Jennifer Riley, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s EEOC: Updates, Investigations and Enforcement in 2018

Top Quote The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Jennifer Riley, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “EEOC: Updates, Investigations and Enforcement in 2018.” This event is scheduled for May 9, 2018 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (ET). End Quote
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    About Jennifer Riley

    Ms. Riley is a partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. She is a member of the Firm’s Labor & Employment Department and a member of the Firm’s Complex Discrimination Litigation and Wage & Hour Litigation Practice Groups.

    Ms. Riley practices in the employment litigation area, with a particular emphasis on complex collective and class action proceedings. She regularly represents companies facing class actions, collective actions, pattern or practice lawsuits, and systemic investigations, involving hundreds to thousands of putative class members. Ms. Riley counsels and defends employers from a range of employment law theories, including claims of race, age, gender, and disability discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and alleged wage and hour violations.

    About Seyfarth Shaw LLP

    At Seyfarth Shaw LLP, we are leading the way in delivering legal services more effectively, more efficiently, and more transparently. With more than 850 attorneys in the United States, London, Shanghai, Melbourne, and Sydney, we offer a national platform and an international gateway to serve our clients’ changing business and legal needs in corporate, employee benefits, employment, litigation, and real estate. Seyfarth Shaw provides thoughtful, strategic, practical legal counsel to clients of all sizes across all industries, delivering excellent legal service, sophisticated technology and process improvement solutions. Our clients range from Fortune 100 to midsize companies, and include publicly traded and privately held companies and various types of funds.

    Our success is the result of a constant, unrelenting focus on the needs of our clients, and we are always looking for ways to meet our clients’ needs for value and efficiency while maintaining the high quality of our services. That's why we created SeyfarthLean®, our proprietary, value-driven client service model, which combines the core principles of Lean Six Sigma process improvement with project management and tailored technology solutions. Since 2005, SeyfarthLean has been unique within the legal profession and a distinctive approach to providing, delivering, and managing client and legal services.

    Our client-first approach has resulted in numerous accolades from a variety of highly respected industry associations, consulting firms, and the media, including: BTI Consulting’s “Client Service A-Team” list, which ranks firms that serve the Fortune 1000 and is based exclusively on client feedback; a top spot in the Financial Times North America Innovative Lawyers 2015 report of the most innovative firms; the Association of Corporate Counsel “Value Champion” award; and multiple awards from the International Legal Technology Association, including 2014 “Innovative Project of the Year” and 2013 “Innovative Law Firm of the Year.”

    Event Synopsis:

    In February 2018, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its strategic plan for fiscal years 2018-2022. The previous strategic plan had expired. The new strategic plan conforms to, and follows on the heels of, the agency’s updated strategic enforcement plan for fiscal years 2017-2021. These new plans maintain EEOC's six enforcement priorities and add two new emerging issues that will receive the agency’s focus – the application of anti-discrimination laws to complex employment relationships, and discriminatory practices against Muslims, Sikhs, and other persons of Arab, Middle Eastern, or South Asian descent. These enforcement priorities will serve as EEOC's guide in investigations and litigation on the upcoming years.

    Listen as a panel of key thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group provide the audience with an overview of EEOC's enforcement priorities for 2018 and beyond. They will also review recent notable enforcement activities and how these will impact employers' compliance practices. Speakers will also offer practical pieces of advice in navigating EEOC investigations and in resolving charges.

    In a LIVE Webcast, the speakers will discuss:

    • EEOC's Strategic Enforcement Plan for FY 2017-2021, and Strategic Plan for FY 2018-2022
    • Recent Notable EEOC Enforcement Actions and Policy Guidance
    • Latest Case Law Developments
    • Preparing for EEOC Investigations
    • Navigating the Conciliation Process
    • EEOC Task Force Report – Best Practices for Workplace Training

    About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

    The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:

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