Speaking Engagement

The Impact of Likely Labor Law Reform During Troubled Economic Times: What Employers Need to Know


Chicago, IL

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
131 South Dearborn Street
Suite 2400
Chicago , IL 60603-5577

Please join us for an educational program discussing pending and anticipated recent labor law reforms. Our keynote speaker will be the newly appointed Chair of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Wilma B. Liebman, whose prior opinions may be an indication of what to expect under a Democratic NLRB.  The program will address the following topics concerning union organizing campaign, collective bargaining, and labor management relations.

  • The Impact of Likely Labor Law Reform
  • Likely Changes in NLRB Law Under an Obama-Appointed Board
  • The Heightened Importance of First-Line Supervisors
  • The Increasing Importance of Lawful Employer Defensive Measures

Keynote Speaker:

Wilma B. Liebman was designated Chairman of the NLRB by President Obama on January 20, 2009. She has served on the Board since November 14, 1997, when she was first appointed by President Clinton.  Prior to joining the NLRB, Ms. Liebman served for two years as Deputy Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation services (FMCS). She has also served as an attorney for the Teamsters and Bricklayers Unions.


Program - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Lunch will be included.


Seyfarth Shaw LLP is an approved provider of Illinois Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. This program has been approved by the Illinois MCLE Board for 4 hours of credit. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this briefing, the registrant must be present for the entire session.


To register please contact Joni Radaszewski at (312) 460-6271 or JRadaszewski@seyfarth.com.