CLE Program

50th Annual Robert Fuchs Labor Law Conference


Date: Thursday, February 15, 2024
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


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

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The Massachusetts Bar Association's Labor & Employment Section is proud to welcome back the legal community in person to the 50th Annual Robert Fuchs Labor Law Conference on Feb. 15, 2024, at Suffolk University Law School.

This year, the conference co-chairs invited National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Chair Lauren M. McFerran and member Marvin E. Kaplan as our keynote speakers.

McFerran served as a member of the NLRB from Dec. 17, 2014, until Dec. 16, 2019. On July 29, 2020, the Senate confirmed her renomination as a board member for a term expiring on Dec. 16, 2024.

Kaplan has served as a member of the NLRB since Aug. 10, 2017. On July 29, 2020, the Senate confirmed him for another term of five years expiring Aug. 27, 2025.

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.:  Registration
1:00 p.m. – 1:05 p.m.:  Welcome and Introduction 
Provided by Laurie Houle, Esq. and Kier Wachterhauser, Esq.
1:05 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.:  Keynote Speakers Presentation
National Labor Relations Board Chair Lauren M. McFerran, Esq.
National Labor Relations Board Member Marvin E. Kaplan, Esq.
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.:  Networking Break
2:45 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.:  Presentation of Fuch’s Award
2:55 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.:  Labor Law Developments and Legal Updates
Brendan T. Sweeney, Esq., Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP, Boston
Brian P. Senier, Esq., Feinberg, Dumont & Brennan, Boston
Alfred Gordon, Esq., Pyle, Rome, Ehrenberg, PC, Boston
Patrice Dixon, Esq., Jackson Lewis Boston.
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.: Networking Reception

Do not miss this exclusive opportunity to network with colleagues, program faculty, and the leaders of the labor and employment bar.

This year's conference will be hosted in-person at Suffolk Univeristy Law School. You must register by 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 12 to attend.


Laurie R. Houle, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Massachusetts Teachers Association, Quincy
Kier Wachterhauser, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane LLP, Braintree
Laura A. Sacks, Regional Director, Regional Director
National Labor Relations Board, Boston
Lauren M. McFerran, Chairman, Keynote Speaker
National Labor Relations Board
Marvin E. Kaplan, Member, Keynote Speaker
National Labor Relations Board
Patrice Dixon, Esq., Panelist
Jackson Lewis, Boston
Alfred Gordon, Esq., Panelist
Pyle Rome Ehrenberg PC, Boston
Brian P. Senier, Esq., Panelist
Feinberg, Dumont & Brennan, Boston
Brendan T. Sweeney, Esq., Panelist
Morgan, Brown & Joy LLP, Boston

Sponsoring Sections:

Labor & Employment Section

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