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Developments in Sexual Harassment Law

Friday, February 7, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

On Friday February 7, 2020, the Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law will host a full-day CLE program on Developments in Sexual Harassment Law. Topics will include developments in California sexual harassment law, developments in Title IX law, developments in workplace investigation practice, and developments in the worldwide #MeToo movement. There will be plenty of time for discussion and networking.

Conference Details
Friday, February 7, 2020
8:00am to 6:00pm
Room 105, Berkeley Law

Event cost:

  • Registration: $400 (Early bird rate by December 15, 2019: $375)
  • Berkeley Law alumni and members of our bar association partner organizations: $350 (Early bird rate by December 15, 2019: $325)
  • Non-profit and public employee rate: $250

To register: Click here

MCLE credit:

For attorneys, this course will be approved for up to 7 hours of CLE credit, which will include 1 hour of elimination of bias credit.

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Tentative Agenda

8:00        Registration and continental breakfast

8:30        Introductions.  Every participant will be asked to make a 15 second self-introduction

9:00        Panel 1 – Developments in California Sexual Harassment Law


    • Ann Noel, former Chief Counsel, California Fair Employment & Housing Commission; Sexual Harassment Working Group Co-Director, Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law

      Panelists (in formation):

    • Diane Cafferata, Partner, Quinn Emanuel
    • Theodora Lee, Partner, Littler
    • Leslie Levy, Partner, Levy, Vinick, Burrell & Hyams

    • Mariko Yoshihara, Legislative Counsel and Policy Director, California Employment Lawyers Association

10:15     Coffee, tea and networking

10:45     Panel 2 – Developments in Title IX Law


    • Suzanne Taylor, Systemwide Title IX Director, University of California Office of the President


    • Denise Oldham, Director, Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination, UC Berkeley
    • Maha Ibrahim, Staff Attorney, Equal Rights Advocates
    • Lauren Groth, Partner, Hutchinson, Black and Cook
    • TBA

12:00     Lunch and keynote speech

    • TBA

1:00        Panel 3 – Developments in the Worldwide #MeToo Movement


2:15        Coffee, tea and networking

2:45        Panel 4 – Workplace Investigation


    • Amy Oppenheimer, Law Offices of Amy Oppenheimer; Sexual Harassment Working Group Co-Director, Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law

      Panelists (in formation):

    • Heather Irwin, Partner, Gordon & Rees
    • Heidi Swartz, Director and Associate General Counsel, Labor & Employment, Facebook
    • Vida Thomas, Of Counsel, Stoel Rives
    • TBA

4:00        Coffee, tea and networking

4:30        Closing Discussion – What did we learn; What’s next?


    • Kelly Dermody, Partner, Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein (invited)

5:30        Reception and networking

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Friday, February 7, 2020
8:00 am - 6:00 pm


Boalt Hall, Warren Room

Events are wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, contact the organizer of the event. Advance notice is kindly requested.

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