Bates News,Events - 05-25-18

This Week at Bates

Joseph Thomas, Bates Director and Elder Expert, to speak at SIFMA’s Investor Protection Workshop on May 31st in Minneapolis.

Bates Group Director and Elder Expert Joseph Thomas will be speaking on the panel “Protecting Your Senior Clients: Prevention, Identification and Action” at the SIFMA Investors Protection Workshop. The panelists will discuss promising practices to help prevent, spot and address situations of financial exploitation and cognitive decline. SIFMA’s Workshop is designed to educate participants on the impact of cognitive decline; the anatomy of an investigation; recent legal and regulatory development; and promising practices to help prevent, spot and address situations of financial exploitation and cognitive decline. Plus, participants will tackle real-life scenarios from beginning to end in a small-group setting. The event will take place at Ameriprise in Minneapolis.

Click here for more information and to register.


Susan L. Harper, Managing Director, and Michael Putetti, Consultant and Expert, at NYSBA’s “#MeToo: How to Navigate Sexual Harassment in the Workplace” program on May 31st in New York City.

Also on Thursday, May 31st is the NY State Bar Association’s event “#MeToo: How to Navigate Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.” The program will be moderated by Susan Harper, Bates Group Managing Director - NY/NJ and Chair, NYSBA Committee on Women in the Law, and the panel will feature Michael Putetti, Bates Group Labor & Employment Consultant and Expert. Sponsored by the Committee on Women in the Law, the Committee on Continuing Legal Education, the Labor and Employment Law Section and the Corporate Counsel Section of the New York State Bar Association.

The program will objectively address what sexual harassment is and what happens in real time when employees and employers are faced with actual or alleged sexual harassment in the workplace. These issues will be addressed from the perspectives of a victim, a human resource professional, an investigator, attorneys for the employees and management, a mediator and a crisis communications consultant. Panelists will cover current standards in employment law, policies and procedures, practice skills, and trends in investigations. Additionally, the panel will address counseling victims and clients when facing sexual harassment issues (even if you are not an employment attorney and get “that” call), including a client’s options. Finally, panelists will address how they would counsel their clients on best practices to prevent and address harassment, negotiate and problem-solve these issues, and avoid retaliation and potential damage to reputations. All are welcome to attend.  

Program Details:

Thursday, May 31, 2018
CLE Program | 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Reception to follow 
Program Location: Outten & Golden LLP 685 Third Avenue (bt 43rd & 44th) | New York, NY
1.5 MCLE Credits; 1.5 Areas of Professional Practice

Program Info & Registration at NYSBA


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