Seyfarth Events

Preventing and Responding to Sexual Harassment in the Age of #MeToo and Time's Up!

An Interactive Panel Discussion


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

Houston, TX
The Hilton
Ballroom C
2001 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX 77056-4401
(713) 961-9300
Note: The Hilton is directly across the street from Maggiano's.
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Panel Discussion / Q&A Session
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Reception


Please join us as our distinguished panel of legal, HR and public-relations experts revisit and rethink best practices for preventing sexual harassment in the workplace, and for responding to and investigating reports of sexual harassment in the age of the #MeToo movement and the Time’s Up initiative and daily headlines detailing high-profile harassment scandals. Take this opportunity to participate in a conversation that matters, hear unique and diverse perspectives from leaders in the field, and engage our panelists in questions that concern your business.

Featured Panelists and Moderator
Steve Shardonofsky, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (Moderator)
Terri Ammerman, President and CEO, The Ammerman Experience
Sachin Bhandari, Associate General Counsel, Labor & Employment and AVP Employee Relations, Memorial Hermann Health System
Marjorie Murphy, Principal, The Murphy Law Practice, PLLC
Chris Palamountain, Senior Counsel, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Jennifer Cooper, Senior Counsel, Labor, Employment and Benefits, Philips 66
Our panel of defense and in-house legal and HR experts will address numerous topics including:
  • Whether the #MeToo movement will force judges and juries to reconsider the standards for hostile work environment claims and related affirmative defenses 
  • Best practices for enhancing anti-harassment policies, training to reinforce a culture of zero-tolerance, implementing recent EEOC guidance on “promising practices” for preventing harassment and rethinking investigation protocols and outcomes in light of the #MeToo movement 
  • How the Time’s Up initiative fits into a larger discussion relating to gender equality at work, with a focus on pay equity and recent salary history bans

Public-relations experts and plaintiff’s-side attorneys will join the panel during the second half of the program to share their insights on:

  • #MeToo movement and the Plaintiff’s perspective  
  • The intersection of #MeToo and non-disclosure/confidentiality agreements  
  • Crisis management and public-relations considerations in response to a public allegation of sexual harassment

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