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 CLE 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. This program will qualify for 2 CLE credits in New York, California and Illinois for in-person attendees.  A members-only meeting of CPR's Employment Disputes Committee will precede this event.

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

Featured Guest: Anil K. Chaddha  | Lead Counsel, Labor, Employment and Benefits | General Motors

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Registration

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm: Welcoming Remarks

Howard L. Ganz | Partner | Proskauer Rose LLP

Noah J. Hanft | CEO and President | CPR

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm: Panel 1: Was Epic Systems Really Epic: Responses to Epic and the Next Battlegrounds for Mandatory Arbitration

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

Christopher C. Murray | Shareholder | Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Steward P.C.

Fran L. Rudich | Partner | Klafter Olsen & Lesser

5:15 pm – 5:30 pm: Coffee Networking Break

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm: Panel 2: Epic Systems v. #MeToo: What Now?: Best Practices for Workplace Disputes Program Design

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

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

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

Diane Dann | Senior Vice President, Employment Law | Mastercard

Kathleen McKenna | Partner | Proskauer Rose LLP

6:30 pm – 6:35 pm: Closing Remarks

Aaron Warshaw  | Shareholder | Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Steward P.C. |  CPR Employment Disputes Committee Co-Chair

6:35 - 8:00 pm: Networking Cocktail Reception


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.


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.


This event is generously hosted by Proskauer Rose LLP


Proskauer has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of Continuing Legal Education in the State of New York. 
New York: This transitional continuing legal education course has been approved for newly admitted and experienced attorneys in accordance with the requirements of the New York CLE Rules and Regulations for a maximum of 2.0 credit hours in the Professional Practice category.
California: This program has also been approved in accordance with the requirements of the California Continuing Legal Education Board for up to 2.0 credit hours in the General MCLE category. California credits are available to all attorneys.
Illinois: This program has also been approved in accordance with the requirements of the Illinois Continuing Legal Education Board for up to 2.0 credit hours in the General MCLE category. Illinois credits are available to all attorneys.
CLE Credit will be available to in person attendees only.