Employment Law Institute

Friday, March 1, 2024 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
(Networking Luncheon, 12:25 pm -1:25 pm/Reception, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm)


Format: In-Person

Program Co-Chair: Program Co-Chair:

Regina E. Faul
Phillips Nizer LLP

Shawn Matthew Clark
Littler Mendelson P.C.

  • This updated annual seminar is intended for attorneys who represent cooperatives and condominiums and, in particular, those who serve as directors on cooperative and condominium boards. Presentations will be provided on important topics relating to current governance issues.

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

  • Tahnee S. Baker
    FanDuel Group

    Evan A. Belosa
    McDermott Will & Emery LLP

    Stephen Bergstein
    Bergstein & Ullrich

    Jonathan Blumenstein
    Charles River Associates

    Celine J. Chan
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

    Randi M. Cohen
    Kalmanson Cohen PLLC

    Sonica R. Dixon
    Medisys Health Network, Inc.

    Hon. James C. Francis IV (Ret.)
    Mediator, Arbitrator, Referee/Special Master, Hearing Officer

    Lisa I. Fried-Grodin
    Fried-Grodin Employment Law LLC

    Richard B. Friedman
    Richard Friedman PLLC

    Noah J. Hanft
    AcumenADR LLC

    Gerald T. Hathaway
    Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

    Hon. Ronald J. Hedges (Ret.)
    Ronald J. Hedges LLC

    David H. Herrington
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

    Tracy Richelle High
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

    Marissa J. Holob
    Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

    Julia M. Jordan
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

    Joni H. Kletter
    Kamanson Cohen PLLC

    Jody Klipple
    Director of Research & Policy and Collective Bargaining Departments
    Service Employees International Union Local 721

    Jason B. Levin
    Jackson Lewis P.C.

    David Lopez
    University Professor of Law, Professor Alfred Slocum Scholar, and Co-Dean Emeritus
    Rutgers Law School

    Brittani McDonald
    Senior Counsel, Labor & Employment
    Diageo North America, Inc

    Jeannine M. McSweeney
    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

    Harris M. Mufson
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

    Michael Paglialonga
    Littler Mendelson, P.C.

    Louis Pechman
    Pechman Law Group

    Christopher M. Repole
    Jackson Lewis, P.C.

    Carolyn B. Rincon
    Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.

    Evan J. Spelfogel
    Phillips Nizer

    Damion K.L. Stodola
    General Counsel
    New York City Commission on Human Rights

    David B. Teigman
    Proskauer Rose LLP

    Marc R. Trevino
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

  • 9:00 am – 9:15 am
    Welcome, Introduction & Program Overview
    Shawn Matthew Clark, Regina E. Faul & Tracey Salmon-Smith

    9:15 am – 10:05 am
    Track 1A: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & the Risk of “Reverse” Discrimination
    Tracy Richelle High, David Lopez, Brittani McDonald & Lou Pechman
    Track 1B: Political Speech in the Workplace in an Election Year
    Joni H. Kletter & Michael Paglialonga

    10:05 am – 10:10 am

    10:10 am – 11:00 am
    Track 2A: Labor Law & Union Relations: Overview of the National Labor Relations Act & Current Trends in Union Organizing & Collective Bargaining
    Sonica R. Dixon, Jody L. Klipple & Christopher M. Repole
    Track 2B: Developments in Employment Law: Analysis of Recent Supreme Court & Circuit Court Decisions
    Stephen Bergstein, Hon. James “Jay” C. Francis IV (Ret.), & Evan J. Spelfogel

    11:00 am – 11:10 am

    11:10 am – 12:25 pm
    Track 3A: Strategies for Effective Pre-Litigation Dispute Resolution
    Panel Leader: Noah J. Hanft Panelist: Randi M. Cohen
    Track 3B: New Developments in Restrictive Covenants in Light of the FTC’s & New York’s Proposed Bans on Non-Competes
    Panel Leader: Richard B. Friedman
    Panelists: Celine J. Chan, David H. Herrington, Julia M. Jordan, Jason B. Levin & Harris M. Mufson

    12:25 pm – 1:25 pm
    Networking Lunch

    1:25  pm – 2:40 pm
    Plenary Session: Tomorrow’s Workplace: Navigating Emerging Technology & Employment Law
    Panel Leader: Gerald T. Hathaway
    Panelists: Jonathan Blumenstein & Regina E. Faul

    2:40 pm – 2:50 pm

    2:50 pm – 4:05 pm
    Track 4A: Critical Issues in Executive Compensation
    Panel Leader: Richard B. Friedman
    Panelists: Evan A. Belosa, Marissa J. Holob, Jeannine M. McSweeney, David B. Teigman & Marc R. Trevino
    Track 4B: Navigating the Changing Landscape of Workplace Policies – Updates on Key Employment Handbooks, Policies, & Agreements
    Panel Leader: Shawn Matthew Clark
    Panelists: Tahnee S. Baker, Lisa I. Fried-Grodin, Carolyn B. Rincon & Damion K.L. Stodola

    4:05 pm – 4:10 pm

    4:10 pm – 5:00 pm
    Securing Tomorrow’s Workplace: Navigating the Intersection of Privacy, AI & Ethics
    Hon. Ronald J. Hedges (Ret.)

    5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Networking Reception

  • New York:  7.5 Total
    New Jersey: 6.5 General; 1.0 Ethics
    California: 6.5 General; 1.0 Ethics
    Pennsylvania: 5.5 General; 0.5 Professional Practice

  • Thank you to our sponsor.

    Platinum Sponsors:

    Silver Sponsor:

    Sponsoring Association Committee:
    Labor & Employment, Tracey Salmon-Smith, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Yelena Balashchenko, Manager, Business Development & Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 | ybalashchenko@nycbar.org