|Presenter(s):||Alexander Colvin, Richard Griffin, Jr., Matthew Carlson, & Sean Ryan|
|Date:||May 16, 2019, 4-5:30 pm|
Join us for a discussion from leading experts in EPIC's impact.
Register at bit.ly/EpicChallengeBuffalo
Last year the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision ruled that individual arbitration agreements are enforceable; thus allowing for employment agreements which waive employees’ rights to bring class action lawsuits or pursue private class action arbitrations. This is one of the most important decisions from the Supreme Court to impact workplace issues. Join us for a discussion from those who argued before the Supreme Court, those who study mandatory arbitration, attorneys who have clients impacted by the EPIC decision, and efforts to change state law to challenge EPIC’s impact.
Alexander J.S. Colvin
Interim Dean and Martin F. Scheinman Professor of Conflict Resolution, Cornell ILR School
Author of The Growing Use of Mandatory Arbitration
Richard F. Griffin, Jr.
Of Counsel, Bredhoff & Kaiser, PLLC, Washington, DC
Former General Counsel of the NLRB, arguing against mandatory arbitration before the US Supreme Court
Law Office of Matthew D. Carlson
Of Counsel, Lichten & Liss-Riordan, PC
Represents workers in class action litigation, including cases against "gig economy" companies, Uber and Lyft
NYS Assembly Member, District 149
Discussing Private Attorney General statute pending in New York State
Partner, Creighton, Johnsen & Giroux, Buffalo, NY
ILR Buffalo Co-Lab
Partnership for the Public Good
WNY ILR Alumni Association
Bar Association of Erie County
with program support from NLRB