NYU Center for Labor and Employment Law
Cosponsored with Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations &
St. John’s University School of Law)
All sessions, other than the opening reception on Wednesday, June 2, 2010, will be held
in Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South, New York City.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 7:30-10:00 p.m.
Reception in Honor of the 75th Anniversary of the National Labor Relations Act
Welcome: Esta R. Bigler, Esq. (Director of Labor & Employment Law Programs, Cornell ILR),
Prof. Samuel Estreicher (NYU Law) and Prof. David L. Gregory (St. John’s Law)
Opening Remarks: Hon. Wilma Liebman, Chair, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
Location: St. John’s University
101 Murray Street
Registration is required for this Reception. For those registered for the NYU Conference,
there is no additional charge for the Reception. For those not attending the conference, registration for the Reception is $50.
For further information or to RSVP for the Reception, please contact Ms. Eyenit Moore
at (718) 990-1850 or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 26, 2010.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
|8:00-8:20 a.m.||Registration; Breakfast Reception|
|8:20 a.m.||Welcome: Esta R. Bigler, Esq. (Director of Labor & Employment Law Programs, Cornell ILR), Prof. Samuel Estreicher (NYU Law) and Prof. David L. Gregory (St. John’s Law)|
|8:30-9:00 a.m.||Part One. Keynote Address
Hon. Wilma Liebman (Chairman, NLRB)
|9:15-10:45 a.m.||Part Two. Making Your Case before the NLRB General Counsel|
|Moderator: Frederick Braid (Holland & Knight)|
|1. Class Arbitration Waivers and Section 7 Rights|
Presiding: Dean Alex Acosta (Florida Intl. Univ., former Member, NLRB)
|2. Seeking § 10(j) Relief|
|Presiding: J. Michael Lightner (Regional Director, Region 22, NLRB)
Presenters: Louis DiLorenzo (Bond, Schoeneck & King)
Ronald Shechtman (Pryor Cashman)
|11:00-11:45 a.m.||Part Three. General Counsel Meisburg: A Retrospective|
|Introduction: Alvin P. Blyer (Regional Director, Region 29, NLRB)
Hon. Ronald Meisburg (General Counsel, NLRB)
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
|Part Four. Being a Pro-Active In-House Counsel|
|Moderator: Meryl Kaynard (formerly, JPMorgan Chase)|
Presenters: Charles (Chip) W. Fournier (NBC Universal)
|1. Employment Arbitration Clauses
2. Diversity Policies and RIF Audits After Ricci v. DeStefano
|1:00-2:15 p.m.||Part Five. Luncheon Address|
|Introduction: Hon. Celeste Mattina (Regional Director, Region 2, NLRB)
Speaker: Hon. Craig Becker (Member, NLRB)
|2:30-4:30 p.m.||Part Six. Litigating a Trade Secrets Case|
Moderator: Robert Whitman (Seyfarth)
Friday, June 4, 2010
|8:30-9:30 a.m.||Part Seven. Dealing with the EEOC|
|Enhancing the Employer-Employee Dialogue: The EEOC’s Technical Assistance and Mediation Programs|
|Introduction: Prof. David L. Gregory (St. John’s Law)
Speaker: Hon. Chai Feldblum (Commissioner, EEOC)
|9:30-11:00 a.m.||Part Eight. Contesting Class Certification|
|Moderator: Robert Herbst (Giskan Solotaroff)
Presiding: Hon. Kathleen Roberts (JAMS, former Magistrate Judge, SDNY)
Presenters: Zachary Fasman (Paul Hastings)
Adam Klein (Outten & Golden)
|11:15 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.||Part Nine. Dealing with an OFCCP Audit|
Moderator: Dir. Esta R. Bigler (Cornell ILR)
|12:30-2:00 p.m.||Part Ten. Luncheon Address|
|Introduction: Dean Richard Revesz (NYU Law)
Speaker: Hon. M. Patricia Smith (Solicitor, U.S. Dept. of Labor)
|2:30-4:30 p.m.||Part Eleven. Ethical Issues for In-House Counsel|
Moderator: Pearl Zuchlewski (Kraus & Zuchlewski)
The Conference registration form is available here. Please complete the form and mail, e-mail or fax it together with payment as indicated on the form.
The registration fee includes written materials for the day(s) registered; lunch and continental breakfast; admission to the Reception on Wednesday evening, June 2, in Honor of the 75th Anniversary of the National Labor Relations Act; and the Conference Reception from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 3.
The general registration fee for the Conference is $700 per person (or $350 to attend one day only); two or more persons from the same organization may register for $500 each for both days.
A special registration fee of $200 per day is available for government employees and employees of public interest organizations and labor unions.
A total of 16 hours of New York State Continuing Legal Education credits, including two hours of Ethics/Professionalism credit, are available.