National Symposium to Review Changing Labor Laws and Their Impact on Employers - Fisher & Phillips LLP and InsideCounsel Magazine Sponsor Important Event

Fisher & Phillips LLP, one of the nation’s leading law firms in the field of labor and employment law, and InsideCounsel magazine will offer for the third year the National Labor Law Symposium Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Gleacher Center in Chicago.

Atlanta, GA, September 08, 2011 --( The "InsideCounsel / Fisher & Phillips 2011 National Labor Law Symposium" will focus on upcoming changes to labor laws and their expected impact on employers. The day-long event is free for qualified in-house counsel, who can also earn several hours of CLE credit.

This year, the symposium will feature a keynote speech by National Labor Relations Board Member Brian Hayes, who will discuss how the board has operated following President Obama’s appointments.

Hayes joined the board in June 2010 after serving as Republican labor policy director for the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. He is the only Republican on the NLRB and the sole dissenter on two major decisions in August which overruled decisions from 2007 and 2002 that address protections provided by federal labor law for new collective bargaining relationships between unions and employers.

Additional speakers include:

Peter Schaumber, former chairman of the NLRB
Michael Eastman, executive director of Labor Law Policy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Among the topics that will be addressed:

NLRB vs. Boeing: Why this Showdown with an American Business Icon Is So Important
Implementing a Strategy to Maintain an Independent Workforce If and When the New Regulations Take Effect
Surviving an NLRB Investigation: Dealing with the Latest Tactics from Board Attorneys and Investigators
The Business of Unions in Canada
Winning Labor Arbitrations
Social Media: Finding the Legal Lines
Health Care Reform and its Impact on Labor Relations
The Latest Developments in D.C.: An Insider’s view
Best Practices For Developing and Maintaining a Positive Workplace and Upbeat Workforce - Panel Discussion

“The National Labor Law Symposium is ideal for in-house counsel from mid- to large-sized companies who have responsibility for labor matters at their organizations. We are pleased with this year’s caliber of speakers that feature traditional labor attorneys along with influential representatives from government and the private sector,” said InsideCounsel Publisher Tom Duggan.

“Our attorneys counsel clients on labor laws and their effects on employers on a daily basis. Given their relationship with government, union and corporate leaders, the attorneys are keenly attuned to what is on the horizon in terms of expected future changes and are prepared to discuss at this symposium what lies ahead,” said Charles Caulkins, a member of the Management Committee of Fisher & Phillips and one of the attorneys planning this year’s event.

For more information and to register for the symposium, visit


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Launched in 1991 InsideCounsel is the pioneering monthly magazine exclusively serving general counsel and other top in-house legal professionals. InsideCounsel's mission is to provide the strategic tools that general counsel need to better manage their legal departments and fully understand the business risks companies face today. The magazine's unique coverage includes benchmarking surveys, examinations of substantive legal issues, regional news and a variety of columns and departments covering such critical areas as litigation, corporate governance, labor and intellectual property.

About Fisher & Phillips LLP (
Fisher & Phillips LLP represents employers nationally in labor, employment, civil rights, employee benefits and immigration matters. The firm has more than 260 attorneys in 25 offices. Founded in 1943, it is one of the largest U.S. law firms to concentrate its practice exclusively upon representation of employers in labor and employment matters. The firm has offices in Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbia, Dallas, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Irvine, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Louisville, New England, New Jersey, New Orleans, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Tampa and Washington, D.C.

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