Boston Bar | Employment Law Conference

2018 Employment Law Conference

Join us for the Boston Bar Association’s first ever Employment Law Conference—a premier educational and business development opportunity for Boston’s employment bar.

This conference will provide practitioners with an opportunity to network and learn from industry experts on critical legal and regulatory developments, along with strategies to help better advise clients in this ever-changing landscape. The agenda will feature in-depth examinations and interactive discussion on important topics like the Equal Pay Act, trending discrimination issues, non-competes, the cutting edge in accommodations, and more.

Thursday, October 25, 2018
1:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Boston Bar Association
16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Update on Important New Legislative Developments in Employment Law

Panelists will discuss the most recent legislative changes, including paid sick leave, paid family leave, minimum wage, and the Equal Pay Act

Shane Goodrich, Associate, Morgan, Brown & Joy
Maura McLaughlin, Partner, Morgan, Brown & Joy
Joshua Nadreau, Associate, Fisher Phillips

2:15 PM- 3:15 PM

#MeToo and Recent Discrimination Cases

David I. Brody, Associate, Sherin and Lodgen
Seema A. Lynch, Assistant General Counsel, Atrius Health
Shannon Lynch, Partner, Hackett Feinberg, P.C.

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Non-Compete Agreements – What You Need to Know About the New Law

Terence McCourt, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
Dawn Mertineit, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw
David Rosenthal, Partner, Nixon Peabody

4:45 PM – 5:30 PM


Cutting Edge of Accommodations

Panelists will discuss accommodation issues, including disability, retaliation, service animals, and medical marijuana. 

Joshua Abrams, Senior Labor & Employment Counsel, Partners HealthCare System
Megan Kures, Director, HMDR&S PC
Elizabeth K. Levine, Counsel at Goulston & Storrs


Arbitration Agreements with Class Waiver

Diane Saunders, Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Hillary Schwab, Partner, Fair Work, P.C.
Conna A. Weiner, Arbitrator/Mediator, JAMS

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Networking Reception

Advisory Committee


Melissa Brennan
Partners Healthcare


Brian MacDonough
Sherin and Lodgen


Rachel Mandel
Ogletree Deakins


Greg Manousos
Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP


Chris Powell
State Street


Carla Reeves
Goulston & Storrs


Boston Bar Members – $325.00
Government Members – $250.00
In-House Members – $275.00

Non-Member Guests – $425.00


To reserve your seat, create a New User account -or- contact Rachel Andreas: 617.778.1904

Thank You to Our Sponsors

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For information regarding sponsorship opportunities for the upcoming Employment Law Conference, please contact
Erica Southerland: 617.778.1930 |

This conference is sponsored in part by the Joan B. DiCola Fund of the Boston Bar Foundation. This fund provides critical support for Boston Bar Association programs and initiatives that foster the education and professional development of lawyers. For more information on the BBF or this fund, please contact Megan Leppert at or (617) 778-1924.

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