Chicago Chapter

Downtown Lunch CLE - The EEOC Changes Course: Focus on Facts


University Club, Michigan Room, 76 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603.  The Club has a dress code specifically stating no denim, shorts or tennis shoes permitted. Collared shirts required for men. Valet parking available.


For the last several years, the EEOC has been focusing on large nationwide cases and pursuing novel theories. With a new Commission at hand, we will provide insight on how the EEOC will continue to be a force to be reckoned with, particularly in the areas of hostile work environment, and ADA, pregnancy and religious accommodation.


Kathryn Montgomery Moran, Principal, Chicago Office Litigation Manager, Jackson Lewis P.C.
Ms. Moran has extensive litigation experience in individual and class action cases in state and federal courts and administrative agencies. When disputes cannot be resolved by agreement or dismissed on technical grounds, she tries cases before juries, judges, administrative law judges and arbitrators. She has successfully defended employers accused of the following: age, sex, race, disability and national origin discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliatory discharge, ERISA violations, Family and Medical Leave Act violations, defamation, fraud, tortious interference, infliction of emotional distress, breach of contract, and wage and hour violations. Ms. Moran handles matters in state and federal courts around the country, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Human Rights Commission, and other government agencies. While Ms. Moran loves trials, she understands that not all of her clients share that passion. Her philosophy is to determine at the outset what her client’s goals are—be it early resolution, saving money, avoiding adverse publicity of defending a principle. She then takes whatever steps are necessary to achieve those goals.

Paul Patten, Principal, Jackson Lewis P.C.
Mr. Patten represents management in employment cases in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies. His practice focuses primarily on employment litigation and counseling. He represents employers in federal and state individual and class-based lawsuits covering a wide range of statutes and subjects, including federal and state anti-discrimination and wage and hour laws. Mr. Patten’s trial and administrative hearing experience has resulted in numerous victories for employers. He is also a frequent appellate practitioner, having obtained appellate court reversals of adverse trial court rulings against his clients. Mr. Patten has substantial experience with the personal representation of chief executive officers and other high level managers, and in obtaining personal victories for those clients.


11:45 am: Registration & networking
12:00 pm: Lunch
12:15 pm: Presentation
1:15 pm: Q&A

Online Registration Preferred:  To set up your ACC Chicago registration account, please follow the site instructions as a "New User" upon your first visit.  You will receive a confirmation at the end of your registration process.


Credits: One Hour
State: Illinois
Category: General Credit Hour


Chapter Administrator, Lisa Carreras
Phone: 815-464-8336
Fax: 815-464-8334


Attendance is complimentary, but limited to ACC members, in-house prospective ACC members and guests of the sponsor.

Sponsored By:

Jackson Lewis P.C.

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