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74th Annual NYU Conference on Labor & Employment Law

 Initiatives of the Biden Administration

June 8 and 9, 2022

with support of Resolution Economics LLC

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8 

8:45 Registration
9:15  Welcome by Prof. Samuel Estreicher (NYU School of Law) 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS  
Chair Lauren McFerran (National Labor Relations Board)
Introduction: Mark Brossman '78, LLM '81(Schulte, Roth & Zabel)


Morning Session Moderator: Alan Klinger '81 (Stroock & Stroock & Lavan)
10:00  Legislation: Implications of the Pro-Act and other proposals
Speaker: Alice Stock (Bond, Schoeneck & King)
Commentator: Walter “Terry” Meginniss '77 (Gladstein, Reif & Meginniss LLP)

10:30  Short Break

10:40  UNION DEVELOPMENTS
A. Joy Silk- Revival of the ‘Good Faith Doubt” Doctrine?
(10:40-11:15)
Speaker: Allyson Belovin (Levy Ratner)
Commentator: Prof. Samuel Estreicher (NYU School of Law)
B. Unions for Independent Contractors? (11:20-11:55)
Speaker: Mark Schneider (ret. General Counsel, Machinists Union DC)
Commentator: Steven M. Swirsky (Epstein, Becker & Green)
C.  New Unionism & Sectoral Bargaining (12:00-12:30)
A look at new methods of organization and organizing campaigns
Speaker: Jason R. Veny (Murphy Anderson)
Commentator: Howard Robbins '94 (Proskauer)

 

12:35  Lunchtime Keynote Address:
General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo (National Labor Relations Board)
Introduction: Susan Davis (Cohen, Weiss & Simon)

Afternoon Session Moderator: James Murphy (Spivak Lipton)
2:00  The New Antitrust Labor Law

A look at non-competes and merger challenges
Speaker: Prof Harry First (NYU School of Law)
Commentator: Alexander Okuliar (Morrison & Foerster)

2:40  Short Break

2:50  Issues Concerning Project Labor Agreements
Speakers: Roger King (HR Policy Association) and Paul Salvatore (Proskauer)
Commentator: Jae Chun (Friedman & Anspach)

3:30  Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives, including in the Practice of Law
Speakers:  Michael Gray (Jones Day) and Johnna Torsone (Senior Advisor to the CEO, former Chief HR Officer, Pitney Bowes)
Commentator: Deborah Marcuse (Sanford Heisler)

4:20  Concluding Remarks

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THURSDAY, JUNE 9 

8:30  Registration
9:00  Welcoming Remarks by Prof. Samuel Estreicher (NYU School of Law) 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
9:10  US Solicitor of Labor Seema Nanda (US Department of Labor)
Introduction: Mark Risk (Mark Risk, PC)

Morning Session Moderator: Pearl Zuchelwski (Kraus & Zuchelwski)
9:50 Evaluating Technology & AI
Developments in improving and monitoring algorithms for employment decisions to mitigate discrimination and foster diversity and inclusion
Speakers: Victoria Lipnic (Resolution Economics, former EEOC Chair) and Adam Klein (Outten Golden)
Commentator: Teri Wood (Jackson Lewis)

10:30  Break

10:45  The 21st Century of Work: New Considerations
A. ESG Reporting (10:45-11:15)
Speaker: Michael Delikat (Orrick)
Commentator: Matthew Bodie (St. Louis University School of Law; joining U. of Minnesota Law School)
B. Adapting Law and Policies to Hybrid and Remote Work (11:20-12:00)
Speakers: Erika Ozer '97 (CBRE) and Sharon Masling '92 (Morgan Lewis)
Commentator: Zoe Salzman '07 (Emery, Celli, Brinckerhoff, Abady & Ward)

12:15  Lunchtime Keynote Address
Commissioner Keith Sonderling (EEOC)
Introduction: Michele Fisher (Nichols Kaster)

Afternoon Session Moderator: Zachary Fasman (Fasman ADR, NYU School of Law)

1:15  Push-back on Mandatory Arbitration
FAA exceptions for sexual harassment and abuse, mass arbitrations, and state statutes
Speakers: Davida Perry (Schwartz, Heller & Perry) and Phil Berkowitz (Littler Mendelson)
Commentator: Prof. David Sherwyn (Cornell University School of Hotel Management)

2:00  Wal-Mart's Legacy
Speaker: Joseph Sellers (Cohen, Milstein, Sellers & Toll)
Commentators: Prof. Stephanie Bornstein (Levin College of Law, U. of Florida) and Paul Evans (Baker McKenzie)

2:30  Short Break

2:40 WORKPLACE PROTECTIONS
  A. Worker Protections: Safety, Conduct, & Discrimination Issues 

Workplace health and safety in the post-pandemic era (2:40-3:10)
Speaker: Craig Leen (K&L Gates)
Commentator: Troy Kessler (Kessler Matura)
B. New Anti-Retaliation & Whistleblower Protections (3:15-3:45)
A look at recent changes to New York’s whistleblower laws, as well as to the federal Anti-Money Laundering Act,
and the relatively new Criminal Anti-Trust Anti-Retaliation Act.
Speakers: Tracy High & Jacob Singer (Sullivan & Cromwell) and Jon Ben-Asher '80 (Ritz-Clark & Ben-Asher)

3:50  Professional Responsibility Issues in the Practice of Employment Law
Speakers: Michele Coyne '95 (Kauff, McGuire & Margolis), Cara Greene (Outten & Golden)
and Robert Szyba (Seyfarth Shaw)

4:40  Concluding Remarks
Prof. Samuel Estreicher (NYU School of  Law)

 


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