Thursday, May. 13, 2010
Top from left to right: Hon. William G. Young and 31st Annual Labor & Employment Law Spring Conference Keynote Speaker Stuart J. Ishimaru.
Bottom from left to right: Labor & Employment Section Council Co-Chair Dahlia C. Rudavsky, Labor & Employment Section Council Co-Chair Thomas J. Gallitano, 31st Annual Labor & Employment Law Spring Conference Keynote Speaker Stuart J. Ishimaru, 31st Annual Labor & Employment Law Spring Conference Co-Chair David E. Belfort, 31st Annual Labor & Employment Law Spring Conference Co-Chair Catherine E. Reuben.
Photos by Tricia Oliver.
Judge Young, Former EEOC Acting Chair Grace L&E Faculty
Nearly 120 attorneys attended the MBA's 31st Annual
Labor & Employment Law Spring Conference held at the Colonnade
Hotel in Boston on Tuesday.
Luncheon keynote speaker Stuart J. Ishimaru, former acting chairman
of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, reflected on
his year and a half as acting chair and spoke about the future of
Ishimaru discussed his role in building a platform for the recently
appointed chair to "put her stamp on." Jacqueline A. Berrien, a
longtime civil rights attorney and litigator, is the new chair of
the EEOC. "We are excited about the possibilities that she brings
to the EEOC," said Ishimaru.
In addition to Berrien's arrival, the commission welcomed a new
general counsel, P. David Lopez, as well as two new commissioners
in April. Ishimaru characterized these as "huge changes" for the
commission that employs 2,500 staff across the country.
Ishimaru's address complemented the educational panel presentations
held throughout the day-long conference. The closing panel
addressed summary judgment and was led by The Hon. William G. Young
with the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, who was
joined by David C. Casey of Littler Mendelson PC and Robert S.
Mantell of Rogers, Powers & Schwartz LLP.
The conference was well received by attendees. "This is one of the
best CLE programs I've been to," said Fatema Fazendeiro, an
attorney with the Boston Public Health Commission.