Susan Davis presents at the American Bar Association’s 2021 Virtual Midwinter Meetings of the Committees on Developing Labor Law and Practice & Procedure Under the NLRA

March 3-5, 2021

On March 3, 2021, Ms. Davis will participate in a panel, “Update from the Office of the General Counsel: 2020 Enforcement Developments and 2021 Planned Initiatives,” at the American Bar Association joint meetings of the Committees on Developing Labor Law and Practice & Procedure Under the NLRA.  The panel will discuss initiatives of the Acting General Counsel, steps he has taken to reverse actions of the prior General Counsel, motions he has filed before the National Labor Relations Board, and his new approach to working with the Regions.

Melissa S. Woods Presents on Harassment/ Discriminatory Conduct and Legal Ethics at the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law, Committee on Development of the Law under the NLRA’s 2021 Virtual Midwinter Meeting

On March 1, 2021, Ms. Woods will participate in a panel on Harassment/Discriminatory Conduct and Legal Ethics at the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law, Committee on Development of the Law under the NLRA’s 2021 Virtual Midwinter Meeting.  The panel will discuss the possibility of interpreting harassing and/or discriminatory conduct related to the practice of law as an ethics violation under ABA Model Rule 8.4(g).  Please click here if you would like to register.

 

Melissa S. Woods will participate on a panel titled The New Urgency of Diversity in Employment: Navigating the Rise of BLM Concerns and the Pushback from Some Quarters for the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers on December 10th

Melissa S. Woods will participate on a panel titled The New Urgency of Diversity in Employment:  Navigating the Rise of BLM Concerns and the Pushback from Some Quarters for the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers on December 10th.  The panel will address the challenges and legal issues employers (including law firms), employees and unions will confront in this dynamic environment when they seek to be proactive and take steps to facilitate effective and legally compliant programs and initiatives.

In Memoriam – Stephen B. Moldof

Steve, our partner, mentor and friend for 48 years, died after an extended illness on November 9, 2020. His passing is an immeasurable loss to the Firm.

Steve truly was a lawyer’s lawyer — a formidable litigator, negotiator, strategist and advisor. As befitting someone who loved to travel, he devoted the majority of his career to representing the Air Line Pilots Association. He litigated many of the seminal cases affirming that labor unions should be given broad deference in carrying out their representational duties. Some of his earliest cases, on behalf of flight attendants who were pregnant or living with chronic medical conditions, made real the guarantees of the federal non-discrimination laws and fundamentally changed the workplace.

An expert on international labor law, Steve was an active and beloved member of the American Bar Association’s International Labor and Employment Law Committee. In 2019, he was elected Vice Chair of the ABA’s Section of Labor and Employment Law.

In spite of his many gifts and accomplishments, Steve was always modest and self-effacing. He was a genuinely empathic person who cared about others. He had deep, longstanding relationships with clients, adversaries, colleagues and everyone in our Firm. He will be greatly missed.

The Firm extends its deepest condolences