Cornell University

Joint Cornell Law School and ILR School Webinar Program

November 9, 2011 - Online Webinar

"Mitigating Risk When Outsourcing Human Resource Functions”

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM ET
You will need a computer with broadband internet access and a phone to participate. Post-registration log-in instructions will be easy to follow. Technology fee to participate: $20 per person.


  • Jane Greenman, BS ILR ’72, Vice President, Worldwide Human Resources at CommVault
  • Kurt A. Miller, JD ’82, Partner, Thorpe Reed & Armstrong
  • Kevin A. Wiggins, JD ’96, Senior Counsel, Thorpe Reed & Armstrong

Making the right decision to outsource human resource functions requires a careful review of the opportunities and risks. The dangers can include both operational risks and legal risks. In this program, you will learn about risks associated with outsourcing human resource functions from experts in the legal and human resource fields.

Registration is managed through the law school website at

Please register by Wednesday, October 26, or by calling the Law School Alumni Affairs Office at 607.255.5251. Once registered, you will be emailed log-in instructions a day prior to the Webinar. For ILR specific questions, please contact Chrissie Wais, Assistant Director, ILR Alumni Affairs and Development,, 607.255.9328.

Program overview:

Jane GreenmanJane Greenman, BS ‘72

Jane Greenman is currently Vice President, Worldwide Human Resources of CommVault Systems, Inc. Before joining CommVault, she served as Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Barr Pharmaceuticals from 2007 through 2010. Prior to joining Barr Pharmaceuticals, Ms. Greenman had responsibility for worldwide compensation, benefits and labor relations at Tyco International and was Deputy General Counsel, Global Human Resources at Honeywell International. She has also been a member of a number of boards of directors, including serving as chair of the ERISA Industry Committee. Ms. Greenman has also held the position of partner and chair of the Employee Benefits practice at the law firm Hughes, Hubbard & Reed. She is a charter fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel. Ms. Greenman holds a B.S. from Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations along with a J.D. and L.L.M. in Labor Law from New York University School of Law.

Kurt A. MillerKurt A. Miller, JD ’82

Mr. Miller has practiced law with Thorp Reed & Armstrong, LLP since his admission to the bar in 1982. He became a partner in the firm in 1991, and has held the position of Chairman of the firm’s Labor and Employment Law practice group since 2003.

Mr. Miller’s practice consists exclusively of the representation of management in labor and employment matters. He has defended employers against claims of sexual harassment, race, age, sex, national origin, and disability discrimination, violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act, breach of employment contract, and wrongful discharge. He has represented numerous companies in the defense of wage-hour claims, including claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage-payment laws. He has also litigated, on behalf of employers and employee benefits plans, ERISA claims for alleged wrongful denial of benefits, breach of fiduciary duty, and interference with protected rights.

Mr. Miller has also worked extensively in the more traditional areas of labor law, including the negotiation and administration of collective bargaining agreements, grievance arbitration, and litigation before the National and Pennsylvania Labor Relations Boards. He counsels clients throughout the United States with regard to positive employee relations and union avoidance.

Mr. Miller is recognized as among the Best Lawyers in America, and as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, in the field of Labor and Employment Law. In addition, Mr. Miller is a past Chair of the Allegheny County Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section.

Kevin WigginsKevin A. Wiggins, JD ’96

Mr. Wiggins has practiced in employee benefits, executive compensation, and ERISA litigation for over fourteen years. In 2008, the United States Secretary of Labor appointed Mr. Wiggins to the ERISA Advisory Council, where he advises the Secretary on her functions under ERISA. Recently he was appointed as the Chair for the ERISA Advisory Council's 2010 study of Employee Benefit Plan Auditing and Financial Reporting Models. Mr. Wiggins is a graduate of Cornell Law School and the University of North Florida.