CLE Program

37th Annual Labor and Employment Law Spring Conference


Date: Friday, May 6, 2016
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Suffolk University Law School
120 Tremont St
Boston, MA, 02108-4977

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Join us on Friday, May 6, for the 37th Annual Labor & Employment Law Spring Conference at Suffolk University Law School. Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m. Programming begins at 12:30 p.m. This annual event is presented by the MBA's Labor & Employment Law Section.

This year's conference features a keynote address from U.S. District Court Chief Judge Patti B. Saris who brings to the podium some thirty years of experience and observations from the bench. Judge Saris served as a United States Magistrate Judge from 1986-1989 and was a well-respected Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court when nominated for a federal judgeship by President Clinton in October 1993. She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate and received her commission to the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts on November 24, 1993.  Judge Saris became Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts on January 1, 2013.

Other conference highlights include:

Mediation Panel Discussion

  • Deciding when to/when not to take your case to mediation
  • Considerations for selecting a mediator
  • Drafting an effective mediation statement
  • Effective advocacy at mediation
  • How to value your case
  • Managing client expectations

Lessons for the Bar from Uber Litigation and other Class and Collective Actions

Interactive Presentation on Critical Labor and Employment Law Developments


Jamie Goodwin, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Jamie Goodwin Law Inc DBA Duddy Goodwin & Pollard, Worcester
Merle D. Hyman, Esq., Conference Co-chair
U.S. Dept of Labor-Solicitor's Office, Boston
Hon. Patti B. Saris, Panelist
Massachusetts U.S. District Court, Boston
David Belfort, Esq., Panelist
Bennett & Belfort, P.C., Cambridge
Kenneth M. Bello, Esq., Panelist
Bello Welsh, LLP, Boston
Joshua M. Davis, Esq., Panelist
Goulston & Storrs PC, Boston
Hon. Judith Dein, Panelist
Massachusetts U.S. District Court, Boston
Nicole Decter, Esq., Panelist
Segal Roitman LLP, Boston
Philip Gordon, Esq., Panelist
Gordon Law Group LLP, Boston
Vivian Hsu, Esq., Panelist
Hsu & Associates LLC, Needham
Mark L. Irvings, Esq., Panelist
A Recognized Leader in Dispute Resolution
Maria Hanna Joseph, Esq., Panelist
Joseph Mediation Group
Thomas J. McCormick, Esq., Panelist
Heisler, Feldman, McCormick & Garrow, P.C., Springfield
Ellen J. Messing, Esq., Panelist
Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky PC, Newton
Barry James Miller, Esq., Panelist
Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Boston
Margaret Helen Paget, Esq., Conference Planning Committee
Kurker Paget LLC, Waltham
Gauri Punjabi, Esq., Conference Planning Committee
Boston Scientific Corporation, Marlborough
Meghan H. Slack, Esq., Conference Planning Committee
The Law Office of Meghan Slack, Burlington
John F. Tocci, Esq., Conference Planning Committee
Tocci & Lee LLC, Westwood

Sponsoring Sections:

Labor & Employment Section

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