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Louis Kushner

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(412) 338-1103

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Tracy A. DeMarco
(412) 338-1147

Summary:

His speaking and lecture experience includes: 

  • Speaker; Labor-Management Conference; Topic: Labor-Management Relations; 1975
  • Speaker; Volunteer Action Center of Information and Volunteer Services of Allegheny County; Topic: On Strike!; 1975
  • Speaker; Sisterhood, Brotherhood and Junior Congregation of Rodef Shalom; Topic: The Teachers' Strike and the Law; 1976
  • Moderator; Allegheny County Bar Association and The American Arbitration Association Seminar on Public Sector Labor Relations in Pennsylvania; Topic: Impact and Implementation of Philadelphia Fire Officers Association vs. Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board; 1977
  • Speaker; Third Annual Conference on Trends and Development in Pennsylvania Public Employment; Topic: Progress Report on Governor's Study Commission on Public Employee Relations; After the Strike, "Make-Up" Days and Related School Calendar Issues; 1978
  • Lecturer; University of Pittsburgh; Topic: Labor Management Relations
  • Speaker; Midwest Labor Law Seminar; Topic: Federal Preemption of State Labor Statutes; 1978
  • Speaker; Pennsylvania Bar Institute Seminar on Public Sector Labor Law in Pennsylvania; Topic: Strikes: Labor on the Offensive - Legal and Practical Considerations; 1978
  • Speaker; Third Annual Labor-Management Relations Conference Seminar on Crisis Situations in Collective Bargaining - St. Vincent College; Topic: Concerted Activity, Protected and Unprotected; 1978
  • Speaker; Fifth Annual Conference on Trends and Development in Pennsylvania Public Employment, Topic: Review of significant decisions during the Public Employee Relations Act's first twenty (20) years; 1978
  • Speaker; Mid-Atlantic Symposium on NLRB-EEOC; Topic: Effective Advocacy - NLRB Unfair Labor Practice Hearings; 1978
  • Speaker; Fifth Annual Labor Relations Conference; Topic: Employee Discipline; 1980
  • Speaker; Attorneys for Teacher Law Seminar; Topic: Survey of Current Legal Topics; 1981
  • Speaker; The Philip Murray Institute of Labor Studies Presents: Workshop for Public Employees; Topic: Unfair Labor Practices Under Act 195; 1981
  • Speaker; Pennsylvania School Board's Association State Conference; Topic: Prospectives from Teacher Union; 1981
  • Speaker; Pennsylvania Bar Institute Seminar Public Employee Labor Law; Topic: Survey of Significant Appellate Decisions (1978 - February, 1981) in Public Sector Labor Law
  • Speaker; Allegheny County Bar Association Seminar on Arts and the Law; 1982
  • Speaker; Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges; Topic: The Labor Injunction; 1983
  • Speaker; Point Park College; Topics: Effectively Handling Employee Discipline and Grievances; and Employment-at-Will: Avoiding Employee Litigation
  • Speaker; American Arbitration Association; Topic: Arbitration Case Preparation and Presentation
  • Speaker; Pittsburgh High Technology Council; Topic: Executive Compensation Packages; 1985
  • Speaker; Pennsylvania Bar Association Midyear Meeting; Topic: Wrongful Discharge and Comparable Worth; 1985
  • Speaker; Labor-Management Conference; Topic: Labor-Management Relations; 1985
  • Speaker; Pennsylvania Bar Institute Seminar; Wrongful Discharge - How to Try the Case; Topic: Wrongful Discharge; 1986
  • Speaker; Pennsylvania Bar Institute Seminar Labor Law Colloquium; Topic: Effects of the United States Bankruptcy Code and Bankruptcy Case Law on the Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • Speaker; Sixth Annual Labor-Management Conference; Topic: Labor-Management Relations, "A Conference for Practitioners"; 1988
  • Speaker; Allegheny County Bar Association Labor and Employment section meeting on the effect ofFrederick v. American Hardware Supply Companyon Wrongful Termination Actions
  • Speaker; Personnel Law Update 1988; Topic: Torts Arising Out Of Employment: Wrongful Discharge and More; 1988
  • Speaker; Allegheny County Bar Association and the National Labor Relations Board Seminar; Topic: Shrinking Industrial Workforce - Rights, Responsibilities, Risks, and Solution for Employee Unions and Management; 1988
  • Speaker; Continuing Education Program for Labor Arbitrators; Topic: Arbitrator Symposium; 1990
  • Speaker; Allegheny County Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section; Topic: Unemployment Hearings-Side Show or the Main Attraction?; 1991
  • Speaker; Conference on Trends and Development in Pennsylvania Public Employment; Topic: Milestones (and Millstones) from the First 20 Years of Act 195; 1991
  • Speaker; Hospital Association of Pennsylvania 70th Annual Fall Conference - Society of Human Resource Professionals; Topic: Labor Contract Negotiations - A Look Into The 21st Century; 1991
  • Speaker; Chamber of Commerce and Robert Morris College Seminar; Topic: Employment Issues of the 90's; 1992
  • Speaker; Pennsylvania Bar Institute Seminar; Topic: Sexual Harassment and the Civil Rights Act of 1991; 1992
  • Speaker; Pennsylvania Bar Institute Seminar; Topic: Americans With Disabilities Act; 1992
  • Speaker; The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, the Philip Murray Institute of Labor Studies of Community College of Allegheny County, and other sponsoring organizations' Seminar; Topic: New Americans With Disabilities Act - Opening The Doors of Opportunity to All Americans; 1992
  • Speaker; The Labor and Employment Section of the Allegheny Bar Association Topic: The Americans With Disabilities Act and Collective Bargaining; 1992
  • Speaker; The Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Annual Convention; Topic: Employment of Handicapped - The Law and Lawsuits; 1992
  • Speaker; The Future of Worker-Management Relations; Topic: Implication of Proposed Changes in Labor Policy; 1993
  • Speaker; CPA Continuing Professional Education Seminar; Topic: Employee vs. Independent Contractors; 1993
  • Speaker; Pennsylvania Bar Institute Seminar Individual Employment Contracts: Drafting and Enforcement; Topic: Pre-Dispute Agreements Regulating When and How Employment-Related Claims Will Be Resolved; 1994
  • Co-Chairperson and Speaker; Pennsylvania Public Employee Conference on Trends and Developments in Pennsylvania Public Employment; Topic: Ethical Issues for Employment Law Attorneys; 1993 and 1994
  • Speaker; The Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association; Topic: Ethical Issues for Employment Law Attorneys; 1994
  • Speaker; Thirteenth Annual Labor Management Conference on Labor Relations and Human Resources Management: "A Conference for Practitioners"; Topic: Panel Discussion: Last Chance Agreements; 1994
  • Program Co-Chairperson and Speaker; 32nd Annual Bench-Bar Conference of Allegheny County Labor and Employment Law Program; Topic: Developing a Standard Regional Approach to the Mediation/Arbitration of Employment Termination Disputes After the U.S. Supreme Court Gilman Decision; 1994
  • Speaker; Duquesne University School Continuing Legal Education Program of Law Employment Discrimination: Recent Developments and Future Directions; Topic: Americans with Disabilities Act and Related Issues in the Workplace; 1994
  • Speaker; Jewish Education Institute Legal Issues Workshop; Topic: Contacts, Hiring, Firing and Employment; 1995
  • Speaker; Community College of Allegheny County Employee Seminar; Topic: Sexual Harassment; 1995
  • Speaker and Course Planner; Employment Law Institute; Topics: Tax Aspects of Settling Employment Cases and ADR in the Employment Law Arena: The Latest Trends and Procedures; 1995
  • Speaker; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; Topic: Agreements in Anticipation of Disputes; 1995
  • Speaker and Course Planner; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; Seminar: Hot Topics in Employment Law; Topics: Communicating with Employees and Former Employees: The Ethical Boundaries & Rule 4.2 and ADR in the Employment Law Arena: The Latest Trends and Procedures; 1995
  • Speaker and Course Planner; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; Seminar: Current Developments in Public Employee Labor Law; Topic: Recent Developments in the Appeal Court - Public Sector Cases; 1995
  • Speaker; National Labor Relations Board and American Bar Association; Seminar: Basic NLRA Law and Procedures; Topic: Representation Case Procedures; 1995
  • Speaker; American Bar Association; Seminar: 1996 Mid-Winter Meeting; Topic: ADR and Other Alternatives to Litigation Update; 1996
  • Speaker and Course Planner; Employment Law Institute; Topics: Wrongful Discharge in Pennsylvania (Basic); Use of Mediation in the Employment Case: A Mock Mediation; 1996
  • Speaker; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; Seminar: Essentials of Pennsylvania Practice; Topic: Alternate Dispute Resolution as an Alternative to Litigation; 1996
  • Course Planner and Speaker; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; Seminar: Hot Topics in Employment Law; Topics: Wrongful Discharge in Pennsylvania: The Basics and Use of Mediation in the Employment Case: A Mock Mediation; 1996
  • Speaker; American Society of Women Accountants; Seminar: Model of a Mediator's Role; 1996
  • Speaker; American Bar Association; Seminar: Employee Rights & Responsibilities Committee 1997 Midwinter Meeting; Topic: Pre-dispute Arbitration Procedures; 1997
  • Speaker; The Family Firm Institute (Pittsburgh Chapter); Seminar: Mediation to Resolve Conflict in Family Businesses; 1997
  • Speaker and Course Planner; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; Third Annual Employment Law Institute; Topic: Advising Victims of Job Discrimination Who Have Not Yet Been Terminated; The Pros and Cons of Mediation at Various Stages of a Discrimination Case: The Lawyer's Role Before and During Mediation; 1997
  • Panelist/Speaker; The National Conference on Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution; Topic: Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Private Sector; 1997
  • Speaker; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; Drafting & Enforcing Executive Employment Contracts; Topic: Arbitration/Mediation Provisions; 1997
  • Speaker; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; Resolving Employment & Commercial Disputes Through Arbitration & Mediation; 1997
  • Course Planner and Speaker; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; Employment Law Institute (West); Topics: The Year in Review: Some Recent Decisions in Employment Discrimination Law; Advising Victims of Job Discrimination Who Have Not Yet Been Terminated; and The Mediation of Employment Disputes; 1997
  • Speaker; Buchanan Ingersoll, P.C. Client Seminar; There Is A "Better Way" To Address Employment Issues; Topic: Roundtable Discussion and Role Playing Demonstration: The Different Ways to Resolve Employment Disputes: Mediation, Arbitration or Litigation; 1997
  • Speaker; American Bar Association (Section of Labor & Employment Law); Seminar: Employee Rights & Responsibilities Committee 1998 Midwinter Meeting; Topic: ADR and Employment Disputes as we Approach the Millennium; 1998
  • Speaker; Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges; 1998 Mid-Annual Meeting; Topics: The Employment-At-Will Doctrine and Its Exceptions in Pennsylvania; and Equity Injunctions in Labor Disputes in Pennsylvania; 1998
  • Speaker; George R. Harris & Associates; CPE Seminar; What Every Employer Should Know About Employee Terminations; 1998
  • Lecturer; University of Pittsburgh, School of Law; Topic: Current Issues in Health Law; 1998
  • Speaker; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; Essentials of Pennsylvania Practice Program; Topic: Alternate Dispute Resolution as an Alternative to Litigation; 1998
  • Speaker; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; Employment Law Institute (West); Topics: The Year in Review: Recent Decisions in Employment Discrimination Law; and Ethical Issues for the Employment Lawyer; 1998
  • Speaker; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; Fifth Annual Health Law Institute; Topic: Resolving Health Care Disputes Through Mediation; 1999
  • Course Planner and Speaker; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; Fifth Annual Northeast Employment Law Institute; Topic: Mediation and Arbitration of Employment Claims; 1999
  • Speaker; Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Labor Management Committee (FMCS/SPALMC) Interest Based Bargaining Open Forum; 1999
  • Speaker/Moderator; American Bar Association, Section of Labor & Employment Law; Employee Rights & Responsibilities Committee Mid-Winter Meeting; Topic: Legal Update on ADR, Including Recent Corporate Experience; 1999
  • Speaker; Governor's Office of Labor-Management Cooperation, Department of Labor & Industry; 1999 Labor-Management Conference; Topic: A Retrospect: 30 Years of Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector and Its Impact on the Commonwealth; 1999
  • Speaker; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; Drafting & Enforcing Executive Employment Contracts; Topic: Arbitration/Mediation Provisions; 1999
  • Course Planner and Speaker; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; Employment Law Institute (West); Topic: Supreme Court and Other Relevant Decisions Regarding Developing Law on Harassment, the ADA, the ADEA, Employer Liability and Punitive Damages; 1999
  • Course Planner and Speaker; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; Employment Law Institute (West); Topic: Mediation of Employment Claims; 1999
  • Course Planner and Speaker; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; Sixth Annual Northeast Regional Employment Law Institute; Topic: Mediation of Employment Claims; 2000
  • Speaker; 38th Annual Bench-Bar Conference of Allegheny County, Labor and Employment Law Program; Topic: The Lawyer's Role as an Advocate in the Mediation of Employment Discrimination Cases; 2000
  • Course Planner and Speaker; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; Topic: Advocacy in Mediation; 2000
  • Lecturer; Duquesne University School of Law; Topic: Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Union Setting; October 30, 2000
  • Course Planner and Speaker; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; Employment Law Institute (West); Topics: Supreme Court Decisions, and Other Relevant Decisions in Our State and Region Regarding Developing Law; Mediation of Employment Claims; 2000
  • Speaker; American Bar Association, Section of Labor & Employment Law; Employee Rights & Responsibilities Mid-Winter Committee Meeting; Topic: NLRA Update; 2001
  • Moderator; American Bar Association, Section of Labor & Employment Law; Employee Rights & Responsibilities Mid-Winter Committee Meeting; Topic: Negotiating and Writing Executive Employment Agreements in Today's World; 2001
  • Speaker; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; 27th Annual Essentials of Pennsylvania Practice; Topic: ADR as an Alternative to Litigation; 2001
  • Course Planner and Speaker; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; 7th Annual Employment Law Institute; Topic: The Executive's Contract: Terms and Creative Compensation Packages Such as Stock Grants and Deferred Compensation; 2001
  • Lecturer; Duquesne University School of Law; Topic: The Use of Mediation in Employment Cases and Collective Bargaining Situations; November 2001
  • Course Planner and Speaker; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; Employment Law Institute (West); Topics: The Year in Review: What's Been Happening in Employment Law?; The Executive's Contract: Terms and Creative Compensation Packages Such as Stock Grants & Deferred Compensation; 2001
  • Course Planner and Speaker; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; Topic: Layoffs: Avoiding Reduction in Force Pitfalls; 2002
  • Course Planner and Speaker; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; 8th Annual Northeast Employment Law Institute; Topic: Pre-dispute Arbitration Agreements in the Aftermath of Circuit City; 2002
  • Speaker; National Academy of Arbitrators 55th Annual Meeting; Topic: The Tale of Distinction: Labor and Employment Arbitration; 2002
  • Course Planner and Speaker; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; Employment Law Institute (West); Topics: The Year in Review: What's Been Happening in Employment Law?; 2002
  • Speaker; Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County; 2002 Annual Federal Practice Program; Topic: Effective Mediation in the Federal System from Standpoint of Plaintiff and Defendant; 2002
  • Speaker; Indiana University of Pennsylvania, School of Continuing Education; 22nd Annual Labor-Management Conference; Topic: Wrongful Termination and Mediation; 2003
  • Course Planner and Speaker; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; 9th Annual Northeast Regional Employment Law Institute; Topic: Executive Severance Packages: Reforming Them, Negotiating Them in a Bad Economy; 2003
  • Speaker; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; Business Lawyers' Institute 2003; Topic: Executive Severance Packages; 2003
  • Course Planner and Speaker; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; Employment Law Institute West 2003; Topics: The Year in Review and Executive Severance Packages: Reforming Them, Negotiating Them in a Bad Economy (Advanced); 2003
  • Speaker; Allegheny County Bar Association Labor and Employment Section; Topic: Mediation and Other Alternatives to Litigation for Resolving Employment Disputes; 2004
  • Course Planner and Co-Presenter with Professor Charles B. Craver; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; 10th Annual Northeast Regional Employment Law Institute; Topic: Negotiation Strategies in Mediation; 2004
  • Speaker; Home Depot seminar sponsored by Rothman Gordon; Topic: Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution; 2004
  • Speaker; Council on Education in Management; Pennsylvania FMLA Update 2004; Topic: Some Red Flags in the Context of the FMLA and Related Statutes; 2004
  • Speaker; Jackson Lewis, LLP Breakfast Series; Topic: How Companies Get Sued; 2004
  • Course Planner and Speaker; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; Employment Law Institute West 2004; Topics: The Year in Review: What's Been Happening in Employment Law?; Ethical Issues for the Advocate in Mediation; 2004
  • Panel Member; JUSTUS Medical Malpractice Group UPMC One-Day Program; Resolution of Medical Malpractice Claims; 2005
  • Course Planner, Speaker; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; 11th Annual Northeast Regional Employment Law Institute; Topic: Employment Practices & Liability Insurance & Mediation: How it Changes the Playing Field; 2005
  • Speaker; NASP Midwest Region, Western Pennsylvania Chapter Meeting; Topic: Mediation of Casualty Claims; 2005
  • Course Planner and Speaker; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; Employment Law Institute West 2005; Topics: The Year in Review: What's Been Happening in Employment Law?; Employment Practices and Liability Insurance and Mediation: How it Changes the Playing Field; 2005
  • Speaker; Mediation Council of Western Pennsylvania; Topic: Mediators Opening Statement/Parties Opening Statement/Joint Discussion; 2006
  • Speaker; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; 12th Annual Northeast Regional Employment Law Institute; Topic: Mediating the Employment Case: Court Mediation or Private Mediation?; 2006
  • Speaker; Council on Education in Management; FMLA Update 2006; Topic: Avoiding FMLA Retaliation Claims by Analyzing "What Went Wrong and What Went Right" in Six Real-Life Case Scenarios; 2006
  • Speaker; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; 12th Annual Northeast Regional Employment Law Institute; Topic: Mediating the Employment Case: Court Mediation or Private Mediation?; 2006
  • Speaker, Pennsylvania Bar Institute; 3rd Annual ADR Institute; Topic: Mediation of Employment Claims; 2007
  • Speaker, Pennsylvania Bureau of Mediation and Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board; Topic: Judicial Review of Grievance Arbitration Awards; 2007
  • Course Planner, Speaker; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; 13th Annual Northeast Regional Employment Law Institute; Topic: The Mediation of an Employment Case; 2007

 

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