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Financial Services Part I: Strategies for Avoiding Workplace Violence in the Financial Services Industry

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Produced on July 18, 2019

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Course Information

Time 1h 3m
Difficulty Advanced
Topics covered in this course: Labor & Employment

Course Description

One need look no further than the headlines to understand the importance of preventing violence in the workplace. Financial services institutions face additional risks because of employee interaction with the public. 

In Part I of this Financial Services curriculum, Epstein Becker Green’s Elizabeth McManus and Edward Yennock will cover:

  • Common myths regarding workplace violence

  • Employer obligations to provide a safe environment

  • Effective strategies for preventing and dealing with workplace violence 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Dispel common myths surrounding violence in the workplace
  2. Break down employer obligations
  3. Identify the additional risks faced by financial services institutions
  4. Develop strategies for the prevention of workplace violence and handling instances when they occur

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Elizabeth K. McManus

Epstein Becker Green

ELIZABETH K. McMANUS is a Senior Counsel in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm's New York office.

Ms. McManus’s experience includes:

  • Representing employers in various industries in both federal and state court and before administrative agencies in cases involving allegations of unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; wage and hour collective actions; ERISA plan litigation; and other employment-related matters
  • Advising both private and public employers on a wide range of labor and employment issues, including workplace policies, wage and hour compliance, terminations, layoffs, and reductions in force
  • Assisting employers with the movement of employees between competitive businesses, including restrictive covenants
  • Counseling clients on novel issues of employee relations, including drug testing and accommodation questions in the wake of recreational and medical marijuana (cannabis) laws recently passed in many states

Before joining Epstein Becker Green, Ms. McManus was an attorney in the Labor and Employment Group of a national law firm.  Earlier in her career, she served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Renée Marie Bumb of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. In addition, Ms. McManus is an adjunct professor at the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law and has also lectured at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Edward M. Yennock

Epstein Becker Green

EDWARD M. YENNOCK is a Senior Counsel in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management and Litigation practices, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green. He focuses his practice on the areas of employment disputes and complex civil litigation.

In 2017, Mr. Yennock was named to the New York Metro Rising Stars list, in the areas of Employment Litigation: Defense and Employment & Labor.

Mr. Yennock:

  • Represents employers in lawsuits, arbitrations, and mediations involving a range of employment law issues, including breaches of restrictive covenants and confidentiality agreements, compensation disputes, misappropriation of confidential information and trade secrets, raiding, partnership disputes, and harassment and discrimination claims
  • Conducts internal investigations and prepares employers for anticipated litigation and regulatory action
  • Prosecutes and defends appeals in federal circuit courts of appeal around the country

In addition, Mr. Yennock understands the nuances of litigating matters that attract substantial public and media scrutiny. He works closely with institutional clients’ broader crisis management teams to ensure that an embattled client’s interests are being protected both inside and outside the courtroom.

Representative Experience

  • Conducted an internal investigation of claimed employee misconduct on behalf of a prominent medical institution
  • Advised a major pharmaceutical company regarding matters of compliance with an FDA consent decree
  • Counseled financial firms engaged in the business of litigation funding on a range of issues related to their existing and prospective investments, including risks and upside associated therewith as well as privilege and document retention issues
  • On behalf of a client involved in multibillion-dollar, transnational environmental litigation, prepared winning appellate briefs submitted before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, and D.C. Circuits, and successfully opposed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari before the Supreme Court of the United States
  • Defended the City of New York and its private contractors against thousands of claims arising from the post-9/11 recovery and clean-up operation at the World Trade Center disaster site
  • Defended a global manufacturer of organic and specialty foods against multimillion-dollar claims arising from a nationwide product recall
  • In a multi-jurisdictional trademark infringement litigation, executed a removal and transfer strategy resulting in dismissal of counterclaims

Before joining Epstein Becker Green, Mr. Yennock was associated with an international law and public-policy firm headquartered in Washington, D.C. While at law school, Mr. Yennock served on the Editorial Board of the Seton Hall Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law. He also served as an intern at the New York State Office of the Attorney General’s Litigation Bureau in Manhattan, where he assisted in the defense of harassment and discrimination suits and other employment-related litigation.


Roger B.

Very well done. Thank You!

Alan T.

Very good information and advice.

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