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New York Partner Vincent Alfieri will participate in a panel at the ABA 9th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference. Last year, more than 1,300 attorneys attended the conference.

The Nov. 7 panel will evaluate the McDonnell Douglas pleading and evidentiary standard. From the outset of every discrimination dispute, lawyers on both sides must examine whether the plaintiff can meet the burden under McDonnell Douglas to survive summary judgment – that the employment decision under consideration was more likely than not motivated by discrimination. The panel will review trends and circuit differences in applying the test; various asserted bases for the inference; use of comparator evidence; the significance of shifting or pretextual employer explanations; and legal and practical employer strategies to work with McDonnell Douglas.

The other panelists will include Alice Ballard, Alice Ballard, P.C.; United States District Judge Mark Bennett, Northern District of Iowa; and Deborah Malamud, AnBryce Professor of Law, New York University School of Law. 

Alfieri’s employment litigation practice involves the defense of employers against the full range of employment-related statutory and common law claims. His practice also includes disputes arising out of employment contracts and restrictive covenants; breaches of the employee’s fiduciary duties; and theft and/or misuse of confidential information and trade secrets. Alfieri’s litigation experience includes jury and non-jury trials, appeals, administrative proceedings, arbitrations and mediations. Alfieri has served as leader of Bryan Cave’s firmwide Labor and Employment Group, and as the managing partner of the New York office. He is currently the firmwide lateral hiring partner.

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