hastings LLP
    Rod Biermann
    Offit Kurman
    Tanya N. Blocker
    Association of Black Women Attorneys
    Crystal Cho
    Head of Global Employee Relations
    National Basketball Association
    Anne L. Clark
    Vladeck, Raskin & Clark, P.C.
    Randi Cohen
    The Law Office of Randi M. Cohen
    Ezra Cukor
    NYC Commission on Human Rights
    John W. Egan
    Seyfarth Shaw LLP
    Eric Eingold
    Youth Represent
    Michael Feierman
    Columbia University Teachers College
    Richard B. Friedman
    Richard Friedman PLLC
    Grace Fu
    EVP/Human Resources. General Counsel & Secretary
    Barneys New York
    Mark J. Goldberg
    Loeb & Loeb LLP
    Chaya Gourarie
    Joseph & Norinsberg, LLC
    Chaya Gourarie
    Joseph & Norinsberg, LLC
    James E. Gregory
    Partner, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
    Lowenstein Sandler LLP
    Glenn Grindlinger
    Fox Rothschild
    Brian Heller
    Schwartz, Perry & Heller LLP
    Tracy Richelle High
    Sullivan & Cromwell
    Mary Beth Hogan
    Co-Chair Litigation Department
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Robert Holtzman
    Partner, Co-chair, Executive Compensation
    Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
    Mariyam Hussain
    Law Offices of Christopher Q. Davis
    Jeremiah Iadevaia
    Vladeck, Raskin & Clark, P.C.
    Julia M. Jordan
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
    Veronica S. Jung
    Veronica S. Jung PLLC
    Arthur H. Kohn
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
    Patrick Lamparello
    Proskauer Rose LLP
    Brian Levine
    Workforce Strategy and Analytics
    Katharine J. Liao
    Squire Patton Boggs
    Valdi Licul
    Vladeck, Raskin & Clark, P.C
    Brent Pelton
    Pelton Graham LLC
    Jeffrey D. Pollack
    Mintz & Gold LLP
    Lauri F. Rasnick
    Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
    Jill L. Rosenberg
    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
    Louis G. Santangelo
    Senior Counsel, Employment Law
    Sociate Generale – Americas
    Erica Schohn
    Partner, Executive Compensation and Benefits
    Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
    Melissa Lardo Stewart
    Outten & Golden
    George B. Schwab
    Kraus & Zuchlewski LLP
    Andrea K. Wahlquist
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

  • 9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Introduction & Program Overview
    Evandro C. Gigante, Katherine Greenberg & Erin Lloyd
    9:15 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. Track 1A:
    Legal Issues Arising in the Hiring Process
    Lead Panelist: Mark J. Goldberg
    Panelists: Valdi Licul & Eric Eingold
    Track 1B:
    Mandatory Arbitration: Cage Match
    Lead Panelist: Randi Cohen
    Panelists: Brian Heller & Patrick Lamparello
    10:05 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. Break
    10:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Track 2A:
    Risky Business: Tackling the Toughest Questions in Employee Terminations
    A Fireside Chat to Share Tips & Views from Retail/Fashion, Academia, Health Care & Sports
    Lead Panelist: Veronica S. Jung
    Panelists: Rebecca Berkebile, Crystal Cho, Michael Feierman & Grace Fu
    Track 2B:
    Litigating Wrongful Termination Claims
    Lead Panelist: Evandro Gigante
    Panelists: Chris Belelieu, Marc Bernstein,
    George B. Schwab, Katherine Liao & Lauri Rasnick
    11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Break
    11:10 a.m.  – 12:25 p.m. Track 3A:
    Navigating Employment Classification Issues: Tips from the Pros
    Lead Panelist: Jeffrey D. Pollack
    Panelists: Glenn Grindlinger, Brent Pelton &
    Chaya Gourarie
    Track 3B:
    An Overview of Pay Equity Issues
    Lead Panelist: Jill Rosenberg
    Panelists: Keji Ayorinde, Brian Levine & Melissa Stewart
    12:25 p.m. – 1:25 p.m. Networking Lunch
    1:25 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. Plenary Session:New Strategies in Sexual Harassment Investigations and Litigation
    Lead Panelist: Richard B. Friedman
    Panelists: Ezra Cukor,Tracy Richelle High,
    Mary Beth Hogan, Robert Holtzman, & Steve Arenson
    2:40 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. Break
    2:50 p.m. – 4:05 p.m. Track 4A:
    Workplace Accommodations and the Cooperative Dialogue
    Lead Panelist: John Egan
    Panelists: Stuthi Balaji, Tanya N. Blocker, Mariyam Hussain & Katherine Greenberg
    Track 4B:
    Critical Issues in Executive Compensation
    and Severance Agreements
    Lead Panelist: Rod Biermann
    Panelists: James E. Gregory, Arthur H. Kohn, Erica Schohn &
    Andrea K. Wahlquist
    4:05 p.m.– 4:10 p.m. Break
    4:10 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Ethics Concerns in Employment Litigation
    Lead Panelist: Jeremiah Iadevaia
    Panelists: Julia M. Jordan & Louis G. Santangelo

  • CLE Credit
    New York:
    9.0 Total*
    New Jersey:
     9.3 Total*
     9.0 Total*
     7.5 Total*

    *(credit breakdown TBD depending on sessions attended)

  • This program has been generously sponsored by:

    Platinum Sponsors:
    Gold Sponsors:
    Silver Sponsor:

    Sponsoring Association Committees:
    Labor & Employment Law | Katherine A. Greenberg, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Manager, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 | aavila@nycbar.org