Lisa Banks Speaks at Annual Conflict Prevention and Resolution Conference
Katz Banks Kumin partner Lisa Banks spoke at the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution’s annual meeting. This year’s CPR meeting focused on dispute resolution in an increasingly fractured world, and featured experts discussing everything from disaster response to cybersecurity.
Ms. Banks spoke at a session titled, “ADR in the Wake of the #MeToo Movement: What is the future of mandatory arbitration and mediation of sexual harassment claims in the workplace?” Topics included whether legislation aimed at exempting sexual harassment claims from mandatory arbitration is a workable solution, corresponding cultural and policy changes in coporate America, how the #MeToo movement has increased accountability, and much more. The session was moderated by Sarah E. Bouchard of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, and Ms. Banks was joined by Diane E. Dann of Mastercard; Clinton J. Smith, an Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinator at the EEOC; and Joseph B. Farrell of Latham & Watkins.
The meeting took place in Atlanta, GA from March 8-10. Find more information here.