2017 Labor & Employment Conference



 

Join the Labor & Employment Section for this two-day conference where leaders in employment and labor law from around the nation will present on timely and important topics for practitioners, including EEOC and NLRB updates, sex and sexual orientation discrimination, USERRA, immigration law, and more.

You can also visit the FBA blog for engaging tax law topic discussions and more information on expected panels such as "Cutting Edge Sex Discrimination Issues: LGBT Coverage Under Title VII" and "Hot Topics in the Intersection of Immigration and Employment Law".

Agenda, CLE session and speaker information will be posted as it's confirmed... please check back soon for updated event details!


Three Ways to Register:
1) REGISTER ONLINE
2) Print the registration form and fax to 571-481-9090
3) Print the registration form and mail to Federal Bar Association, Attn: 2017 Labor & Employment Conference, PO Box 79395, Baltimore MD 21279 

 

 Early Bird
(on or before 1/27/17)

 Regular
(after 1/27/17)

FBA Sustaining Member  

 $300

$345

FBA Member

$315

$365

Nonmember

$415

$465

Section Member

$215

Government/Academic

$250 

Law Student

$90 


 
Thursday, March 9
8:00-8:45 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:45-9:00 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

  • Corie J. Tarara, Chair of the Labor & Employment Section
9:00-10:00 a.m.

Cutting Edge Sex Discrimination Issues: LGBT Coverage Under Title VII

  • Eduardo Juarez, Supervisory Trial Attorney, San Antonio Field Office, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; President, National LGBT Bar Association
10:15-11:15 a.m.

USERRA: What Matters in Protecting Our Service Members' Employment Rights

  • Paul A. Marone, Senior Investigator, Philadelphia Region, Veterans' Employment and Training Service, Department of Labor
  • Wm. Kenan Torrans, Deputy Director for Compliance Programs, Office of National Programs, Veterans' Employment and Training Service, Department of Labor

Breakout: Bankruptcy Issues for Employment Lawyers

  • Moderator: Hon. Craig A. Gargotta, Bankruptcy Judge, United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas
  • Mary Cordell, Senior Investigator and Bankruptcy Coordinator, Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Sylvan S. Lang, Jr., Attorney, Lang Law Firm
11:30-12:30 p.m.

Perspectives from the Bench: How to Argue an Effective Case

  • Moderator: Hon. Betsy Chestney, U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division
  • Hon. Henry J. Bemporad, U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division
  • Hon. David Ezra, Senior District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division
  • Hon. Mark Lane, U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division
12:30-2:00 p.m.

Keynote Luncheon

  • Commissioner Charlotte A. Burrows, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
2:00-3:00 p.m.

How to Work with In-House Employment Counsel: Tips for Both Plaintiff and Defense Attorneys

  • Moderator: Phillip M. Kitzer, Attorney, Teske Micko Katz Kitzer & Rochel, PLLP 
  • Melissa M. Heidman, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Noodles & Company
  • Brittany Mayer-Schuler, Vice President of Legal Affairs, Elior North America
  • Matt Revord, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer General Counsel and Secretary, Potbelly Sandwich Works
3:15-4:15 p.m. Hot Topics in the Intersection of Immigration and Employment Law
  • Moderator: Irene Steffas, Senior Attorney, Steffas & Associates, P.C.
  • Elizabeth (Betty) Stevens, Attorney at Law; Assistant Director, Office of Immigration Litigation, U.S. Department of Justice (ret.)
  • David A.M. Ware, Founding Partner, Ware Immigration
In collaboration with the Immigration Law Section of the FBA

Breakout: Labor Law Primer for the Employment Practitioner
  • Gregory L. Peters, Shareholder, Seaton, Peters & Revnew, P.A.
4:30-5:30 p.m. Nearly One Year In: Trends, Developments, and Tips for Navigating the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act
  • Rex L. Buxton, Associate General Counsel, Lifetouch Inc.
  • Joel P. Schroeder, Partner, Best & Flanagan LLP
5:30 p.m. Reception
Friday, March 10
8:00-8:20 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:20-8:30 a.m. Welcome Remarks
8:30-9:30 a.m. Practical Ethical Issues in Employment Litigation and Advising
  • Moderator: Corie J. Tarara, Shareholder, Seaton, Peters & Revnew P.A.
  • Edmond S. Moreland Jr., Shareholder, Moreland Law Firm, P.C.
  • Tonia Lucio, Partner, Richards Rodriguez & Skeith LLP
  • Ted Smith, Attorney, Cornell Smith Mierl & Brutocao, LLP
9:45-10:45 a.m.

Updates from the NLRB: Something for Everyone

  • José R. González-Nogueras, Partner, Jiménez, Graffam & Lausell
  • M. Kathleen McKinney, Regional Director, New Orleans Regional Office, National Labor Relations Board
11:00-12:00 p.m. Religious Discrimination in the Workplace - Elimination of Bias
  • Roula Allouch, National Board Chair, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
  • David Rivela, Senior Trial Attorney, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
12:00 p.m. Boxed Lunch Available

A discounted block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees at the Hilton Palacio Del Rio at $229/night (plus state and local taxes). The group rate is offered through the weekend, based on availability.

Reservations must be made by 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, February 17, 2017
to receive the discounted rate

Call 210-222-1400
and refer to the "FBA 2017 Labor and Employment Conference" to reserve your room. You can also reserve your room within the conference block online.



Contact Heather Gaskins if you are interested in sponsoring this conference.

Premier Sponsor


Sustaining Sponsor

 Seaton, Peters & Revnew, P.A.


Friend of the Conference

 
Date
March 9 - 10, 2017
Location
Hilton Palacio Del Rio
200 South Alamo
San Antonio, TX 78205
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