Employment Law Year in Review: Managing Publicity in Employment Cases

Published by Oakland County Bar Association


Our panel of experts highlights significant developments in labor and employment law from the past year and provides insight into upcoming trends. This year's event will focus on publicity issues – the good, the bad, and the ugly – in employment cases and how to address them. Topics of discussion will include:

  1. factors to consider when taking an employment dispute to the press
  2. steps to take when your dispute is leaked to the press
  3. handling publicity during a labor dispute or strike
  4. practical public relations advice for the practitioner and client

PLEASE NOTE: there is a slight break at about the 7:32 mark when speaker Jack Schulz's screen froze.

Michael Layne
Michael Layne has been serving established and growing companies in the Detroit metropolitan area since the early 1980s. Over the past 33 years, he has provided strategic communications counsel to numerous industry leaders as an extension of their...More
Frank T. Mamat, Esq.
Frank Mamat is the attorney-in-charge of the Detroit Metro office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP. He has been practicing in this area of the law for nearly 45 years, helping companies, contractors and employers with their complex labor and union matters....More
Jack W. Schultz, Esq.
Jack W. Schulz is a native of Saginaw, MI, and focuses his practice on employment litigation and representing labor unions. Over the years, Jack has gained an additional specialization in representing truck drivers. Most recently, Jack took on the...More
Kathryn S. Wood, Esq.
Kathryn S. Wood is a Member and Practice Group Chair at Dickinson Wright. She practices in the areas of employment and discrimination litigation, appellate practice, and commercial litigation.. Ms. Wood is a member of the Michigan Employment and...More
Syeda Davidson
Syeda Davidson received her BA from the University of Michigan – Dearborn in 2003. She then attended law school at what is now the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where she graduated cum laude in 2008. Prior to joining The...More

Originally Published

June 11, 2020

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Video Presentation
  • Mamat - Slide Deck Copy
  • Layne - Slide Deck Copy

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