Speaking Engagement

PLI's program "30th Annual Litigating Employment Discrimination Claims"

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 - Wednesday, June 18, 2008

04:00 AM GMT - 04:00 AM GMT

Patrick Shea, Partner in our Employment Department, will be speaking at PLI's program "30th Annual Litigating Employment Discrimination Claims", scheduled for June 16-17, 2008 at PLI New York Center-New York, NY.

The title of Patrick's session is "The Use of Experts on Substantive Issues," which he will be presenting at 11:45am. The topics will will include:

  • Experts in gender discrimination cases:  gender stereotyping, statistical experts and psychological experts

  • Establishing disability - or lack of disability - in ADEA and similar cases

  • Sexual orientation and gender identity cases

  • Do experts help either side in age discrimination cases?


The volume of employment litigation, the cost of litigating and the size of the verdicts continue to increase. Now more than ever, litigators on all sides must be aware of emerging trends in the law and in litigation strategies. This program has kept litigators on the cutting edge for over 25 years. With faculty comprised of noted federal judges and many of the most experienced practitioners in the field, this year’s program continues to emphasize substantive law while stressing the practical aspects of each topic in order to help you master the increasing complexity of employment litigation.

What You Will Learn

  • Litigation strategies: trial preparation, using statistics, obtaining medical records

  • Litigation issues: motions for sanctions, employing experts to support substantive issues

  • Legal issues: wage discrimination litigation, mandatory arbitration and mediation programs, mental and emotional disabilities in the courtroom

  • Ethics: cross-border practice and advising multistate clients

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for experienced practitioners who advise clients on employment law issues and those who address these issues as part of their litigation practice. This includes general practitioners, employment law attorneys, corporate counsel, employment counsel in government agencies, enforcement agency counsel and human resource officers who need to be informed about litigating employment discrimination and sexual harassment claims.

To register and to get more information go to http://www.pli.edu/product/seminar_detail.asp?id=39834&t=wsr6_8lfml

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