Overview (Program Summary)
Evaluating Your Organization’s Culture, Values and Corporate Identity From the Break Room to the Boardroom
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 | 12:00 Noon - 1:00 p.m. | Virtual
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) policies have become investment criteria. Customers, employees, shareholders, unions, and legislators demand that corporations adopt diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and ESG policies. Historically, a business’s primary obligation may have been to generate shareholder value or profit. However, institutional investors have gained formidable power and influence because of their consolidated ownership. Within the confines of due diligence, institutional investors are expanding their analysis to ESG factors and other non-financial matters. Consumers, current employees, job candidates, and other stakeholders are interested in more than profit — they are interested in values-based decision-making. ESG policies are not a one-size-fits-all approach.
This event is exclusive to in-house counsel.
Marlo Johnson Roebuck is a principal in the Detroit, Michigan, office of Jackson Lewis P.C., a member of the advisory committee to the Board of Directors, and co-chair of the firm’s African American Attorney Resource Group. She represents employers on the myriad of workplace laws, including but not limited to Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Marlo is an experienced litigator and employment law adviser to employers of all sizes. She has successfully represented employers in the retail, health care, financial, professional services, automotive, real estate, higher education, manufacturing, and life science industries from internal investigations through trial and appeal. She has attained summary judgment and no cause verdicts at trial and arbitration on behalf of clients and procured reasonable settlements in mediation. Marlo has also gained a view from the inside by working on-site at a large, multi-state employer reviewing all termination recommendations. Her extensive workplace law practice also includes a focus on diversity counseling. She was part of the Jackson Lewis teams that performed diversity audits and programmatic assessments for the USDA and a Fortune 100 automotive supplier. When Marlo is not in the courtroom or advising on workplace law issues, she trains senior leadership and human resource professionals on maintaining compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity policies. She is a frequently sought-after contributor, speaker, and author on preventing unlawful harassment, making religious accommodations, handling tricky terminations, employment law remedies, and best practices in diversity, inclusivity, and hiring in the workplace. She is the co-leader of the firm’s African American Attorney resource group.
Before joining Jackson Lewis, Marlo had her practice where she acted as in-house counsel to small business owners. Before that, she was an associate and then of counsel to a labor and employment boutique firm in Michigan. She began her legal career as an associate in the Chicago office of a national law firm in its labor and employment and litigation practice groups. Marlo began her professional career as a financial analyst and property accountant at a Fortune 100 company.
While attending law school, she served as the business manager and an articles and notes editor of the DePaul Law Review. In addition, Marlo clerked for Judge Ann Claire Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and Judge Blanche Manning of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Katherine J. Van Dyke is a principal in the Detroit, Michigan, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Katie is co-leader of the firm’s chemicals industry group and handles matters for clients in different industries, including healthcare, automotive, media, and manufacturing.
Katie’s practice advises and defends employers in single and multi-plaintiff actions in state and federal courts and agencies. She has experience handling claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, breach of contract, retaliation, wrongful discharge, whistleblower, and related tort claims. She also regularly conducts workplace training and investigates discrimination, harassment, and other work-related claims.
In addition to her litigation, investigation, and training experience, Katie has experience in alternative dispute resolution, including facilitation, mediation, and arbitration. She has extensive experience in non-competition, non-solicitation, and trade secret cases. Katie has defended former employees and their new employers against these claims, and she has prosecuted them on behalf of former employers nationwide. She also counsels clients on drafting and implementing arbitration agreements, non-competes, non-solicits, and non-disclosures, and the termination and hiring of employees with these agreements. She further advises clients on protecting their trade secrets, including safeguarding confidentiality with employees, consultants, suppliers, and customers.
Additionally, Katie has experience counseling and advising clients on their employment agreements, employment policies, disciplinary actions, workplace privacy, document retention and management, electronic discovery compliance and management, religious freedom compliance, FMLA compliance, and ADA compliance.
Before joining Jackson Lewis, Katie was a principal in a large Detroit-based firm handling non-compete and trade secrets cases, employment-related cases, and employment and labor counseling for local and national clients.