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Trends and Ethics in Employment Arbitrations Post-<EM>Iskanian</EM>

Trends and Ethics in Employment Arbitrations Post-Iskanian

Trends and Ethics in Employment Arbitrations Post-Iskanian
Sponsored by: JAMS
September 24, 2014 | 7:30 – 9:00 AM
Spotlight on JAMS Neutrals: Hon. William Pate (Ret.)

The California Supreme Court has created a new reality for employment attorneys with its recent Iskanian decision involving the enforceability of class action waivers. While the ruling clarifies what was for years a murky issue, it also raises several new procedural and ethical questions for resolving wage and hour and Private Attorney General Act claims in California.

You’re invited to join us for a complimentary one-hour presentation starting at 8:00 AM on navigating the employment law landscape post-Iskanian. Breakfast will be served starting at 7:30 a.m., and the program will offer a half-hour each of ethics and general credits. Presenters will include plaintiff attorney Norm Blumenthal of Blumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik, defense attorney Daniel Gardenswartz of Solomon Ward Seidenwurm & Smith, and JAMS neutral Hon. William Pate (Ret.). Topics discussed will include:

  • Overall trends in employment claims
  • Ethics of pursuing and defending wage and hour and PAGA claims
  • Pathways and barriers to settlement
  • Collateral estoppel issues

Space is limited—please RSVP by Wednesday, September 17 to Jean-Luc Renault at

JAMS San Diego Resolution Center
401 B St., Suite 2100
San Diego, CA 92101

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Hon. William C. Pate (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • American Indian Tribal Law
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Securities
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