On this panel, Epstein Becker’s Financial Services strategic industry group discuss a number of topics that should be foremost in the minds of legal, compliance, and human resources professionals at financial services firms today.
The discussions include key developments in immigration law, executive compensation, FINRA dispute resolution, and internal whistleblower policies and practices.
I. Grasp the changes that have occurred as the result of President Obama’s November 2014 Executive Orders on U.S. immigration policy, what changes may still be in the pipeline, and what employers can do to address some of the obstacles they will face until these changes occur
II. Understand which issues in the field of executive compensation are of foremost importance for financial services employers today
III. Recognize FINRA dispute resolution rule changes that can impact how employers defend arbitrations at FINRA
IV. Identify and respond to potential exposure in the area of Dodd-Frank whistleblower compliance as the result of heightened SEC scrutiny of employment agreements, standards of conduct and confidentiality policies
Ms. Harders' practice focuses on all aspects of executive compensation and employee benefits law. Ms. Harders counsels a broad range of clients on executive compensation and employee benefit issues, tax-qualified and non-qualified plans, 401(k) plans, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, deferred compensation, executive incentive compensation plans, executive employment and severance agreements, Section 409A compliance, equity-based compensation plans, multiemployer plans and health and welfare plans and trusts.
Ms. Harders has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (2014) and Super Lawyers New York Metro – Employee Benefits/ERISA (2013) and recommended by The Legal 500 United States (2013).
JOHN F. FULLERTON III is a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green. He has substantial experience serving clients in the financial, health care, sports, real estate, and building service industries.
Since 2004, Mr. Fullerton has been an adjunct professor of law at Pace University School of Law, where he has taught classes in labor law and advanced appellate advocacy and served for nine years as the faculty advisor to the law school's National Moot Court team. A frequent lecturer, Mr. Fullerton has authored numerous articles on labor and employment topics for various publications, including The National Law Journal, The New York Law Journal, The Labor Lawyer, Employment Law360, Real Estate Weekly, Corporate Counsel, and Dispute Resolution Journal. He has also authored the book Employment Separation Agreements Line by Line: A Detailed Look at Employment Separation Agreements and How to Change Them to Meet Your Clients' Needs, published by Thomson West in 2011. He edits and contributes to the Financial Services Employment Law Blog and serves as coeditor of the firm's Act Now Advisories.
Mr. Fullerton is a graduate of Brown University and New York University School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Moot Court Casebook and a recipient of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers' Norman Ostrow Scholarship. Following graduation, he clerked for the Hon. Allyne R. Ross of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Mr. Fullerton has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (2007 to 2014) and New York Super Lawyers - Metro Edition (2007 to 2013). He is described as an "expert in labor union law" in the 2006 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.
Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
J.D., New York University School of Law, 1994
B.A., Brown University, magna cum laude, 1988
Aime Dempsey is a Senior Attorney in the Litigation and Labor and Employment practices, in the firm's New York office. She handles a broad range of commercial and employment-related matters in federal and state courts and before arbitration tribunals and administrative agencies.
Ms. Dempsey has experience representing clients in a wide variety of industries and areas, concentrating on the financial services industry, but also including the advertising and media, health care, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and distributing, and not-for-profit industries. She is a member of the firm's Technology, Media, and Telecommunications strategic industry group.
Kimberly N. Grant is Senior Counsel in the Labor and Employment practice, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green. She has served clients in the consumer products, specialty packaging, hospitality, pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical, medical device, specialty chemicals, content marketing, aviation, and confectionery industries, among others.
Prior to joining Epstein Becker Green, Ms. Grant was an attorney at a corporate immigration law firm, where she focused on providing advice to human resources personnel, in-house counsel, and foreign national employees in the area of U.S. immigration law. Previously, she clerked in the Immigration Unit of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, where she researched and drafted bench memoranda on immigration law issues.
Ms. Grant regularly lectures on U.S. immigration laws and compliance topics and provides pro bono services, which have included counseling natives of Haiti on applying for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and work authorization following the earthquake in Haiti in 2010.
In 2014, Ms. Grant was named to the New Jersey Rising Stars list in the area of Immigration. While at law school, Ms. Grant received the Dr. Samuel Belkin Award for exceptional contribution to the growth and development of Cardozo Law School. She also was the James Boskey Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Writing Competition Winner, which was presented by the American Bar Association’s Section of Dispute Resolution.
Jennifer Taler is an Associate at Berry Appleman and Leiden. She represents large multinational clients and their employees across a wide range of immigration matters.
Ms. Taler’s experience includes:
Advising employers on business-related immigration matters involving the recruitment, hiring, transfer, and retention of foreign nationals in the United States
Securing employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visas for employees of large multinational corporations
Advising on immigration options and strategies for front, middle, and back-office positions based on a client’s long- and short-term global mobility needs
Counseling clients on all aspects of the permanent residency process
Prior to joining Epstein Becker Green, Ms. Taler was an associate in the Immigration Practice Group of a commercial law firm in New York City.
While attending law school, Ms. Taler was an Associate Editor of the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal and a two-time national competitor for Fordham’s Moot Court team. She also served as a legal intern in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn, New York; a judicial extern for Judge Mary Catherine Cuff of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, in West Long Branch, New Jersey; and a Summer Law Intern in the Law Department of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Great speakers Great speakers Great speakers
Excellent coverage of tricky topics
Great presentation! Engaging and knowledgeable presenters. I felt the content was very helpful in understanding this area of law. Thank you!
Invaluable issues overview
The material was complex and probably not enough time allotted to really cover it as thoroughly as I would have liked
real well done
I viewed Part IV first and it was very good. I am going to do the other 3 parts.
Nice overview of more hot topics
Excellent introductory material to these topics
found to be helpful
Today's presentation was very well done. I would recommend all parts of this Financial Services series.
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