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You’ve Been Served: Best Practices for HR Pros When Asked to Assist with Employment Litigation
In-Person and Virtual Tuesday 06/13/2023 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Workplace (Technical) | Intended Audience: Mid-Level
Workplace Application:
Participants will learn best practices and receive practical tips when partnering with their organization's in-house and outside counsel. 

When former employees file lawsuits, HR professionals are often expected to partner with in-house counsel and/or their employer's outside attorney, to assist in managing the litigation.  In this engaging one-hour session, participants will acquire practical strategies, best practices, and insights from Adam Rosenthal, a frequent SHRM speaker and experienced employment litigator, on the lifecycle of an employment lawsuit and HR's role in helping their employer prepare a strong defense.

Learning Objectives:

  • Obtain a solid understanding of litigation 101 and the 'lifecycle' of employment lawsuit, from pre-lawsuit investigations, to initial pleadings, written discovery, depositions, motions, and finally trials and arbitrations.
  • Receive concrete and practical advice on how they can effectively partner with both in-house counsel as well as their company's outside attorney, including how to maintain the attorney-client privilege, interact with witnesses, and manage communications regarding the claims in the lawsuit.
  • Learn how to perform many of their day-to-day duties with an eye toward preventing lawsuits from every being filed, while at the same time creating a proper, compliant, and legal evidentiary record should a disgruntled employee file a lawsuit.

In-person session offerings are on a first-come, first-served basis.

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All virtual sessions inherently run the risk of audio or visual issues due to factors out of our control. If any technical difficulties arise, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we work diligently to resolve it. Most virtual sessions are recorded and will be available to view on demand until Monday, August 14 at 8:00 AM PT.

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Adam Rosenthal, Employment Law Partner,
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, LLP