The digital age has heightened public awareness of various employment law issues in recent years. From the #MeToo movement, to high-profile racial bias incidents, to Title VII protections for the LGBTQ+ community and more, these issues are thrusting many employment attorneys and their clients into the spotlight. Greater attention to such issues, however, often means increased scrutiny of employment lawyers’ ethical responsibilities.
Employment lawyers must navigate a wide range of ethics issues in their daily practices. Conversely, the litigation process frequently results in the issuance of formal ethics opinions by judges and state bar associations that determine the scope of the ethical rules within the context of employment law. By staying abreast of these formal opinions, employment litigators and in-house counsel can be fully prepared to provide their clients with the most effective legal solutions.
This course, presented by Michael J. Willemin, Partner at Wigdor LLP, offers insights from plaintiffs’ counsel on some common ways in which ethics issues arise when practicing employment law. The course will also provide tips for employment lawyers on how to identify and respond to potential ethical pitfalls during the course of litigation.
Michael J. Willemin is a Partner at Wigdor LLP, a prominent employment litigation firm based in New York. Mr. Willemin’s practice focuses on litigating labor and employment matters, including sexual harassment, race, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability and age discrimination, retaliation, defamation, family and medical leave, wage and hour, whistleblower and contract cases. Additionally, Mr. Willemin handles certain high-profile personal injury cases, including wrongful death. He is experienced in representing a wide variety of individuals and corporate clients in both state and federal court, as well as in arbitration. Mr. Willemin has represented clients from a wide variety of professions, including the financial services industry, media and entertainment industry, restaurant and hospitality industry, and corporate entities. He was selected as a Law360 Employment Rising Star for 2018, and has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star honoree for the past five years (2014-2018). Mr. Willemin earned his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 2011 and his B.A. in Political Science from Providence College in 2008. Mr. Willemin is admitted to practice law in both New York and Massachusetts, as well as the Southern District of New York and Eastern District of New York.
Very interesting and good refresher on some points that I don't frequently encounter.
Good plaintiff’s attorney perspective-thank you.
lots of practical advice
Interesting and Entertaining
I thought this was a particularly thorough and clear presentation.
The presentation in this hour is very clear and practical; this is probably the best ethics CLE I have ever taken.
Very good course for someone who does not practice in the area on the legal ethics issues that one may encounter in labor and employment law.
informative and well organized and presented
Great presentation and very informative.
Great and actually very useful in my practice area
Great topic. Great insights.
Very good context.
interesting and informative
Well presented and concise.
Very precise and detailed
Excellent course! The presenter had a nice, easy style and presented a lot of helpful information in an interesting way. I would definitely recommend this to others!
Engaging manner of presentation
Very helpful and informative
Great course. Learned a lot about issues of which I was not readily familiar like restrictions on contacts with potential clients and the nuances of what is and isn't allowed in settlement agreements
Good, clear presentation.
Interesting topic extremely relevant to my practice. Interested in knowing more about prohibition of confidentiality agreements.
Excellent Presentation !
Very thorough and timely.
EXCELLENT PRESENTER! Relevant info I can use today.. Thank you!