Gender and Racial Equity in an Evolving Corporate Environment
Date & Time
Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Jeanne Christensen Ali Harwin Jeanine Conley Daves Tracey Salmon-Smith Lisa Helem

Employers across the nation are confronting a host of new or amended employment laws addressing pay equity. In the legal field, lawsuits have arisen over alleged pay discrimination, parental leave policies, and more. How are firms ensuring their policies are uniformly applied in order to ensure fairness and avoid a complaint? And when it comes to gender and racial equity in the workplace, is a more equitable landscape on the horizon? 

We will hear:

  • A review of some of the recent allegations in gender pay equity lawsuits. 
  • Discussion on the keys to equitable compensation policies and practices.
  • How plaintiffs and defense lawyers are approaching new pay equity laws.
  • How to address pay equity issues on the front-end to ensure fairness and avoid litigation.


Jeanne Christensen - Partner, Wigdor
Jeanine Conley Daves - Shareholder, Littler Mendelson P.C.
Tracey Salmon-Smith - Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath
David Sanford - Chairman, Sanford Heisler


Lisa Helem - Editor-in-Chief, The National Law Journal, ALM Media