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Thursday, May. 10, 2007

MBA presents two free educational offerings next week Forum
Wednesday, May 16, 5-6:30 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

In collaboration with, the MBA will be launching a training initiative to guide lawyers on transforming their practices given the impact of growing global e-commerce. Business models based on Internet computing used by emerging giants such as eBay, Amazon, and Google have a broad impact on society. At this forum, panelists will discuss the uses of online dispute resolution technology, the use of secure Internet technologies and their uses in litigation and projects in which lawyers can collaborate globally to build their practices.

To sign up for this free offering, call Member Services at (617) 338-0530. Refreshments will be served.

Bankruptcy Practice Group open meeting
TOPIC: Bankruptcy and issues under the National Labor Relations Act
Thursday, May 17, 4 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

This program provides an overview of employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act, with special emphasis on how such issues might arise in the context of bankruptcy or other reorganizations.

Specific topics will include:

  • A brief overview of the act;
  • Identification of scenarios in which employee rights under the NLRA may become significant to the administration of an entity in bankruptcy;
  • A discussion of substantive and procedural issues related to the NLRB’s efforts to protect statutory rights of employees in the context of bankruptcy;
  • The tension between the NLRB’s exclusive jurisdiction to adjudicate unfair labor practice claims and liquidate the liability arising in such actions; and
  • The bankruptcy court’s ordinarily comprehensive powers over administration of an entity subject to bankruptcy proceedings.


Scott Burson, Esq., NLRB, Boston
Christopher W. Parker, Esq., Rubin and Rudman LLP, Boston
Kenneth Shapiro, Esq., deputy assistant general council, NLRB, Washington, D.C.

Space is limited. To reserve your seat, reply to [e-mail jstevens].

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