New York City Chapter

Women's Group Presents CLE: Avoiding Backlash in the Age of #MeToo: Updates to your anti-harassment policies, training, and communications that you can adopt now to address culture change and prevent potential backlash


Proskauer Rose LLP
Eleven Times Square (Eighth Avenue & 41st Street)


Join us for a moderated panel discussion on adopting updated policies and other best practices for addressing culture change and preventing backlash.

Our panel of experienced in-house employment counsel will talk about innovative approaches that organizations are undertaking to eliminate harassment and combat backlash, including the use of anonymous incident reporting systems, proactive training and transparency about how harassment claims will be handled, and top down messaging on "no tolerance" and company values while maintaining a congenial professional work environment where senior men are encouraged to mentor junior women.



6:00PM-6:30PM / Registration

6:30PM-7:30PM / Program

7:30PM-8:30PM / Social / Networking





Rachael Akohonae, Chief Employment Counsel at BNP Paribas

Rachael Akohonae is Global Head of Diversity and U.S. Head of Employee Relations and Employment Counsel at BNP Paribas. She focuses primarily on assisting the business with a broad range of employee legal issues and also is responsible for diversity and inclusion initiatives globally.

Sonya Johnson, Senior Counsel at National Grid

Sonya Johnson is Senior Counsel II at National Grid USA, where she is a member of the Employment/ Labor and Benefits Team. She provides counsel on a wide range of employment law topics and also trains managers on various employment and labor law issues, including maintaining a respectful workplace.

Katie Manley, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Cantor Fitzgerald


Keisha-Ann Gray, Partner at Proskauer Rose LLP

Keisha-Ann Gray is a Partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department at Proskauer Rose LLP, where she also serves as co-head of the Policies, Handbooks & Training Group.  She focuses her practice on civil law with an emphasis on litigating highly-sensitive employment discrimination claims. 


Credits: 1
State: NY
Category: Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias (for experienced attorneys only)


Members: Free
Non-members: Free (must be in-house counsel)

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