The nationally recognized Labor and Employment Practice of Epstein Becker Green hosted its biannual symposium at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on Jan. 26, 2011. The program, "Obama, Tea Party, Health Care, Jobs: A Midterm Review on the Impact on Labor and Employment Law, "highlighted discussions of the significant labor and employment issues that have occurred in the past two years and what businesses can expect to see in this changing economic and social environment.

The event featured keynote speaker Darrel Thompson, Senior Advisor to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and guest speaker Norah O'Donnell, MSNBC Chief Washington Correspondent. Epstein Becker Green's attorneys covered topics from the effects of health care reform to the proliferation of wage and hour litigation to changes in employee benefits to immigration policies.

In attendance were more than 150 top-tier executives from various industries including, hospitality, health care, retail, financial services, energy, food and beverage, and government agencies. In addition, several media outlets covered the event including, Legal News, The Associated Press, Employee Benefits News, SHRM, and Business & Legal Reports, to name a few.

Photos from the Event 

Jay P. Krupin

 Jay P. Krupin, Chair of the Labor and Employment Practice

Keynote Speaker, Darrel Thompson, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intergovernmental and External Affairs to U.S. Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid

 Guest Speaker, Norah O'Donnell, MSNBC Chief Washington Correspondent

Labor Relations Panelists (left to right): Jay P. Krupin, Steven S. Swirsky, and Ana S. Salper, Members of the Firm 

Employee Benefits Panelists (left to right): Joan A. Disler, Gretchen Harders, and Michelle Capezza, Members of the Firm

Health Care Panelists (left to right): Douglas A. Hastings, Chair of the Board of Directors of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., and Member of the Firm's Health Care and Life Sciences Practice, and Mark E. Lutes, Member of the Firm (not shown: Lynn Shapiro Snyder, Senior Member)

Immigration Panelists (left to right): Robert S. Groban, Jr., Member of the Firm and Chair of the Immigration Practice, Pierre Georges Bonnefil, Member of the Firm, and Jang Hyuk Im, Associate

Supreme Court Panelists (left to right): Stuart M. Gerson, Frank C. Morris, Jr., and Peter A. Steinmeyer, Members of the Firm

William J. Milani, Allen B. Roberts, Joseph D. Guarino

Labor and Employment Law 2011 Forecast Panelists (left to right): William J. Milani, Allen B. Roberts, Joseph D. Guarino, Members of the Firm (not shown: David W. Garland, Member of the Firm)

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