2019 Employment Law Institute Program & Schedule
NOTE: The institute will begin at 9, not 8 30 as posted in the program book.
The Employment Law Institute is a space for the leading legal minds involved with labor and employment law, as it pertains to the LGBTQ+ community, to share ideas and network. To create an environment that encourages the free flow of information, registration is limited. The meeting will be closed and the proceedings will not be recorded. To help guarantee that the level of discourse remains elevated, and to ensure that all participants are able to contribute meaningfully to the conversation, we are asking that interested parties submit their information on the application when available.
2019’s ELI will continue to focus on labor and employment issues facing the LGBTQ community, and will have two programming components. The first will be a Keynote Panel, featuring leading voices from the LGBTQ employment bar speaking on recent legal developments. The speakers will be confirmed soon, and have been invited from Lambda Legal, the New York City Commission on Human Rights, NBC Universal, and Seyfarth Shaw.
The second component will follow the highly successful model of last year’s ELI, and again feature an “Unconference” approach, where labor and employment attorneys from across the practice spectrum — plaintiff/employee, defense/employer, government, and non-profit — will participate in facilitated discussion about pressing substantive and procedural topics. The Unconference approach provides a unique opportunity for attorneys to share perspectives and ideas, all aimed toward promoting inclusive workplaces and decreasing employment discrimination against LGBTQ people.
The Employment Law Institute is open to experienced and new practitioners. For approved applicants, the cost to attend the Employment Law Institute is included in the registration fee for the Annual Conference.
|9:00 AM - 9:10 AM||Welcome and Introductions (Michael Stevens, Seyfarth Shaw)||Room 414 and 415|
|9:10 AM - 10:25 AM||Keynote Panel: LGBTQ Employment Law in 2019 and Beyond (Jeffery Brockmann, U.S. Bank; Carmelyn Malalis, New York City Commission on Human Rights; Ria Tabacco Mar, ACLU; Moderated by Lisa Damon, Seyfarth Shaw)||Room 414 and 415|
|10:25 AM - 10:40 AM AM||Networking Break||Room 414 and 415|
|10:40 AM - 11:20 AM||"Unconference" Breakouts|
Breakout 1: Employee/Plaintiff/Government (facilitated by Eduardo Juarez, EEOC; Greg Nevins, Lambda Legal)
Breakout 2: Employer/Defense/Management (facilitated by Don Davis, Mintz; Mike Jackson, Target)
|Breakout 1: Rooms 414 and 415
Breakout 2: Room 410
|11:20 AM - 12:00 PM||Joint Discussion||Room 414 and 415|
|12:00 PM - 12:20 PM||Concluding Thoughts||Room 414 and 415|