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About Jennifer Riley
Ms. Riley is a partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. She is a member of the Firm’s Labor & Employment Department and a member of the Firm’s Complex Discrimination Litigation and Wage & Hour Litigation Practice Groups.
Ms. Riley practices in the employment litigation area, with a particular emphasis on complex collective and class action proceedings. She regularly represents companies facing class actions, collective actions, pattern or practice lawsuits, and systemic investigations, involving hundreds to thousands of putative class members. Ms. Riley counsels and defends employers from a range of employment law theories, including claims of race, age, gender, and disability discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and alleged wage and hour violations.
About Seyfarth Shaw LLP
At Seyfarth Shaw LLP, we are leading the way in delivering legal services more effectively, more efficiently, and more transparently. With more than 850 attorneys in the United States, London, Shanghai, Melbourne, and Sydney, we offer a national platform and an international gateway to serve our clients’ changing business and legal needs in corporate, employee benefits, employment, litigation, and real estate. Seyfarth Shaw provides thoughtful, strategic, practical legal counsel to clients of all sizes across all industries, delivering excellent legal service, sophisticated technology and process improvement solutions. Our clients range from Fortune 100 to midsize companies, and include publicly traded and privately held companies and various types of funds.
Our success is the result of a constant, unrelenting focus on the needs of our clients, and we are always looking for ways to meet our clients’ needs for value and efficiency while maintaining the high quality of our services. That's why we created SeyfarthLean®, our proprietary, value-driven client service model, which combines the core principles of Lean Six Sigma process improvement with project management and tailored technology solutions. Since 2005, SeyfarthLean has been unique within the legal profession and a distinctive approach to providing, delivering, and managing client and legal services.
Our client-first approach has resulted in numerous accolades from a variety of highly respected industry associations, consulting firms, and the media, including: BTI Consulting’s “Client Service A-Team” list, which ranks firms that serve the Fortune 1000 and is based exclusively on client feedback; a top spot in the Financial Times North America Innovative Lawyers 2015 report of the most innovative firms; the Association of Corporate Counsel “Value Champion” award; and multiple awards from the International Legal Technology Association, including 2014 “Innovative Project of the Year” and 2013 “Innovative Law Firm of the Year.”
Employment-related class action litigation has been continuously escalating and remains to be the topmost challenge pursued by the plaintiffs’ bar. Over the past years, significant court rulings has successfully shaped and influenced the prosecution and defense of a class action litigation creating a positive impact on the defendants while presenting an opposite effect to the plaintiffs’ bar, and, a dramatic decline in the 2018’s overall settlement numbers compared to the impressive rate in 2017.
As these issues continue to proliferate, companies are in the midst of facing profound litigation hurdles. Thus, they should keep themselves in the know with the recent developments, policies and risk mitigation strategies to overcome potential class litigation challenges and pitfalls.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of key thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the significant trends and developments in workplace class action litigation. Speakers will also discuss potential implication of the developments, and identify best litigation practices to mitigate risks.
Key topics include:
• Workplace Class Action Litigation – A Legal Primer
• Recent Trends and Developments
• Notable Court Rulings
• Practical Litigation Tips and Strategies
• What Lies Ahead
About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group is a leading provider of Continuing Legal Education, CLE, for lawyers, Continuing Professional Education, CPE, for accountants and a variety of other types of continuing education for other professions. Our mission is to deliver quality continuing education programs utilizing industry trends and the latest technology to communicate regulatory shifts and contributions made to different fields. Our insightful and engaging webcasts are brought to you by leading influencers to offer a multitude of perspectives and outlooks.
In bringing together thought leaders, regulators, and subject matter experts from around the world, The Knowledge Group strives to be the best-in-class provider of continuing education. The experts we engage with analyze the latest trends, insights, and developments in their industries to bring forth content you can’t get anywhere else.
We can be reached via our website, over the phone at (646) 844-0200 or email us at info ( @ ) theknowledgegroup dot org. We look forward to having you learn with The Knowledge Group.
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