Seyfarth Events

Breakfast Briefing: Key Cutting-Edge Developments in Complex Employment Discrimination Litigation


Cost: There is no cost to attend but registration is required and seating is limited.


131 S. Dearborn Street
Suite 2400
Chicago, Illinois 60603   

Breakfast & Registration:
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

In a changed national landscape of “bet the company” employment disputes fueled by an aggressive plaintiffs’ bar and accelerated EEOC activity as its fiscal year closes, employers are seeking ways to prepare themselves for complex discrimination litigation and remain up to speed on the government’s most recent tactics and the battle-tested ways to address the EEOC’s increasingly aggressive agenda.

Seyfarth invites you to join some of our leading partners in the areas of EEOC lawsuits, wage and hour class actions and employment discrimination class actions for a breakfast briefing on the related hot topics and critical issues affecting employers - and insights into the current strategies for handling these issues.

This fast-paced and informative 90-minute program will include a focus on key trends and practical responses, including:

Proactively Addressing EEOC Lawsuits – Dynamics of Working With Aggressive Agency Activity

  • The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s focus on systemic lawsuits and how government enforcement activity is expected to accelerate even more as its fiscal 2013 year closes.
  • Emerging “hot topics” and next generation EEOC focal points.
  • Proactive steps to maintain the edge in agency-initiated investigations and litigation (including eDiscovery issues, expert statistical analyses, proactive development of positive facts, and media issues).
  • Taking control of the early stages of EEOC-initiated lawsuits - including a discussion of the tools and tactics that have been the most effective in the panel speakers’ extensive practice with the EEOC.

Employment Discrimination Class Actions – a Brave New World of Class Actions

  • The impact of the Supreme Court’s opinions in Wal-Mart and Concepcion and the creative case law theories that will continue to evolve and impact employers in the defense of their cases in 2013.
  • The influence of Wal-Mart on settlement strategies for workplace class actions and how the plaintiffs’ class action bar is “re-booting” its approach to class-based litigation.
  • How the plaintiffs’ class action bar has moved to respond to Wal-Mart and craft new approaches to class-wide theories of certification, liability, and damages related to the Rule 23 developments.

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