Patrick J. Bannon and Robert S. Mantell will co-chair "Litigating Employment Discrimination Cases: State v. Federal Court; State v. Federal Claims" on Tuesday, June 25 from 4-7 p.m. at the MBA, 20 West St., Boston. This seminar will discuss the sometimes-critical differences between Massachusetts and federal anti- discrimination law in a number of areas, including disability discrimination, sexual harassment, damages, the standards for summary judgment and other issues. The seminar also will include panel members John F. Adkins, Denise Chicoine, Harold Lichten and Arthur G. Telegen.
Bannon, a partner with the law firm Hill & Barlow, has handled cases involving a wide variety of employment claims, including wrongful termination; discrimination on the basis of disability, race, age, and sex; sexual harassment; retaliation; failure to pay wages; and breach of employment contract and has particular expertise regarding the enforceability of non- competition and non-solicitation agreements. A member of the MBA Labor and Employment Section Council, he graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College and received his J.D., with distinction, from Stanford Law School.
Mantell, an associate with Rodgers Powers & Schwartz, Boston, has handled numerous cases involving discrimination and retaliation that have been litigated before Massachusetts and federal courts and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. He also has considerable experience in cases involving non-competition agreements. A member of the MBA Labor & Employment Section Council, Mantell received his law degree from Duke University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Tufts University.