26th Annual Carl A. Warns, Jr. Labor and Employment Law Institute

June 18, 2009, 7:45am – June 19, 2009, 4:00pm
Louisville Marriott Downtown Hotel, 280 W. Jefferson Street
Sponsored by: Borowitz & Goldsmith; Frost Brown Todd; Greenebaum Doll & McDonald; Priddy, Cutler, Miller & Meade; and Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs
Registration Cost: $395; 10% discount for multiple registrations and early registration by May 1

Labor and Employment Law for a New Economic and Political Era

Has been approved for 13.25 CLE hours, including 2 ethics hours, by the Kentucky Bar Association. 


Program Date and time Location CLE hours Cost Brochure Online registration
26th Annual Carl A. Warns, Jr., Labor and Employment Law Institute June 18-19
7:45 a.m.-4 p.m.
Louisville Marriott Downtown Hotel, 280 West Jefferson Street 13.25 hours (2 ethics hours) $395. 10% discount for multiple registrations and early registration by May 1. pdf CLOSED


Thursday, June 18

7:45 AM:  Registration

8:20 AM:  Welcome

  • Jim Chen, Dean and Professor of Law, University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law

Session I.   

8:30-9:15 AM:  Review of Kentucky Employment Law Cases

  • David Leightty, Leightty & Associates, Louisville, KY

9:15-10:15 AM:  Review of U.S. Supreme Court Labor and Employment Cases

  • Kenneth G. Dau-Schmidt, Willard & Margaret Carr Professor of Labor and Employment Law, Indiana University-Bloomington

10:15-10:30 AM:  Break

Session II.   

10:30-12:00 PM:  The Obama Legislative Agenda

  • William Lurye, Associate General Counsel, AFL-CIO, Washington, DC
  • Marc Fredman, Director, Labor Law Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC
  • Ross E. Eisenberg, Vice President, Economic Policy Institute, Washington, DC

12:00-1:00 PM:  Lunch

1:00-2:00 PM:  Carl A. Warns, Jr. Lecture: The Fall and Rise of Self-Governance at Work

Session III.   

  • Moderator: George Adams, Fisher & Phillips LLP, Louisville, KY

2:00-2:45 PM:  FMLA Update

  • Victoria A. Lipnic, Former Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment Standards, Arlington, VA

2:45-3:00 PM:  Break

3:00-3:45 PM:  Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008

  • Mark A. Rothstein, Herbert F. Boehl Chair of Law and Medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine

3:45-4:45 PM:  Law and Ethics of Lawyer Mobility

Friday, June 19

Session IV.   

  • Moderator: Thomas J. Schulz, Priddy, Cutler, Miller & Meade PLLC, Louisville, KY

8:00-8:45 AM:  Unemployment Insurance Update

8:45-9:30 AM:  Workers’ Compensation Developments

9:30-9:45 AM:  Break

Session V.   

9:45-10:30 AM:  ADA Amendments Act of 2008

  • Ann S. McGinley, William S. Boyd Professor of Law, University of Nevada-Las Vegas

10:30-11:15 AM:  Public Employee Labor Law

  • Martin H. Malin, Professor of Law and Director, Institute for Law and the Workplace, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology

11:15 AM -12:00 PM:  NLRB Update

12:00-1:00 PM:  Lunch
Session VI.   

  • Moderator: Aimee L. McFerren, Trial Attorney, EEOC, Louisville, KY

1:00-2:00 PM:  At the Crossroads: Employment Issues, WARN Act and Bankruptcy Law

  • Bonnie Glantz Fatell, Blank Rome LLP, Wilmington, DE
  • Paul Friedman, Blank Rome LLP, New York, NY

2:00-2:45 PM:  EEOC Update

  • Carolyn L. Wheeler, Office of the General Counsel, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, DC

2:45-3:00 PM:  Break

3:00-4:00 PM:  Multiple Representation Issues in Labor and Employment Cases

4:00 PM:  Conference Adjourns

Background Information

Labor & Employment Law Institute Program and Registration Form154.88 KB