2015 Corporate Counsel Conference

2015 Corporate Counsel Conference

Jackson Lewis P.C. and L&E Global are pleased to host the 2015 Corporate Counsel Conference. CCC 2015 will focus on real-world solutions to the most pressing workplace issues facing in-house counsel. Offering up to 10 hours of CLE credit, the program will feature breakout sessions and employment law updates presented in a lively, fast-paced format. Our faculty will include Jackson Lewis attorneys, in-house counsel practitioners, and industry-experts who will share their experience and insight for managing risk and keeping organizations on-track. And, John Dean, former White House Counsel, will present a thought-provoking session titled, Lessons from Watergate: Ethical Concerns for Corporate Counsel.

Join Us at Jazz Fest! Immediately following the conclusion of the program, attendees are invited to join Jackson Lewis for the opening day of the world-renowned New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival! On Friday, April 24, Jackson Lewis will provide private bus transportation between the JW Marriott and Jazz Fest, as well as an admission ticket and refreshments at our Hospitality Tent at the Fairgrounds. The opening weekend line-up includes Jimmy Cliff, Wilco, John Legend, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, and The Who. For the full-list of artists and when they will perform, visit www.nojazzfest.com. For those CCC attendees who wish to extend their stay, the JW Marriott will offer the Conference rate on a limited number of rooms for the nights of April 24th and 25th. We hope to see you there!

L&E Global is the world’s very first international integrated legal alliance which specializes in providing counsel on cross-border labor and employment law issues. L&E Global is unique because it provides employment law counsel from countries throughout the world into a unified fee-for-all services approach to representation. L&E Global’s alliance of premier boutique law firms include sixteen international practices with over 1,600 attorneys worldwide located in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Switzerland and the United States. In 2014, L&E Global established affiliations with employment law departments of full-service firms in key jurisdictions Brazil, China and Sweden – L&E Global’s “Affiliated Members”. In addition, L&E Global has established reciprocal associated partnerships in more than 30 other important international business regions – such as those found in Argentina, Russia and the United Kingdom. By aligning their forces together, through L&E Global, these independent employment law boutiques become a single legal powerhouse for businesses working on complex cross-border labor and employment projects throughout the world. Through one point of contact – L&E Global – businesses have all the information they need to manage their workforce affairs efficiently, with trustworthy advice from labor and employment law leaders from around the world, for favorable prices.

Conference Co-Chairs:

Edward M. CherofShareholderJackson Lewis P.C.Atlanta, GAcherofe@jacksonlewis.com René E. ThorneOffice Managing ShareholderJackson Lewis P.C.New Orleans, LAthorner@jacksonlewis.com

Conference Fees
The $695 registration fee includes resource materials, meals, and participation in our Jazz Fest event. The cost for a spouse or guest to attend is an additional $500. Fees must be paid in full to reserve a place.

There is a discounted hotel rate for conference participants.
To register for this event please visit: https://www.multisoftevents.com/jlaccc15/


April 23-25, 2015
JW Marriot, New Orleans

Thursday, April 23 – 7 CLE Hours Total

Registration: 8:00 AM – 12 Noon
Early Arrival Workshops: 3 CLE Hours
8:30AM – 9:30AM; 9:30 AM – 10: 30AM; 10: 30AM – 11: 30AM

The following 60-minute workshops will be offered once or twice: (In rooms Orleans, Rosalie, St. Claude)

  1. Welcome to California: Navigating Through California Employment Laws: Samantha Hoffman
  2. “Opening Shop” Outside the United States: What You Need to Know About International Workplace Laws: John Sander + L&E Global Partners
  3. Paid Sick Leave Laws Are Here…And Expanding! Compliance Strategies for Multi-State Employers: Mike Soltis and Cynthia Fila
  4. OSHA Goes “Viral”: How to Protect Your Company from Aggressive OSHA Enforcement: Brad Hammock
  5. Quickie Elections: What Every Employer Needs to Know About the National Labor Relations Board’s Expedited Election Rules: Phil Rosen
  6. It’s Challenging to be a Government Contractor – And It’s About to Get Harder: Mickey Silberman

Welcome Luncheon & Opening General Session
1 CLE Hour (60 minutes);12 Noon – 1:30PM;(Ile de France I, II, III)

  • Welcome: Ed Cherof and René Thorne
  • Greeting from the Chairman: Vincent Cino (to discuss elimination of the billable hour, among other firm developments)
  • Panel Discussion: Mediation Strategies That Really Work: Moderator: Vincent Cino; Panelists to include In-house Counsel,
    Outside Mediator, et al.

Rapid-fire Sessions – 3 CLE Hours (180 minutes) 2:00PM – 5:30PM (include 30 minutes of breaks);(Ile de France I, II, III)

  1. The New DOL Regulations Regarding Overtime: What You Need to Know: Paul DeCamp (20 minutes)
  2. Controlling Marijuana Use in the “Legalized” Workplace Environment: Kathryn Russo (20 minutes).
  3. The Affordable Care Act Revisited: Joy Napier (20 minutes)
  4. Should Your Organization Implement a Class Action Waiver?: Samia Kirmani (20 minutes)
  5. Changes in Immigration Law By Administrative Fiat: Kevin Lashus (20 minutes)
  6. Math for Lawyers: Class Action Data Analysis: Scott Pechaitis and Stephanie Adler (20 minutes)
  7. Pregnancy in the Workplace: the EEOC Weighs-In: Frank Alvarez (20 minutes)
  8. Dealing with Gender Identity Issues: Michelle Phillips (20 minutes)
  9. Protected Concerted Activity as a New Exception to At-Will Doctrine: Mike Stief (20 minutes)

Cocktails and Dinner at Arnaud’s Restaurant; 6:00PM – 9:30 PM

Friday, April 24 – 3 CLE Hours Total

Breakfast: 7:30AM – 9:00AM

Rapid Fire Sessions: 2 CLE Hours (120 minutes) 8:30AM – 10:30AM; (Ile de France I, II, III)

  1. Diversity as a Corporate Governance Mandate: Weldon Latham and Ruthie White (20 minutes)
  2. Management Training as a Legal Imperative: Cynthia Sandoval (25 minutes)
  3. CyberSecurity and Data Breach Issues: Nicky Jatana (25 minutes)
  4. When is a Whistleblower Truly Blowing the Whistle? Rich Cino (25 minutes)
  5. Dealing with an Employee’s Unlawful Conduct: Paul Kelly ( 25 minutes)


General Session: 1 Ethics CLE Hour (60 minutes) 11:00AM – 12 Noon; (Ile de France I, II, III)

Guest Speaker: John Dean
Lessons from Watergate: Ethical Issues facing Corporate Counsel

Conference Adjourns / Depart to Jazz Fest; 12:00 Noon – 7:30PM