Elaine Koch Moderates Talk at National Conference on EEO Law
March 14, 2012
EEO law tends to evolve quickly and carries harsh ramifications for those who do not understand the rules. Kansas City Partner Elaine Drodge Koch will join nationally recognized speakers, including judges, top government officials and private practitioners, for a discussion of this year’s top EEO law developments at the 2012 ABA National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law, set for March 21-24 in San Francisco, Calif.
Koch will moderate a meeting of management and defense lawyers for the conference’s annual update of significant EEO cases as presented by Paul Grossman. Overall, the conference will include a broad array of topics, from the momentous recent developments in class action and pattern and practice cases to hot topics in LGBT rights, whistleblowing, equal pay, EEOC investigations, workplace issues relating to criminal convictions, international employment disputes, social media and more.
This year the conference also will include instructive panels with federal judges concerning litigating and appealing discrimination cases and shared programming with the Ethics Committee. The program will address and evaluate issues from the perspective of employee, management, union and government counsel.
A national speaker on employment law and litigation techniques, Koch is global leader of Bryan Cave’s Labor and Employment Group. Her practice focuses primarily on employment litigation, civil rights litigation and business torts, in addition to counseling clients on employment issues. With more than 25 years of experience as a trial lawyer, Koch has tried a wide variety of jury trials in state and federal court and has tried arbitrations, bench trials and the largest individual taxpayer case in the history of the United States Tax Court. Her litigation experience includes contract disputes, class actions, employment litigation, business torts, products liability and civil rights litigation.
to view the 2012 ABA National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law brochure.