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
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

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.

Whistleblower Update

Melissa Goodman
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.

Wage & Hour Update


Trade Secrets Is The New Black: Employee Mobility and the DTSA

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Please Note: Program details are subject to change without notice

2016 Participating Law Firms & Companies