CLE Program

39th Annual Labor & Employment Spring Conference


Date: Friday, May 4, 2018
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


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

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MBA Paralegals : $75.00
MBA Law Student : $0.00
MBA Member : $99.00
MBA New Admittee : $75.00
Non-member : $160.00

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Join us on Friday, May 4, for the 39th Annual Labor & Employment Law Spring Conference at Suffolk University Law School.

This year's keynote speaker will be Evelyn F. Murphy, president of The WAGE Project Inc. Murphy is a former lieutenant governor and author of "Getting Even: Why Women Don't Get Paid Like Men -- And What to do About It."

Conference Agenda

  • 8:30-9:30 a.m.: Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 9:30-9:45 a.m.: Welcoming Remarks
    • Margaret H. Paget, Esq., chair, Massachusetts Bar Association Labor & Employment Section; Kurker Paget LLC, Waltham
    • Christopher P. Sullivan, Esq., president, Massachusetts Bar Association
    • Jaimeson E. Porter, Esq., Schwartz Hannum PC
  • 9:45-10:30 a.m.: Keynote Address
    • Evelyn F. Murphy, The WAGE Project Inc.
  • 10:30-11:30a.m.: Massachusetts Equal Pay Act: New Developments, Issues and the Attorney General's Guidance
    • Moderator: Dahlia C. Rudavsky, Esq., Messing Rudavsky & Welicky PC
    • Genevieve Nadeau, Esq., deputy division chief of the Civil Rights Division, Attorney General's Office
    • Hillary J. Massey, Esq., Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • 11:30-11:45 a.m.: Networking Break
  • 11:45-12:45 p.m.: Making Your Case in the Court of Public Opinion
    • Christine Hughes, vice president and general counsel, Emerson College
    • Ashley McCown, president, Solomon McCown & Co.
    • T.J. Winick, vice president, Solomon McCown & Co.
  • 12:45-1:15 p.m.: Lunch provided by the Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 1:15-2 p.m.: Labor Law Update
    • Kirsten B. White, Esq., Schwartz Hannum PC
    • James A.W. Shaw, Esq., Segal Roitman LLP
  • 2-2:55 p.m.: Employment Law Update
    • Moderator: John F. Tocci, Esq., Tocci & Lee LLC
    • Catherine E. Reuben, Esq., Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP
    • Melissa Pomfred, Esq., Pomfred Law Offices PLLC
  • 2:55-3 p.m.: Closing Remarks
    • Craig D. Levey, Esq., Bennett & Belfort PC

This annual event is presented by the MBA's Labor & Employment Law Section


Jaimeson E. Porter, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Boar's Head Brand, Sarasota
Craig D. Levey, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Bennett & Belfort PC, Cambridge
Margaret H. Paget, Esq., Chair, Massachusetts Bar Association Labor & Employment Section
Kurker Paget LLC, Waltham
Meghan H. Slack, Esq., Vice Chair, Massachusetts Bar Association Labor & Employment Section
The Law Office of Meghan Slack, Burlington
Christopher P. Sullivan, Esq., President, Massachusetts Bar Association
Robins Kaplan LLP, Boston
Evelyn F. Murphy, President, Keynote Speaker
The Wage Project Inc.
Christine Hughes, Esq., Panelist
Vice President and General Counsel, Emerson College
Hillary Joy Massey, Esq., Panelist
Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Boston
Ashley McCown, Panelist
Solomon McCown & Company Inc., Boston
Genevieve Nadeau, Esq., Panelist
Melissa Pomfred, Esq., Panelist
Pomfred Law Offices, PLLC, Franklin
Catherine E. Reuben, Esq., Panelist
Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP, Boston
Dahlia C. Rudavsky, Esq., Moderator
Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky PC, Newton
James A.W. Shaw, Esq., Panelist
Segal Roitman LLP, Boston
John F. Tocci, Esq., Moderator
Tocci & Lee LLC, Westwood
Kirsten B. White, Esq., Panelist
Fox Rothschild LLP, Boston
T.J. Winick, Panelist
Solomon McCown & Company Inc., Boston

Sponsoring Sections:

Labor & Employment Section

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