Lunch & General Session: Before the Courts

2019 Employment Law & Legislative Conference

The US courts and the cases they hear provide a window into how the hot issues of the day are affecting work, workers and the workplace. MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent, Ari Melber, hosts a discussion between a nationally-known management attorney and a noted plaintiff attorney about the latest trends and legal issues affecting the workplace and where the courts are taking them.

You’ll hear:

  • The latest legal strategies attorneys and litigants are pursuing as they argue workplace cases in court.
  • Trends in litigation – which employment laws are seeing an uptick in cases.
  • How the national conversation on #MeToo and other issues are affecting court case outcomes.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Ari Melber


Ari Melber is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, writer and attorney. He serves as Chief Legal Correspondent for MSNBC, covering the Justice Department, Supreme Court, FBI, prominent court cases and national legal issues. In 2017, Melber began hosting his own show on MSNBC: The Beat and in 2018 The Beat averaged 1.5 million viewers per night, setting an MSNBC record for the 6 PM time slot in its first year on air.

Samantha Grant


Ms. Grant represents employers in a wide variety of labor and employment matters, including wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, breach of contract, fraud, wage and hour, public policy violations, defamation, invasion of privacy, and trade secret/unfair competition. She represents employers in state and federal court and before state and federal administrative agencies (e.g. EEOC, DFEH, DLSE, and NLRB). Ms. Grant conducts workplace investigations and provides advice and counseling to employers regarding compliance with state and federal law (including FMLA, ADA, Title VII, FEHA, and NLRA), personnel policies and manuals, and difficult personnel decisions.

Grand Ballroom
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