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The ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) gives new hope to disabled workers and the attorneys who represent them by overturning restrictive U.S. Supreme Court rulings and restoring the law’s original promise. In addition to providing an update on legal developments, this presentation offers practical tips to ensure workers with mental health conditions are protected by the law, strategies to deal with inevitable employer defenses, and overcoming new challenges employment litigators are confronting under the ADAAA.
Brian East Brian East graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1977. He worked at legal aid for two years, and in private practice for 14 years, before joining Disability Rights Texas (formerly known as Advocacy, Inc.), a non-profit corporation...MoreBrian East graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1977. He worked at legal aid for two years, and in private practice for 14 years, before joining Disability Rights Texas (formerly known as Advocacy, Inc.), a non-profit corporation advocating for the rights of people with disabilities. Mr. East has handled a number of disability-discrimination and disability-rights cases in state and federal court, and has written and lectured extensively on these issues. Mr. East is currently a Board Member of both the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and the Texas Employment Lawyers Association (TELA). He serves on the Legal Advocacy Subcommittee of the American Diabetes Association, and in the past has served as the Chair of NELA’s Disability Rights Committee, and on the legal committees of the National Disability Rights Network and of AIDS Services of Austin. He is the co-author and editor of the chapter on “Workers with Disabilities” in the Employee & Union Member Guide to Labor Law (Thompson/West). Mr. East was named a “SuperLawyer” by Texas Monthly magazine for 2003–2009, and he received the 2003 Excellence in Public Interest award from the Texas Law Fellowships, the 2008 Martha Arbuckle Meritorious Service Award from the Austin Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities, and the 2011 J. Chrys Dougherty Legal Services Award from the State Bar of Texas. Collapse
Julia Campins Julia Campins is a founding partner of Campins Benham-Baker, where she represents employees and plaintiffs in employment discrimination, employee benefits, and civil rights cases. Prior to forming the firm, she was an attorney with Lewis, Feinberg,...MoreJulia Campins is a founding partner of Campins Benham-Baker, where she represents employees and plaintiffs in employment discrimination, employee benefits, and civil rights cases. Prior to forming the firm, she was an attorney with Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson, P.C. from 2007 to 2012. Prior to that, Ms. Campins clerked for the Hon. Marsha S. Berzon of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and was the Equal Justice Litigation Fellow at the Impact Fund. Ms. Campins is an Executive Editor of the 5th Edition of the ABA-BNA Employment Discrimination Law treatise (5th Ed., 2013) and serves as co-editor of the ABA Section of Litigation Class Actions and Derivative Suits Newsletter. She has spoken at the NELA Annual Convention, the Impact Fund’s Strategic Conference on Employment Discrimination Class Actions, and the Bridgeport Continuing Legal Education program. Ms. Campins is the author of the “Equitable Remedies” chapter in Employment Damages and Remedies (CEB 2012), as well as chapters in a forthcoming ABA-BNA treatise on the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA). Collapse
Melissa Pierre-Louis Melissa E. Pierre-Louis is an associate at Outten & Golden LLP, where she represents employees in litigation and negotiation in all areas of employment law, including individual and class discrimination cases and wage and hour class actions. Ms....MoreMelissa E. Pierre-Louis is an associate at Outten & Golden LLP, where she represents employees in litigation and negotiation in all areas of employment law, including individual and class discrimination cases and wage and hour class actions. Ms. Pierre-Louis is Co-Chair of O&G’s Family Responsibilities and Disability Discrimination Practice Group. Before joining Outten & Golden LLP, Ms. Pierre-Louis worked as a public interest fellow at Beldock, Levine & Hoffman LLP, where she worked primarily on labor and employment matters. She has written articles on a variety of employment law-related topics. Ms. Pierre-Louis is admitted to the state bar of New York and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Collapse
June 26, 2013
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This program contains the following components:
Hot Issues Under The ADAAA - Audio
Hot Issues Under The ADAAA - PPT
Hot Issues Under The ADAAA - Handout
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