You’ve Been Served: Best Practices for HR Pros When Asked to Assist with Employment Litigation | Sessions

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