ABA 10th Annual Section of Labor and Employment Law Conference

ABA 10th Annual Section of Labor and Employment Law Conference
Presented By: The ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law Association

Event ABA 10th Annual Section of Labor and Employment Law Conference

The Section’s 10th Annual Labor and Employment Conference will take place during an unusually interesting time, convening the day after the 2016 election. Our Conference presents a great opportunity to discuss potential government initiatives with agency representatives. Attendees also will have the chance to confer with top practitioners representing employees, employers, unions and government agencies, as well as neutrals, in-house counsel and academics.

Date/Time November 9 – 12, 2016
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2016
    4:30 PM - 8:00 PM CST

    Thursday, November 10, 2016
    9:30 AM - 10:00 PM CST

    Friday, November 11, 2016
    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM CST

    Saturday, November 12, 2016
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST
Location Sheraton Grand Chicago
301 East North Water Street
Chicago, IL 60611
JAMS Speakers Hon. Candace Cooper (Ret.) & Hon. Diane M. Welsh (Ret.)
  • Mediation of the Most Difficult Cases and How They Settle
    Friday, November 11, 2016 | 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM CST

    Although current statistics continue to show that over 95 percent of cases settle before trial, the odds alone rarely aid in the resolution of the most difficult cases, which sometime require multiple sessions and a mediator’s persistence. In this advanced program, experienced mediators will speak candidly about techniques and strategies utilized to settle very contentious and complex cases, answering questions posed by lawyer moderators.

Michael J. Loeb
  • Litigating/Arbitrating Collective and Class Action Wage and Hour Cases
    Saturday, November 12, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM CST

    Panelists will discuss the most recent developments related to litigation of wage and hour collective and class action cases, which may include the overtime exception under FLSA §7(1), trial by representative proof, use/need for experts, trial by formula, bifurcated trials, arbitration of independent contractor cases, and confirmation of awards in arbitration.  

Hon. David H. Coar (Ret.)
  • The Pursuit of Compromise: An Examination of Settlement Strategies and Techniques in Single-Plaintiff Litigation
    Saturday, November 12, 2016 | 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM CST

    Although most claims are resolved through settlement, attention to effectively and efficiently steering a case toward a negotiated resolution often takes a back burner to the press of litigation. This panel will explore settlement strategies in individual litigation, including the proper use, valuation and timing of offers of compromise, strategy and timing for alternative dispute resolution, how much pre-settlement formal and informal discovery is sufficient, insurance considerations and general negotiation strategies.

Featured People

Hon. David H. Coar (Ret.)
  • Antitrust
  • Arbitration
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action/Mass Torts
  • Employment
  • Federal Judge
  • Financial Markets
  • Intellectual Property
  • Life Sciences
  • Securities
Hon. Candace Cooper (Ret.)
  • Appellate
  • Arbitration
  • Business/Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Employment
  • Entertainment and Sports
  • Environmental
  • Family Law
  • Health Care
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Hon. Diane M. Welsh (Ret.)
  • Antitrust
  • Arbitration
  • Aviation
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Education/Schools
  • Employment
  • Entertainment and Sports
  • Environmental
  • Federal Judge
  • Financial Markets
  • Governmental/Public Agency
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Life Sciences
  • Maritime/Admiralty
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Securities
  • Surety