2015 Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute

Four Nilan Johnson Lewis attorneys are speaking at The 2015 Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute on May 18 and 19, 2015. The conference covers a broad range of employment law topics. Read below for more information on their presentations. To register for the conference, visit Minnesota CLE’s website.


MONDAY, MAY 18

Managing EEOC Investigations
10:20 – 11:15 a.m.
How to efficiently conclude investigations while minimizing risk and liability.
—Stephanie A. Kent, Jane K. Kirshbaum & Loralei C. Lannan
—MODERATOR: Joseph G. Schmitt

Title VII Update
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Two experienced litigators provide a detailed analysis of recent Title VII decisions and their likely impact on Title VII litigation.
—Katherine L. Butler & Joseph G. Schmitt

TUESDAY, MAY 19

Age Discrimination Update – The Cases and Their Impact
10:20 – 11:15 a.m.
This session provides a review of the recent age discrimination cases – with a special emphasis on practice implications for both plaintiff and defense counsel.
Donald M. Lewis & Rachhana T. Srey

Ethics: Protecting Client Confidences During (and After) Investigations
10:20 – 11:15 a.m.
1.0 ethics credit applied for
Attorneys have an ethical duty to protect their clients’ privileged information. Fulfilling that duty is more complicated than ever: The changing nature of litigation – particularly with respect to internal investigations – has resulted in a significant redrawing of the boundaries of the privilege. This session discusses recent legal developments in the case law regarding when and how the privilege can be protected in the course of internal investigations, and provides tips on how to preserve the privilege.
Veena A. Iyer & Sejal D. Winkelman

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