New York, NY, January 20, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Lisa H. Cassilly, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “New Guidance on Whistleblower Settlements: What You Need to Know in 2017 and Beyond Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Tuesday, January 31, 2017 @ 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (ET).
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About Lisa H. Cassilly
Lisa Cassilly concentrates on the representation of management interests with a special emphasis on litigated matters. She has defended against all types of employment claims in administrative proceedings, arbitrations and in trial and appellate courts throughout the country. Lisa has extensive experience conducting internal investigations and audits, handling SOX and other whistleblower claims and prosecuting and defending actions involving claims for breach of restrictive covenants, employee piracy, breach of fiduciary duties and trade secret misappropriation.
Lisa is the immediate past chair of the Labor & Employment Group at Alston & Bird and has been repeatedly recognized as a leading employment lawyer by Best Lawyers® and Chambers USA, which reports that, “she is one of the top performers in her field" whose clients describe her as “brilliant, strategic and extremely effective.” Super Lawyers has ranked her as among the Top 50 Female Attorneys in Georgia in seven annual rankings. She regularly appears in Georgia Trend magazine’s Legal Elite listing. Lisa has been a featured guest on CNN, Fox News, Business Report, Forbes and Sky Radio Network. She has been quoted by BusinessWeek, CFO Magazine, Newsweek, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Workforce Magazine and the Atlanta Business Chronicle, and regularly provides comment to online and print publications.
About Alston & Bird LLP
Founded in 1893, Alston & Bird is a leading national law firm with offices in Atlanta, Beijing, Brussels, Charlotte, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Research Triangle, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. The firm’s attorneys provide a full range of services to domestic and international clients conducting business around the world. Counseling clients from what was initially a local context quickly expanded to regional, then national levels, and now spans a global economic environment. Alston & Bird has overlaid its broad range of legal skills and business knowledge with a commitment to innovation and technology.
Alston & Bird has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for 17 consecutive years, an unprecedented accomplishment among law firms in the United States. The recognition speaks to the culture of the firm and the environment in which we practice law and provide service to clients. Alston & Bird has been consistently recognized as part of the “BTI Client Service 30” in the BTI Client Service A-Team Report. This recognition is reserved for the top-performing firms in the industry that provide superior client service, a select group culled from the 650 core law firms that serve the Fortune 1000.
Alston & Bird’s core practice areas are intellectual property, complex litigation, corporate and tax, with national industry focuses that include financial services, technology, health care, manufacturing, life sciences and energy.
The increased scrutiny given settlement and release agreements in the employment context continues unabated. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have each clarified their position on the limits of an employer’s ability to obtain a release of matters within their enforcement authority, as well as their position on other common contract terms which they contend have an impermissible chilling effect on reports to the government. Most recently, OSHA published new guidelines on its criteria for reviewing settlement agreements between employers and employees in whistleblower cases.
The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key thought leaders to provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the OSHA guidelines and how attorneys for management and for employees can effectively cope with them. The speakers will offer guidance in fashioning settlement agreements that do not run afoul of OSHA's new criteria.
This one-hour webcast will discuss the following key topics:
· Overview of Whistleblower Statutory Protections
· Whistleblower Standing and Rights
· Amenability of Claims to Settlement
· Do's and Don'ts for Settlement and Release Agreements
· Recent Challenges by Government Agencies to Settlement
About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/