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The 2018 Annual Convention will close with Professor Schnapper and Mr. Seymour discussing the employment cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court during its 2017–2018 term, key rulings from the federal circuit courts of appeals, significant legislative and state law developments, as well as emerging issues in plaintiffs’ employment law.
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Prof. Eric Schnapper Professor - University of Washington Law School Professor Schnapper joined the University of Washington Law School faculty in 1995 and teaches Civil Rights, Civil Procedure, and Employment Discrimination. He served for twenty-five years as an assistant counsel to the NAACP Legal Defense and...MoreProfessor Schnapper joined the University of Washington Law School faculty in 1995 and teaches Civil Rights, Civil Procedure, and Employment Discrimination. He served for twenty-five years as an assistant counsel to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., specializing in appellate litigation and legislative activities. In 2010-11 Professor Schnapper argued three U.S. Supreme Court cases: Staub v. Proctor Hospital, Thompson v. North American Stainless, and Borough of Duryea, Pennsylvania v. Guarnieri. In addition, he has handled more than eighty Supreme Court cases, including Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway v. White (2006) and Ash v. Tyson Foods, Inc. (2006), Kolstad v. ADA (1999), Bogan v. Scott-Harris (1998), Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Oil (1998), Faragher v. Boca Raton (1998), and Burlington Industries v. Ellerth (1998). Professor Schnapper’s articles on constitutional law and civil rights have appeared in law reviews published by Harvard, Columbia, Virginia, Stanford, and other law schools. He was the recipient of a Marshall Scholarship for study at Oxford University in 1963-65, served as articles editor of the Yale Law Journal, and clerked for the California Supreme Court. Collapse
Richard T. Seymour Richard T. Seymour of the Law Office of Richard T. Seymour, P.L.L.C. in Washington, D.C., is a noted raconteur and man about town. He represents both individuals and classes in litigation, mediates, arbitrates, and negotiates agreements for...MoreRichard T. Seymour of the Law Office of Richard T. Seymour, P.L.L.C. in Washington, D.C., is a noted raconteur and man about town. He represents both individuals and classes in litigation, mediates, arbitrates, and negotiates agreements for executives, professionals, and other individuals. The first line of his office’s mantra is: “We represent the dispossessed of the earth, and executives recently shown the door.” The second line is: “When the ruthless become mindless, call me.” He has held many leadership positions, including as Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment Law, from August 2011 to August 2012, a Fellow and former Governor of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, and a Past Chair of the Employment Rights Section of the American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA). He was a member of the drafting committee of the Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights with respect to the Civil Rights Act of 1991. On March 9, 2007, the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association honored him as “Lawyer of the Year” for 2007. Originally with Barbara Berish Brown and later with John Aslin, he has written fifteen editions of EQUAL EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE (BNA), published by the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law. His articles include Pursuing Punitive Damages in Job Bias Cases, TRIAL (July 2002); The Shrinking Door to Discovery, TRIAL (May 2001), and 16 Summary Judgment Commandments, TRIAL (Dec. 2000). Collapse
Matthew C. Koski Program Director - NELA Matthew C. (Matt) Koski is the Program Director for NELA and The Institute. Mr. Koski re-joined NELA and The Institute in 2015, after spending two years as a contract attorney for two plaintiffs-side employment law firms, during which time he also...MoreMatthew C. (Matt) Koski is the Program Director for NELA and The Institute. Mr. Koski re-joined NELA and The Institute in 2015, after spending two years as a contract attorney for two plaintiffs-side employment law firms, during which time he also authored a U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief in support of certiorari on behalf of NELA in Graves v. Deutsche Bank Securities. From 2010-2013, Mr. Koski served as The Institute’s first Paul H. Tobias (PHT) Attorney Fellow, and as a NELA Staff Attorney. Mr. Koski received his B.A. from the University of California, Davis and his J.D. with distinction from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he was a member of the Roger Traynor Honor Society and the Articles Editor for the McGeorge Global Business and Development Law Journal. Collapse
June 30, 2018
Program Titles and Supporting Materials
This program contains the following components:
The Year In Review: Significant Developments In Employment Law - Audio
The Year In Review: Significant Developments In Employment Law - Paper
How To Attend
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Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions.
Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing
all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.