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Dean Roger Dennis and Professors Speak at ABA Labor and Employment Conference

Dean Roger Dennis and Professors Gwen Stern and Kevin Woodson

November 09, 2015

Dean Roger Dennis and Professors Gwen Roseman Stern and Kevin Woodson presented at the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law’s Annual Section Conference on Nov. 6.

Dennis served on a panel on that explored the challenges of enforcing restrictive covenants and the variability of laws in 50 states that affect non-compete arrangements in employer equity and compensation plans.  Dennis joined Jeffrey Heller of BP America Inc., Arnold Pedowitz of Pedowitz & Meister of New York City and Janie Schulman of Morrison & Foerster of San Francisco on the panel.

Woodson discussed “Workplace Equality and Race: Roadblocks and Routes to a Better Outcome.”  He  joined U.S. Commission on Civil Rights member Gail Heriot and Burger King Chief Diversity Officer Natalie Norfus on the panel, which was moderated by Fox News Contributor Juan Williams. The discussion explored the effects of current events and social unrest in the workplace, the limited impact of diversity efforts and the legal constraints that employers face in promoting diversity.

Stern, director of the school’s Trial Advocacy Program, took part in a discussion of effective pre-trial oral advocacy in the age of email and e-filings. She joined Maureen Binetti of Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer of Woodbridge, N.J. and Yona Rosen of the AFL-CIO in Washington, D.C. on the panel.

The conference, held in Philadelphia, was led by Section Chair Wayne Outten, the New York City based managing partner of Outten & Golden and a member of the law school Advisory Board.