2016 All Hands Meeting
November 17 Session
HR/Employment Law Track Agenda
Employment Law Implications of Using HR Analytics in the Workplace
Andrew Livingston, Julie Totten & Aravind Swaminathan
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
In recent years the application of big data to employment decisions - often called "people analytics" - has been gaining attention both for the appeal of faster, more efficient hiring, and for the legal risks it poses, such as class-wide disparate impact claims. This discussion will outline the potential liabilities lurking in people analytics, and strategies for minimizing your company's exposure.
Harassment Investigations – When The Investigator Is On The Stand
Paul Cowie & Nancy Pritikin/Deborah Maddux/Brooks Beard
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP/Van Dermyden Maddux Law Corporation/VMware
Every employer faces the need to investigate an allegation of harassment. An important first question is who should investigate? If the matter turns into litigation the investigator will be a key witness; their report will be exhibit #1; they will be deposed; and will need to testify at trial. For these reasons, high-profile or high-risk cases often result in a call to the outside professional attorney investigator. Join us to see how a professional investigator stands up to cross-examination and the lessons to learn about how to conduct a winning case.
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Whistleblower protections are on the rise. Government oversight has dramatically increased and employees are more aware of their rights. This presentation will discuss current trends and developments affecting whistleblower and retaliation situations, including changes in the law you need to be aware of and best practices for responding to claims and handling litigation.
What In-House Counsel Need to Know About Information Governance, Legal Holds, and Employee Investigations
Derek Duarte/Troy Dunham/A.J. Bedel/Peter Day
Blackstone Discovery/Adobe Systems Inc./Hulu, LLC/Bank of the West
Employment disputes are traditionally seen as expensive altercations with little promise of return, leading to little support for the resources and controls necessary to defend against them. However, the risk of data exfiltration and bloats in eDiscovery spend are real problems that can, and should, be addressed prior to litigation. This discussion will explore preemptive remedies to common concerns, from discussions on BYOD considerations to the protocols/policies/systems that can help counsel tackle these issues before they manifest.
Trade Secrets Is The New Black: Employee Mobility and the DTSA
Christopher Banks, Mark Krotoski & John Gorman
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Silicon Valley's highly mobile workforce poses a tremendous challenge for protecting company trade secrets. This presentation will review current trends and developments, especially since enactment of the Defend Trade Secrets Act earlier this year created a new seizure order authority.
Please Note: Program details are subject to change without notice