Cornell University

Labor and Employment Law Program

16 E. 34th Street, 4th Floor, 212-340-2866

Litigate or Settle: Best Practices in Resolving Employment Disputes

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Employers and employees are facing unprecedented pressures in today's challenging economic environment. Employment lawyers need to consider offering their clients less expensive alternatives to litigating disputes, whether in union, private, or public sector employment settings, which may include negotiated settlements or mediation. When settlement is an option, counsel need to be thoughtful and strategic in planning for settlement discussions to resolve a case before litigation takes its toll on budgets, time, and patience.

Our panel of attorneys, moderated by a mediator, includes defense and plaintiff’s counsel who will discuss practical ways to negotiate settlements in a question-and-answer – "Meet the Press" style – format. Topics include how to address settlement options with clients, how to broach settlement discussions with your adversary, framing offers and counter-offers, and drafting settlement agreements to address the special situations posed by employment cases.

SPEAKERS:
Heather R. Boshak, Fox Rothschild LLP
Steven M. Swirsky, Epstein Becker & Green, PC
Judith P. Broach, Broach & Stulberg, LLP
Laurence S. Moy, Outten Golden LLP

MODERATOR:
Ruth D. Raisfeld, Esq., Alternative Dispute Resolution Services

WHEN:
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

WHERE:
Cornell University ILR Conference Center  
16 East 34th Street, 6th flr.
New York, NY 10016

FEE:
$85.00 (includes materials and light refreshments)

CLE CREDIT:
2.5 CLEs – Professional Practice (Transitional and Non-Transitional)

CO-SPONSORED BY:
RUTH D. RAISFELD, PC; BROACH & STULBERG, LLP;
EPSTEIN BECKER & GREEN, PC; FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP; OUTTEN & GOLDEN LLP

REGISTER:
To register or for information on our CLE scholarship policy contact:  Opal Bablington, Program Coordinator, phone 212-340-2866, fax 212-340-7979, or e-mail odb2@cornell.edu or Fax the Registration (pdf).