When Worlds Collide: The Intersection of Employment Law and Other Areas of Federal Practice
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When: Friday, February 17, 2017
11:00 AM -- 4:20 PM CT
Where: John Gottschalk Freedom Center, Omaha
14th & Capitol Ave.
Omaha, Nebraska 
United States

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MCLE Accreditation
*Nebraska MCLE #135381. Iowa MCLE #251919. 4.5 CLE hours. (Regular/live)

This program has also been approved for 4.5 hours of CLE in the Iowa Federal Courts.

Registration Fees
$295 - Regular registration
$225 - NSBA dues-paying member or Nebraska Chapter of the Federal Bar Association member
FREE - Law students

11:00 am   Registration/Lunch/Welcoming Remarks

11:30 am   Employment Law Regarding State and Local Government Employees
David A. Lopez, Assistant Attorney General at Nebraska Department of Justice
This presentation will discuss the most typical claims asserted by state and local government employees, as well as the procedure for bringing such claims.

12:00 pm   Update from the Bench
Hon. William J. Riley, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
This presentation will focus on trends and common issues in employment law cases from the judiciary’s perspective.

1:00 pm    Panel on Immigration, Transgender, and Indian Law and Their Impacts on Employment Law
Panelists: Jessica A. Feinstein and Jessica C. Källström- Schreckengost, Jackson Lewis, and Sheila D. Corbine, Fredericks Peebles & Morgan Moderator: Hon. Joseph F. Bataillon, Senior Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska
This presentation will include a brief summary from each panelist about how their topic of expertise (immigration, transgender issues, or Indian law) relates to employment law.  The presentation will also feature a guided discussion about current trends within each practice area.

2:00 pm    Break

2:20 pm    Social Media, Employment Law, and the Workplace
Kelli P. Lieurance, Baird Holm
This presentation will highlight some of the developing legal issues surrounding Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn use in (and out of) the workplace, and cover such topics as “protected, concerted activity,” privacy issues, security issues related to personal devices in the workplace, and noncompete restrictions.

2:50 pm    Bankruptcy and Contemporaneous Employment Law Litigation
Brandon R. Tomjack and T. Randall Wright, Baird Holm
This presentation will address how bankruptcy proceedings impact contemporaneous employment law litigation.

3:20 pm    Panel on Electronically Stored Information (ESI)
Panelists: Hon. Cheryl R. Zwart, U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska; Kelly K. Brandon, Fiedler & Timmer; Kate E. Jones, Kutak Rock
This presentation will address current issues regarding electronic discovery from the perspectives of the plaintiff’s bar, defense counsel, and the judiciary.

4:20 pm    Adjourn