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Koch Joins National Conference on Employment Law as Speaker

November 2, 2010

Employment litigation and regulations remain some of the most changeable areas of the law, with employers who aren’t up-to-date paying a hefty price. Kansas City Partner Elaine Drodge Koch joins a lineup of top national practitioners Nov. 3-6 for the American Bar Association’s Fourth Annual Section of Labor and Employment Law Conference to help make sense of recent legal developments.

Among other topics, the conference will address recent claims related to cyberspace issues (think blogging, texts, Twitter and GPS), changes from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, discrimination and retaliation claims, Obama administration labor and employment initiatives and hot topics in wage and hour laws.

As part of the litigation track, Koch will address problems with the not so “perfect” witness – or how to salvage a win when your key witness flubs up. Issues such as prior inconsistent statements, past lawsuits and imperfect behavior at work will be addressed, as will tips on reading body language, decisions about videotaping and the limits of conferring during the deposition.

Considered by many the premier meeting focused on all aspects of labor and employment law, this annual conference provides an opportunity to meet and talk with top practitioners representing plaintiffs, employers, unions and neutrals, as well as in-house counsel, academics, government lawyers and government regulators.

Koch is global leader of Bryan Cave’s Labor & Employment Client Service Group. She has more than 25 years of experience as a trial lawyer and has tried a wide variety of jury trials in state and federal court, as well as arbitrations and bench trials. She is a national speaker on employment law and litigation techniques. A fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Koch also serves on the editorial board of The Practical Litigator.

Click here for more information on the ABA’s Fourth Annual Section of Labor and Employment Law Conference, Nov. 3-6 in Chicago, Ill.

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