NELC 29TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2024

May 1 - May 3, 2024
Marriott Marquis, Chicago

NELC 29TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2024

The NELC Annual Conference provides practical, actionable insight into recent developments, trends, and strategies shaping our field, from leading practitioners and thought leaders. The program will offer MCLE credit.

This year’s event will consist of three days of programming including plenary and breakout sessions, networking receptions, a dine-around, and more.

Network with your NELC peers, make new connections, and build your business relationships as you learn from leading labor and employment lawyers and human resources experts on the latest developments in the practice. We hope to see you there.

LEADING SPONSORS

Conference Agenda

Wednesday, May 1 - Friday, May 3, 2024

Employment Law Update

Wage and Hour Hot Topics-Newest Trends & Upcoming Issues

A.I. In The Law: Is It Revolutionizing the Practice or Simply Creating More Liabilities

Welcome Reception

NELC Dine Arounds

The World Isn't Flat, So Be Careful With Those "Global" Strategies

Traditional Labor Law

Arbitration

Keynote Q&A

In-House Counsel Only Breakout

Direct Cross Examination at Trial: A Practical Experience

DEI Under Seige: Strategies for Navigating the Uncertain Legal Landscape of DEI

Hot Topic Roundtable Discussions

What Side of the Deal Are You On? Mergers & Acquisitions: Legal & Practical Considerations

NELC Awards Ceremony

Ethics: What Could Go Wrong???

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Registration

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Opening Plenary

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Employment Law Update

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Afternoon Break

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Wage and Hour Hot Topics - Newest Trends & Upcoming Issues

4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

A.I. In The Law: Is It Revolutionizing the Practice or Simply Creating More Liabilities?

5:15 pm - 5:45 pm

Get To Reception

5:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Welcome Reception

8:00 pm -

NELC Dine Arounds

9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Post-Dine Arounds Dessert & Drinks Party

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration

7:30 am - 9:30 am

Continental Breakfast

8:30 am - 9:45 am

The World Isn’t Flat, So Be Careful With Those “Global” Strategies

9:45 am - 10:00 am

Break

10:00 am - 11:15 am

Traditional Labor Law Panel (Breakout #1)

10:00 am - 11:15 am

Arbitration Panel (Breakout #2)

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch Program

1:45 pm - 2:05 pm

Break

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

In-House Counsel Only Breakout Session

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Direct & Cross-Examination at Trial: A Practical Experience (Breakout #4)

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Afternoon Break

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

DEI Under Siege: Strategies for Navigating the Uncertain Legal Landscape of DEI

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Break

5:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Thursday Evening Reception

8:00 am - 10:00 am

Continental Breakfast / Hot Topic Roundtable Discussions

10:00 am - 11:30 am

What Side Of The Deal Are You On? Mergers & Acquisitions: Legal & Practical Considerations

11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Friday Lunch

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

NELC Awards Ceremony

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Ethics: What Could Go Wrong???

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Closing Plenary

Sponsorship Opportunities

The NELC Annual Conference Sponsor opportunities are designed for law firms and corporations to demonstrate their alliance with the NELC at our 29th Annual Conference.

Designed with input from senior level, highly respected thought leaders, including in-house counsel and successful trial lawyers, the NELC Annual Conference is a unique opportunity for minority in-house and outside counsel to attend cutting edge programs for advanced practitioners.

Don’t miss your opportunity to sponsor this year’s conference, April 30-May 3 in Chicago.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Registration

REGISTRATION CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT, FRIDAY, APRIL 19

Current and renewing members: please ensure your profile information is up to date. Incomplete or outdated information may cause delays in the registration process.
For assistance managing and updating your member profile, contact Vanessa Griffin – vgriffin@nelc-law.org.

Non-Members must meet attendance eligibility criteria before conference registration can be approved. This information will be requested on the registration form, and those who do not meet eligibility criteria will not be charged and registration ticket will not be issued.

DISCOUNT CODES ARE FOR CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEE ONLY AND WILL NOT APPLY TOWARD MEMBERSHIP DUES

NELC Member Registration

In-House / HR / Diversity Professional

$ 695

For in-house attorneys, HR professionals or diversity consultants who have paid their 2024 NELC membership dues

NELC Member Registration

Outside Counsel

$ 1450

For Outside Counsel who have paid their 2024 NELC membership dues.

Membership Renewal plus Registration

In-House / HR / Diversity Professional

$ 1095

For in-house attorneys, HR professionals or diversity consultants who were dues paying members in 2023 and would like to 1) renew and pay membership dues for 2024, and 2) register for the 2024 conference

Once paid, please allow 24 hours for dues renewal to process and registration to be approved

Membership Renewal plus Registration

Outside Counsel

$ 1850

For outside counsel who were dues paying members in 2023 and would like to 1) renew and pay membership dues for 2024, and 2) register for the 2024 conference

Once paid, please allow 24 hours for dues renewal to process and registration to be approved

Non-Member Registration

In-House / HR / Diversity Consultant

$ 800

For in-house attorneys, HR professionals and diversity consultants who were not dues paying members in 2023 and wish to register for the 2024 conference only.

Non-Member Registration

Outside Counsel

$ 1600

For outside counsel who were not dues paying members in 2023 and wish to register for the 2024 conference only.

Planning Committee

Sean C Herring

Sean C. Herring

Co-Chair
Principal
Jackson Lewis P.C.

Luis E. Lorenzana

Co-Chair
Shareholder
Littler Mendelson P.C.

Richard S. Amador

Managing Partner
Sanchez & Amador LLP

Jenna Kim

Vice President and Assistant General Counsel
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Location

Conference Location

MARRIOTT MARQUIS CHICAGO
2121 S Prairie Ave
Chicago, IL 60616

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

A block of discounted hotel rooms has been reserved for NELC’s 2024 Annual Conference attendees at a rate of $249 per night

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