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Significant Developments in the Workers' Rights Landscape

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 66 minutes
Recorded Date: September 27, 2017
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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Disability discrimination
  • Parental Leave policies
  • Pregnancy discrimination
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Winds of Change: Employment Discrimination Law
Runtime: 1 hour and 6 minutes
Recorded: September 27, 2017


Join us for a review of the year’s most important case law and new regulatory trends and priorities, and the state of labor and employment law under the Trump administration and U.S. Supreme Court. Issues discussed will include pay equity and the rise in compensation discrimination claims; wage & hour and employment practices liability insurance (EPLI); and reconciling guidance on harassment with protected concerted activity rights.

This program was recorded as part of ALM and Corporate Counsel's 29th Annual General Counsel Conference on September 27th, 2017.

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Jonathan Shiffman

Associate General Counsel
Ralph Lauren

Chief in-house litigation and employment lawyer, as well as head of risk management, at Ralph Lauren Corporation. Strategic, collaborative business partner with a proven track record of strengthening compliance, managing litigations and minimizing legal risk. Dedicated to providing practical legal advice that balances compliance needs, ethical obligations and business goals.

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N. Katie Manley

Vice President & Assistant General Counsel
Cantor Fitzgerald

N. Katie Manley is an Assistant General Counsel and Vice President at Cantor Fitzgerald. At Cantor Fitzgerald, Katie advises on a variety of labor and employment and related matters, including hiring, discipline, termination, onboarding, compensation, non-solicitation, non-competition, negotiating and drafting employee and independent contractor agreements, wage and hour compliance, accommodations, and workers’ compensation.

Prior to joining Cantor Fitzgerald, Katie served as the Labor and Employment Counsel for Burberry Limited’s Americas region.

Previously, Katie was an employment defense litigator in the Employment Law Department of Paul Hastings LLP. Her practice involved representing employers in all aspects of labor and employment law before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. Katie also advised and counseled employers on preventative and risk adverse management practices, including compliance with various federal, state, and local laws.

Katie received her J.D. from Duke University School of Law and her B.A. from The University of Kansas. Katie is admitted to practice in New York and Georgia.

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Richard B. Cohen

FisherBroyles, LLP.

Mr. Cohen has litigated and arbitrated complex corporate, commercial, insurance, and employment disputes for more than 35 years, and is a trusted advisor to business owners and in-house counsel both in the United States and internationally. His clients have included Fortune 100 companies, domestic and foreign commercial and investment banks, Pacific-rim corporations and real estate development companies, as well as start-up businesses throughout the United States.

Mr. Cohen has tried dozens of cases in both federal and state court, argued numerous appeals, and has conducted arbitrations and mediations before the American Arbitration Association, FINRA and other dispute resolution forums that have involved: Complex corporate and business disputes; Corporate shareholder and partnership disputes, and corporate derivative suits; Employment related matters, including discrimination, harassment, restrictive covenants and business non-competes, and trade secret and confidential business information protection; Insurance disputes; Broker-dealer and public investor stock exchange arbitrations; and Intellectual property.

Mr. Cohen created and edited his former firm’s blog, “Employment Discrimination Report,” and posted over a thousand articles. The blog received the distinguished American Bar Association “Top 100 Law Blog Award for 2014.” Mr. Cohen was also a member of the 2010 Editorial Advisory Board of Employment Law360, and had one of his blog posts published as a chapter in the university text “Employers and the Law: 2013-14 Anthology of Best Articles” – a collection of articles penned by seasoned labor and employment law attorneys. As can be seen below, Mr. Cohen is the go-to attorney for newspaper and online reporters around the globe, as well as symposium organizers, seeking interviews, comments and speaking engagements related to litigation and employment law.

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