Oct 4, 2023

Seyfarth and ACC: Cultural Trends Causing Explosive Verdicts in Employment Cases

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No cost to attend for ACC members, but registration is required.

Wednesday, October 4, 2023
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Central
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Mountain
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific

About the Program

Jaw-dropping jury verdicts in employment cases have been creating shockwaves across the country. In this webcast, Michele Hughes, Corporate Counsel with Costco Wholesale, along with Seyfarth partners and trial team experts Lynn Kappelman and Dawn Solowey, will unravel the secrets behind why these explosive verdicts are happening and arm your company with the tools to fight back. Together, we will:

  • Explore the social forces that are leading to massive verdicts
  • Pull back the curtain on the Reptile Theory, a manipulation technique used by plaintiffs’ counsel to tap into the deepest emotions of jurors and fuel their desire for employer punishment.
  • Arm you with powerful counter-strategies to tame the Reptilian tactics.
  • Discover practical methods to shield your company from the risks of an explosive verdict.
  • Learn how to effectively use post-trial motions and appeals to reverse or remit an excessive verdict.


Michele Hughes, Corporate Counsel, Costco Wholesale
Dawn Solowey, Partner, Seyfarth
Lynn Kappelman, Partner, Seyfarth

This live program may offer CLE in limited jurisdictions for members of ACC. See the additional information tab on the registration page for more details about CLE. If you have any questions, please contact webcast@acc.com and reference this event.

Learn more about our Employment practice and our Employment Litigation practice.