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Events  |  01-20-22

Join Bates at the 2022 NYSBA Annual Meeting and Presidential Summit

Join Bates at the 2022 NYSBA Annual Meeting and Presidential Summit

Bates is proud to participate in the 2022 New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting and its marquee event, the Presidential Summit, on Thursday, January 20, 2022, from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Led by NYSBA President T. Andrew Brown (pictured above, L), the Summit will focus on two of the leading social justice and civil rights matters of the day: a reevaluation of the #MeToo Movement, and the intersection of transgender rights and sports. NY State Attorney General Letitia James (pictured above, R) will deliver the keynote address.

Conference Details and Registration

Bates Group Managing Director Susan Harper will moderate the first panel, "A Reassessment Of #MeToo: At A Critical Juncture in State & National History, Where Do We Truly Stand?" at 2:20 p.m. We hope you can join us!

Join Bates at the 2022 NYSBA Annual Meeting and Presidential Summit

#MeToo Panelists (pictured above, L-R)

Susan L. Harper, Esq. – Managing Bates Group LLC (moderator), Founding and Past Chair of NYSBA’s Women in Law Section (Testified in the 2019 Joint New York State Senate and Assembly Public Hearing on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.)

Taa R. Grays, Esq. – Vice President and Associate General Counsel, MetLife, Inc., NYSBA Secretary and Co-Chair of NYSBA’s Task Force on Racism, Social Equity and the Law

Debra S. Katz, Esq. – Founding Partner, Katz, Marshall & Banks (Representing high-profile cases including: Charlotte Bennett, a former aide to then Governor Andrew Cuomo in sexual harassment allegations and represented Dr. Christine Blasey Ford before the Senate Judiciary Committee in September 2018 when she testified about then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.)

Kathryn Barcroft, Esq. – Partner, Chair Private Sector Employment Division, Solomon Law Firm, PLLC (Representing employees and employers in workplace matters and high-profile sexual harassment cases, and a sought-after media commentator on workplace sexual harassment and discrimination issues.)

Carrie Goldberg, Esq. – Founder, C.A. Goldberg, PLLC (A victims' rights attorney who’s brought groundbreaking civil rights and personal injury cases against schools, municipalities, Hollywood predators, and major tech companies. She is the author of the New York Times Editor’s Choice book Nobody’s Victims: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs, & Trolls.)