American Conference Institute's 6th Annual Forum on Defending and Managing

Employment Discrimination Litigation

Expert Strategies for Leading Litigators and In-House Counsel

Thursday, July 31 to Friday, August 01, 2014
The Carlton Hotel, New York, NY

The premier employment discrimination litigation conference returns for its sixth year, with more in-house counsel client presence and top federal and state jurists who are actively involved in these cases. 

The volume of employment discrimination litigation remains on the rise in 2014 as the changes to employment legislation and employment rights & responsibilities continue to be both extensive and significant.  In light of the presently growing compensation culture, the increased number of displaced employees in the current economy, the recent tendency for employees to be more aware of their rights than ever before, and increased policy targeting by the EEOC, it is obvious that employers and their counsel today cannot afford to be anything less than vigilant.

In response, American Conference Institute is proud to introduce its 6th National Forum on Employment Discrimination Litigation.  This conference will provide you with an unparalleled opportunity to convene with expert in-house counsel from American Airlines, Advance Auto Parts,Aetna, Bank of America, CenterPoint Energy, ConvaTec, Covidien, DirecTV Group, Dow Jones, DuPont Nutrition & Health, Honda, Marsh & McLennan, Nissan, Paychex, RBC, Ryder System Inc., Union Bank and more, as well as a faculty of renowned federal and state judges, and leading outside counsel from around the nation, who will provide you with expert advice, insider strategies, and comprehensive updates on:

  • Latest developments in class actions: Update on class certification of Title VII and other discrimination claims post-Dukes, and the enforceability of class action waivers in arbitration agreements
  • Disability, leaves of absence and new ADA litigation trends: Examining who qualifies as disabled, what accommodations qualify as reasonable, and lessons learned for litigating leave claims
  • Disparate impact claims based on background checks, online job applications and other barriers in recruitment and hiring
  • Retaliation in employment law update: Overcoming the challenges of defending retaliation claims, and the latest developments in Dodd-Frank whistleblower suits 
  • Views from the Plaintiffs’ Bar: Adapting your strategies to new and innovative techniques and tactics
  • Social media and employment law: Best practices for managing and defending against claims of unfair company social media policy
  • The present and future of sexual orientation and transgender discrimination claims
  • Spotlight on recent surge in religious discrimination claims
  • Medical marijuana in the workplace: Defending and managing claims associated with increased legalization
  • Update on age discrimination litigation trends (including class action developments) and practical solutions for overcoming the most common challenges employers are now facing in the age context
  • Economic damages and statistical issues in employment discrimination cases