ELA/ABA 7th Transatlantic Conference: The Global Working World - Evolution, Opportunity and Challenge

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Date:
Tue 5 Oct to Wed 6 Oct 2021
Location:
at your desk (National)
Venue Address:
at your desk
Speaker(s):
Please see full programme
Event Type:
Virtual Conference
Duration:
16:30 to 19:30 UK Time
Status:
Spaces Available

Fees

  • Day One: £50 +VAT
  • Day Two: £50 + VAT
  • Both days: £75 +VAT

Discounts

We also offer the following discounts on the full fee:

  • 50% discount for members in the voluntary or not-for-profit sector (with no booking deadline)
  • 50% discount for solicitor with less than 5 years pqe or pupil barrister or barrister under 5 yrs call (with no booking deadline)
  • Please note only one discount will be applied per booking.

At the 7th Transatlantic Conference, which will be held virtually on 5th and 6th October 2021 from 4.30-7.30pm (UK time), we will bring you insights into some of the key global employment issues we as employment/labour lawyers expect to be grappling with in the months ahead. Using a mix of live panel sessions, interactive networking events and Q&A sessions, we are planning a programme that will cover a variety of key workforce-related topics, including:

  • Opening Plenary Session - Managing the Workforce following the Global Reckoning on Racial Equity
  • Diversity and Inclusion on Boards – a discussion on developments in key jurisdictions across the world
  • The rise of shareholder activism, its impact on executive pay and managing employee risk
  • The modern workplace in the aftermath of Covid
  • Taking aim at non-competes
  • Closing Plenary Session - The return to work – promoting diversity in a hybrid world and the changing culture of the workplace

Once you have booked you will receive an email giving you access to the event.

ABA members can book the event by clicking here.


Programme

Day 1 - 5 October 2021

16:15 - 16:30
Welcome to the conference and introduction to the plenary

Speakers 
Kathleen Healy, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP & Chair of ELA 'sInternational Committee
Marian Bloodworth, Partner, Deloitte UK & Chair of ELA
Kelly M Dermody, Partner, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein & Chair of ABA’s Section of Labor & Employment Law 
Anna Jerndorf, Partner, Törngren Magnell & Partners Advokatfirma KB & Vice Chair of EELA

16:30 - 18:00
Opening Plenary Session
Managing the Workforce following the Global Reckoning on Racial Equity
Speakers
Nelson Abbey, British media executive, writer, and consultant
Chai Feldblum, civil rights lawyer and former US EEOC Commissioner
Samantha Grant, Partner, Sheppard Mullin & Immediate Past Chair of ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law
Thomas Kim, Chief Legal Officer & Company Secretary, Thompson Reuters  
Paul McFarlane,Partner, Capsticks and Deputy Chair of ELA
 

18:00 - 18:15
Break

18:15 – 19:15
Breakout sessions

Breakout Session 1
Diversity and Inclusion on Boards – a discussion on developments in key jurisdictions across the world
Speakers
Emma Bartlett, Partner, CM Murray
Ronnie Neville, Partner, Mason Hayes & Curran
David Lopez, Former General Counsel
US Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC), current dean at Rutgers University Law School
Geoff DeBoskey, Managing Director - Employment Law and Immigration, Accenture

Breakout Session 2
The rise of Shareholder Activism, its Impact on Executive Pay and Managing Employee Risk
Speakers
Luke Hildyard, Director, UK High Pay Centre
Michael Abrahams, MD and Head Employee and Transformation Communications at SVC
Mary Joyce Carlson, Former Deputy General Counsel to NLRB, currently counsel to the Fight for $15
Robbie Sinclair, Partner, Allen & Overy
Patrick Temple-West, Chair of Editorial Board and Editor-At-Large, Us, Financial Times

Day 2 - 6 October 2021

16:15 – 16:45
ABA/ELA facilitated networking
 
16:45 – 17:45
Breakout sessions
Breakout Session 3
The modern workplace in the aftermath of Covid
Speakers:
David Whincup, Squire Patton Boggs
Rodrigo Sola Torino, Marval O’Farrell
Nadège Owen, Partner, Orrick Rambaud Martel
Allie Wright, Associate General Counsel, Facebook

Breakout Session 4
Taking aim at non-competes
Speakers:
Jennifer Millins, Mishcon de Reya 
Tarun Tawakley, Lewis Silkin, (ex Deliveroo employment counsel) 
Eric Akira Tate, co-chair Global Employment and Labor Group Morrison & Foerster
Joe Ahmad, founding partner AZA

17:45 – 18:00
Break
 
18:00 – 19:15

Closing Plenary Session
The return to work – Promoting Diversity in a Hybrid World and the Changing Culture of the Workplace
Samia Kirmani, Principal, Jackson Lewis P.C 
Sherisa Rajah-Baird,Vice President, Employment Law & Compliance, Elements
Kelly M Dermody Partner, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein & Chair of ABA’s Section of Labor & Employment Law 

19:15 – 19:30

Closing Remarks