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Seyfarth Shaw's Exclusive Discussion With EEOC Acting Chair Victoria Lipnic & Seyfarth's Jerry Maatman


Chicago Office / Webcast
Seyfarth Shaw is pleased to present an exclusive discussion between Victoria Lipnic, newly Trump-Appointed U.S. EEOC Acting Chair, and Gerald Maatman, the Editor of Seyfarth's 13th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report.
As we move into a shifting policy landscape, employers are seeking insight to prepare for the challenges of the future workplace.  At this important presentation, Acting Chair Lipnic will provide insights into the EEOC initiatives in 2016 and a look ahead to the agenda for 2017. Jerry will discuss the top class action rulings in 2016 and hot topics for 2017, including key trends in workplace class action and government enforcement litigation.


Victoria Lipnic was appointed by President Trump as EEOC Acting Chair on January 25, 2017.  She has previously served as Commissioner of the EEOC since her 2010 appointment by President Obama, bringing to the role a breadth of experience working with federal labor and employment laws, including as the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment Standards. In that position, she oversaw the Wage and Hour Division, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, and the Office of Labor Management Standards. Before joining the EEOC, she was of counsel in Seyfarth Shaw’s Labor & Employment Department.  See the press release announcing her appointment here:  President Appoints Victoria A. Lipnic EEOC Acting Chair
Jerry Maatman is one of Seyfarth’s preeminent class action litigators, co-chair of our Class Action Litigation Practice Group, and the Editor of the Workplace Class Action Litigation Report, which is recognized as the nation’s most complete guide to workplace-related complex litigation.  In this year’s Report, Seyfarth analyzed 1,331 class action rulings on a circuit-by-circuit and state-by-state basis to capture key themes from 2016 and emerging litigation trends facing U.S. companies in 2017.
U.S. Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission
Acting Chair
Seyfarth Shaw
Co-Chair, Class Action Litigation Practice Group

Join Us In-Person or Via Live Webcast

In order to make our discussion accessible to as many friends and clients of Seyfarth as possible, we will be presenting in person at Seyfarth's Chicago office, and also broadcasting the presentation as a live webcast. 
There will be a question and answer portion at the end of the program; we encourage you to submit an advance question when you register for the program.


Seyfarth Shaw LLP is an approved provider of Illinois Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. This seminar is approved for 1 hour of CLE credit CA, IL, NJ and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, TX and VA. The CLE certificate issued following the event is transferrable toward HR Certification Institute (HRCI) recertification.

Accessibility Accommodations

Seyfarth Shaw's office is located in an ADA accessible building. We can also provide a sign language interpreter and other forms of accommodations upon request for this event. Please be sure to include your request, by Thursday, February 2nd, when filling out the registration form. 
If you have any questions, please contact and reference this event.


In-Person Presentation Live Webcast
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131 South Dearborn Street
Suite 2400
Chicago, Illinois 60603


Webcast details provided with registration.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Central
Networking Lunch:
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Central
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Central
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Mountain
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Pacific