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Jackson Lewis’ 17th Annual
Women’s Employment Law Conference

Our annual Women’s Employment Law Conference will be held at the iconic Rainbow Room in New York City.

The Workplace of the Future is Here: Are you Ready?
Please join us as for an in-depth conversation about current challenges, new expectations and meaningful initiatives surrounding today’s workplace.

This full-day educational event features panel discussions with women general counsel, executives and Jackson Lewis attorneys. The day concludes with a cocktail reception. We hope you will join us to learn and network in a spectacular setting overlooking New York City.

Schedule at a Glance

Friday December 2, 2016

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. Welcome and Intro
9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Putting a Price on Equality: Understanding the New Pay Laws
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Diversity 2.0: a Frank Discussion About Diversity and Inclusion
10:50 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. Morning Break
11:05 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Systemic Discrimination Claims: Are You Next?
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch Topic: Be Compelling!!!
2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Everything Else you Need to Know - Rapid-Fire Topics
2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. I-9 and E-verify in 2016: Not Your Mother's Compliance Issues
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. You Are a Joint Employer with… Whom?
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. What You Need to Know Right Now About Your Employee Benefits Plans
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Update on the State of the Class, Collective, and Representative Action Waiver
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Adapting to the Ever Shifting Wage Hour Landscape: The New DOL Regulations, Joint Employer Liability and Ongoing Tide of Class Claims
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Afternoon Break
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Workplace of the Future: The Future is Now
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception


JL Presenters:


Guest Presenters

  • Annette Bernstein - Chief Labor and Employment Counsel, AIG
  • Sandra Bodin - Lerner, Public Speaking & Executive Coach
  • Janet Castellano - Senior Corporate Counsel at Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Laura Hertzog - Special Counsel to the President of Dean & Faculty and Staff Relations, Hunter College
  • Ryan H. Nelson - Corporate Counsel, Employment Law & Litigation at MetLife
  • Beth McCormick - VP, Culture, Diversity & Inclusion, Talent and Organizational Performance Solutions, Pfizer Inc
  • Misti Mukherjee - Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Towne Park

Conference Registration and CLE

By invitation only

The conference registration fee is $95.

Under the rules of the New York State Bar, this conference qualifies for up to 5.5 non-transitional continuing legal education credits. The total number of credits may vary in other states. Jackson Lewis P.C. has a financial aid policy.

Jackson Lewis is an approved provider for New York State CLE.

Dress code: Business attire is appropriate

Event Location

Rainbow Room
30 Rockefeller Center, 65th Floor
New York, NY 10112
Phone: (212) 632-5000

Hotel Accommodations

The Warwick
Avenue of the Americas at 65 W. 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
For Reservations Call: 800-223-4099 or 212-247-2700

Ask for the “Jackson Lewis Rate” which is $419.00 per night based on availability

Reservations are the responsibility of the attendee. Jackson Lewis has secured a room rate of $419.00 per night (based on hotel availability) from November 30 through December 5th. You may call the hotel direct for reservations (phone numbers above) and ask for the “Jackson Lewis” rate, or you may make reservations online by following these instructions:

  1. Click Here to go to Warwick website
  2. Insert your preferred arrival and departure dates of stay, any dates from November 28 through December 5, 2016
  3. Scroll down on the left side under reservations to the box marked IATA/Corp Code
  4. The box has been prepopulated with the word “BLOCK-”
  5. Add the Jackson Lewis code 1208ASS after the hyphen so it looks like this: Block-1208ASS
  6. Scroll up and Click on the “Check Availability” button
  7. The Jackson Lewis room block will appear as the only option and the room rate will appear as $419

If you have any issues please call the reservations directly at: 800-223-4099 or 212-247-2700.