Register for the April 25 Labor & Employment Law Spring Conference

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Join us on Thursday, April 25, for the 40th Annual Labor & Employment Law Spring Conference, at Suffolk University Law School. The conference will feature keynote speaker Louise Melling, a deputy legal director at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the director of its Center for Liberty.

Watch a conference sneak peek, provided by program co-chairs Kavita M. Goyal, Esq. and Adam M. Hamel, Esq.:

The conference will address significant updates in both labor and employment law, as well as ethical considerations for employment lawyers. The annual “View from the Other Side of the Bench” panel also returns this year, offering judicial perspectives from Supreme Judicial Court Justice Scott L. Kafker, Appeals Court Justice Mary T. Sullivan, United States District Court Judge Indira Talwani and Superior Court Judge Robert B. Gordon.


Conference Agenda

  • 11 a.m.-noon: Registration
  • Noon-12:15 p.m.: Welcoming remarks
    • Christopher A. Kenney, Esq., Massachusetts Bar Association president
    • Kavita M. Goyal, Esq., and Adam M. Hamel, Esq., conference co-chairs
  • 12:15-1 p.m.: Keynote speaker Louise Melling, deputy legal director at the ACLU and the director of the ACLU Center for Liberty
  • 1-2 p.m.: Playing by the Rules, Ethical Considerations for Employment Lawyers
    • Kavita M. Goyal, Esq., moderator
    • Mark Preiss, Esq., moderator
    • Ellen J. Messing, Esq., panelist
    • Paul G. Lannon Jr., Esq., panelist
  • 2-2:15 p.m.: Break
  • 2:15-3:15 p.m.: The View from the Other Side of the Bench
    • Laurence J. Donoghue, Esq., moderator
    • Nancy S. Shilepsky, Esq., moderator
    • Hon. Robert B. Gordon, panelist
    • Hon. Scott L. Kafker, panelist
    • Hon. Mary T. Sullivan, panelist
    • Hon. Indira Talwani, panelist
  • 3:15-4 p.m.: Labor Law Update
    • Rachel Ann Culley, Esq., moderator
    • Kevin C. Merritt, Esq., moderator
    • James A.W. Shaw, Esq., panelist
    • Liam T. O'Connell, Esq., panelist
  • 4-5 p.m.: Employment Law Update
    • Anne K. Morrill, Esq., moderator
    • Valerie C. Samuels, Esq., moderator
    • Anne L. Josephson, Esq., panelist
    • Robert L. Kilroy, Esq., panelist
  • 5-6 p.m.: Reception
Click here for a full list of faculty and additional conference details.