Seyfarth Events

Breakfast Briefing: Anticipating and Responding to Potential Workplace Violence


Cost: There is no cost to attend this program but registration is required and seating is limited. Please register by March 14, 2014

Chicago Office

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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.

Workplace violence is an unfortunate phenomenon. Recent incidents in the media, as well as increasingly stressful conditions in our private lives and the workplace have created a significant rise in workplace violence events and legal issues in addressing and preventing such events. Join Seyfarth Shaw attorneys Mark Lies and Meagan Newman, noted workplace violence legal practitioners, and Tracy Billows, who focuses on workplace counseling and solutions, along with Dr. Alan Friedman, a Chicago-based clinical and forensic psychologist and a leading national expert in the threat assessment of potentially dangerous employees, for a discussion on the strategic actions an employer should consider in response to threats of workplace violence, including hostile employees.

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

  • An employer's legal responsibility to create a workplace violence policy
  • An employee's legal rights
  • The intersection of OSHA, ADA and FMLA
  • Addressing domestic violence concerns
  • How to identify signs and symptoms of workplace violence
  • What to do when a threat is received


Seyfarth Shaw LLP is an approved provider of Illinois Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. This seminar is approved for 1.5 hours of CLE credit. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this briefing, the registrant must be present for the entire session.

If you have any questions, please contact and reference this event.