Cornell University

Labor and Employment Law Program

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

Reductions in Force and Individual Separations in Troubled Times

June 19, 2008 - NYC

What You Need to Know about the Law and How RIFs Impact Companies and Employees

Date: June 19, 2008
Time: 8:30am-12:00pm
Price: $100.00 (continental breakfast included)
CLE Credit: 3.0 CLEs – Professional Practice (transitional and non-transitional)
: Cornell University ILR, Conference Center, 16 East 34th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY
Register: Call Opal Bablington at 212-340-2866, fax the registration form to 212-340-7979, or send e-mail to

Recent economic conditions have forced many companies to substantially reduce their workforces and cut their staff?related expenses. Whether you represent companies or employees, this program will provide the latest information you need to avoid mis-steps in a process fraught with legal and workplace issues. The program will cover recent court decisions and best practices so that, when you plan staff reductions, design and draft separation programs and agreements, and negotiate individual severance arrangements, your client's interests are fully considered.

Joseph Cartafalsa, Michael Delikat and Anne Golden, experienced attorneys advising workers, companies and executives on these issues will join Professor Kevin Hallock, Cornell University ILR and an expert on layoffs, who will discuss the latest research on RIFs and their impact on stock prices, CEO compensation, and those left behind.


  • Joseph Cartafalsa, Putney, Twombly, Hall & Hirson LLP
  • Michael Delikat, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Anne Golden, Outten & Golden LLP
  • Kevin Hallock, Professor of Labor Economics and Human Resources Studies, Cornell ILR

Co-sponsored by Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Outten & Golden LLP, and Putney, Twombly, Hall & Hirson LLP