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Strategies and Pitfalls in Litigating FLSA Cases


Level: Advanced
Runtime: 62 minutes
Recorded Date: October 12, 2017
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Agenda

  • FLSA Basics
  • Forum and Venue
  • Discovery
  • Settlement
  • Collective Actions
  • Other Litigation Issues
  • Tips and Observations
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: October 12, 2017

Description

With the record growth of Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) cases continuing year after year, it is more important than ever for employment law litigators to keep abreast of the latest trends, strategies, and pitfalls in FLSA litigation.

In this seminar, an experienced panel of FLSA litigators featuring perspectives from the bench, the plaintiffs bar, and the defense bar, will share the latest tips and strategies to help you navigate and succeed in FLSA litigation. Faculty will discuss a variety of timely topics.

This program was recorded on October 12th, 2017.

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American Bar Association
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Panelists

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Honorable Victor A. Bolden

U.S. District Judge
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut

Judge Victor A. Bolden was sworn in as a United States District Judge on January 7, 2015. He received an A.B. degree from Columbia College in 1986 and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1989.

After graduating from law school, Judge Bolden served as a Marvin Karpatkin Fellow for one-year and then as a staff attorney for more than four years with the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation's National Legal Department. Thereafter, he became an assistant counsel with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. from 1994 to 2000. From 2000 to 2005, he joined the law firm of Wiggin and Dana in New Haven, Connecticut, and served as an associate and later counsel. From 2005 to 2009, he returned to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. to serve as its general counsel. In 2009, he was appointed the Corporation Counsel for the City of New Haven, Connecticut and served in that position until December 31, 2014.

Throughout his legal career, Judge Bolden has been active in national, state and local bar activities. He is a member of the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation leadership and the New Haven Inn of Court and President-Elect of the New Haven County Bar Association. He previously served as a member of the board of directors for numerous organizations, including the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center and the Connecticut Food Bank.

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Susan Potter Norton

Shareholder
Allen Norton & Blue

Ms. Susan Potter Norton is a shareholder at Allen, Norton & Blue, PA. She also serves as Member at Large at United Way Of Miami-Dade County Inc. 

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Molly Brooks

Partner
Outten & Golden LLP

MOLLY A. BROOKS is a partner at Outten & Golden LLP in New York. She represents employees in class action wage and hour and discrimination cases. She has extensive experience litigating in federal and state courts as well as before arbitration panels.

Ms. Brooks is the Employee Chair and Editor of the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Newsletter. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Committee and is an active member of the National Employment Lawyers Association. Ms. Brooks speaks regularly on wage and hour topics.

Ms. Brooks received her B.A. from Grinnell College and her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law.

Ms. Brooks is admitted to practice in New York, Massachusetts, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.


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