Tuesday, October 25, 2016

October 25: Web - Employment Claims and the Art of Mediation #MCLE

Employment disputes can disrupt business, cost a considerable sum to defend and damage the corporate reputation. They’re no picnic for employees and former employees, either. Often the quickest, most beneficial resolution for all parties involved in employment claims comes through mediation.
This 95-minute CLE-eligible program will benefit in-house, private and government attorneys operating in the realm of employment law. Get a 360-degree view from experts who work on multiple sides of these unique disputes—management, in-house, plaintiff and mediator. Learn about:
• Deciding whether or not to mediate
• Selecting a mediator
• Pre-mediation preparation
• Joint opening sessions
• The numbers
• Managing the parties and the mediator
• Non-monetary terms
• Confidentiality agreements
Title:
Employment Claims and the Art of Mediation
When/Where:
October 25, 2016
2 – 3:35 P.M. ET
Credit:
CLE is approved or in the process of approval for the mandatory CLE states listed below for 90 minutes of CLE credit. The type of credit allowed will be determined by the state governing MCLE Board. - Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico†, New York†, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Speakers:
  • Dina R. Jansenson, Esq. has over twenty-five years of experience mediating and arbitrating a wide variety of matters including complex business/commercial, employment, construction, franchise, professional liability, and intellectual property disputes with domestic and international parties. She brings a broad base of substantive knowledge, as well as a deep understanding of the litigation challenges facing parties in the event of impasse, to help parties analyze their complex legal and business issues, engage in risk assessment, and develop creative business solutions. As an arbitrator, Ms. Jansenson is known for her ability to effectively manage the process, and for her reasoned awards. Ms. Jansenson is an elected (past) fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Recognized as an expert in the field of alternative dispute resolution, she is a frequent speaker for corporations, universities, and organizations in the United States and abroad. Ms. Jansenson speaks fluent Spanish and Hebrew, and has conducted mediations in these languages on request.
  • Michael Kreitman has extensive experience in all aspects of employment law, commercial litigation, and mediation/ADR, having worked in private practice for a number of years and currently as in-house counsel for Macy' s Inc. His law practice includes the following: counseling human resources management on such issues as individual and group terminations, reorganizations, wage and hour compliance, internal investigations, policy development and implementation, and EEO and leave laws, (2) developing and conducting in-person and web-based training on employment law, human resources best practices and employee relations, (3) executive coaching related to employment law obligations and impactful management, and (4) handling administrative matters before the DOL, EEOC and state and local fair employment practices agencies as well as employment litigation pending in state and federal court and before the American Arbitration Association. He frequently utilizes mediation for dispute resolution and is on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York Pro Bono panel of mediators.
  • Miriam F. Clark has practiced labor and employment law for more than 25 years, and has handled dozens of employment-related cases in federal and state courts, arbitration agencies and before federal and state administrative agencies. She negotiates severance agreements and employment contracts, and counsels employees on a variety of employment-related legal issues. She also provides independent investigation and mediation services in connection with complaints of discrimination and/or harassment and serves as a voluntary, court-appointed mediator for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She advises non-profit organizations on employment-related issues.
  • Todd H. Girshon is a Principal in the New York City, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. For over 20 years, he has devoted his entire professional career to practicing workplace law at Jackson Lewis. Since joining the firm's New York City office, Mr. Girshon has specialized in employment law litigation. In this capacity, he has represented employers in jury and bench trials, appeals, arbitrations and other proceedings before various federal, state and local government agencies, arbitrators and courts throughout the country. He has successfully handled a diverse range of individual and class/collective actions alleging discrimination, retaliation, harassment, whistle blower, failure to pay compensation and employee benefits, wrongful termination, breach of contract, tort and other employment-related claims.

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