Friday, June 28, 2019

   Wednesday | Thursday | Saturday

7:00 a.m.

Tobias 5K Run
Participants are requested to meet in the lobby of the Marriott New Orleans at 6:45 a.m.

7:30–9:00 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00–10:15 a.m.

Cutting Edge Trial And Pretrial Techniques In Employment Cases – How To Drive Your Case To Success
Moderator: Scott M. Pollins
Speakers: Dennis E. Egan, Elizabeth A. Rodgers, & Brian Sanford

10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.



Challenges And Opportunities In Litigation Of Workplace Claims Brought By Low-Wage Workers
Moderator: Professor Luz Molina
Speakers: Andrea Agee, Attorney General Keith Ellison & Erika Zucker

Employment Law 101/
Trial Advocacy

Basic Deposition-Taking Skills
Moderator/Speaker: Heather Newsom Leonard
Speakers: Lucy B. Bansal & Rebecca Peterson-Fisher

5th & 11th Circuit Law

Cutting-Edge Cases On Pregnancy Discrimination In The 5th & 11th Circuits—The Response To Young v. UPS
Speakers: Patricia Gill & Gillian Thomas

"Stay Outside Your Lane!”: Decisions Outside Of Employment Law Invaluable To Plaintiffs’ Employment Lawyers
Moderator: Dara S. Smith
Speaker: Professor Sandra Sperino

Whistleblowers Toolbox: Just What Protections Do Whistleblowers Have? A Survey Of Whistleblower Statutes
Moderator/Speaker: Julie K. Bracker
Speaker: Richard R. Renner & Jason M. Zuckerman


Restrictive Covenant Litigation And Strategy
Moderator/Speaker: Janet E. Hill
Speakers: Adam Hansen, William B. Ryan & Christopher Strianese

12:00–1:45 p.m

Annual Luncheon & Keynote Address: Dr. Mona Hannah-Attisha
Dr. Hanna-Attisha will be introduced by Rebecca L. Salawdeh

2:00–3:15 p.m.



How To Maximize The Opportunities The #MeToo Movement Presents For Us
Moderator/Speaker: Nina T. Pirrotti
Speakers: Beth Creighton & Heather Wilson

5th & 11th Circuit Law

Does The Opposition Clause Have Only Selective Application? The Use Of The Manager Rule By Defendants To Limit Retaliation Claims
Moderator: John Saxon
Speakers: Joe Gillespie & Janet Wise*

Employment Law 101

Things To Look For In Settlement Agreements
Moderator: Kelly Mulloy Myers
Speakers: David L. Lee & Susan Huhta

Pharmaceuticals And The ADA: Employer Obligations In The Face Of Rising Addiction And Dependence In The U.S.
Moderator/Speaker: Lisa B. Golan
Speakers: Brian East & Ashley Rhea

Forced Arbitration On The Ropes: A Discussion Of Small Victories In NELA And The NELA Institute’s Fight Against Forced Arbitration
Moderator: Rebecca L. Salawdeh
Speakers: Patricia A. Barasch & Jennifer Bennett

Trial Advocacy

Voir Dire In The Trump Era: Uncovering Bias Without Alienating Jurors
Moderator: James H. Kaster
Speakers: Bruce A. Fredrickson, Alicia K. Haynes & R. Scott Oswald

3:45–5:00 p.m.


5th & 11th Circuit Law

Kolstad And The Availability Of Punitive Damages In Light Of The “Higher Management Standard” In The 5th & 11th Circuits
Moderator: Deb Schwartz*
Speakers: Hal Gillespie & Nick Norris*

Making Arbitration Work For Plaintiff Employment Lawyers
Moderator: Lynne Bernabei
Speakers: Alfred G. Feliu & Marc J. Siegel

Practical ESI For Employment Discrimination Cases
Moderator/Speaker: Kira Fonteneau
Speaker: Jacob Small

Developments In Federal Sector Litigation: Adapting & Thriving In Changing Times
Moderator/Speaker: Kristin Alden
Speakers: Susan E. Jewell & Jeremy Wright

Protecting Underrepresented Workers

Sex Discrimination, Sexual Orientation, And Gender Identity
Moderator: Rob Wiley
Speakers: Amanda M. DeMatteis & Jennifer Schwartz


Significant Labor Law Developments And Their Impact On Employee Rights And Litigation
Moderator/Speaker: Kristi Graunke
Speakers: Patricia Ireland & David Seligman

7:30–11:00 p.m.

NELA’s Annual Gala Fundraiser | Jazzed For Justice

    Wednesday | Thursday | Saturday
  Program subject to change without notice.