Epic Systems vs. #MeToo: What Now? Program and Networking Event

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Proskauer Rose, Eleven Times Square (Eighth Avenue & 41st Street), New York, NY 10036


 CPR’s Employment Disputes Committee presents

Epic Systems v. #MeToo: What Now?

a program and networking event 


Tuesday, July 24, 2018


Employment Disputes Committee Meeting*: 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Registration: 3:30 – 4:00 pm

Program: 4:00 – 6:30 pm

Followed by a Networking Cocktail Reception


Proskauer Rose, Eleven Times Square (Eighth Avenue & 41st Street), New York 

How should companies handle employment disputes post Epic Systems? This program, which will be of interest to in-house counsel, outside counsel, human resource professionals, neutrals, academics and the general public, will explore options for corporate employment programs in the wake of #MeToo and implications of the Supreme Court’s recent decision. On the one hand, the Supreme Court has reaffirmed the use of mandatory arbitration clauses with class action waivers; on the other, #MeToo has spurred a public backlash and burgeoning federal and state laws take aim at mandatory arbitration. Leading in-house counsel, corporate defense attorneys, counsel from the plaintiffs’ bar and noted academics will discuss the Epic Systems decision, the advantages and disadvantages of mandatory arbitration for employment disputes, including the use of opt-in and opt-out clauses, considerations when carving particular claims out of employment programs, as Microsoft, Uber and Lyft have done, and what makes a successful employment program in light of new, competing priorities.  The program will be followed by a networking cocktail reception.  A meeting of CPR's Employment Disputes Committee will precede this event.


Speakers Include:

Lisa J. Banks | Partner | Katz, Marshall & Banks LLP

Sarah E. Bouchard | Partner | Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Peter J. Cahill | Executive Director, Associate General Counsel | Ernst & Young LLP

Diane Dann | Senior Vice President, Employment Law | Mastercard

Noah J. Hanft | CEO and President | CPR

Mark Kantor | Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center | Independent Arbitrator and Mediator | CPR Distinguished Neutral

Kathleen McKenna | Partner | Proskauer Rose LLP


Program and Networking Reception - Open to the Public
Employment Disputes Committee Meeting – *CPR Members Only 


To register, email Zoe Chanin at zchanin@cpradr.org and indicate if you will be attending the committee meeting, program or both.


This event is generously hosted by Proskauer Rose LLP


About CPR's Employment Disputes Committee

CPR regularly convenes this committee of in-house counsel, attorneys, and leading ADR practitioners to analyze, establish benchmarks and publish material on issues that are critically important to employment ADR. The Committee has published Arbitration and Mediation Model Procedures for the resolution of employment disputes ADR programs as well as studies of corporate employment ADR programs. The Co-Chairs of this Committee are Charles D. Coleman of Raytheon Company and Aaron Warshaw of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.