Representing Individual Defendants in Employment Law


Monday, November 21, 2011



James Anelli, LeClaire Ryan


Renaissance Woodbridge
515 US Highway 1 S
Iselin, NJ 08830
United States




1:30-4:30 pm

CLE Credits:

3.4 hrs


Join New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education for a program titled Representing Individual Defendants in Employment Law Cases. It is on Monday, November, 21, at the Renaissance Woodbridge 515 US Highway 1 S in Iselin, New Jersey. The program starts at 1:30 and ends at 4:30 p.m.

In a significant portion of employment law cases, plaintiffs sue both employers and individual employees -- from staff supervisors to members of governing bodies like boards and committees. Such suits are becoming increasingly common, particularly in whistleblower and false claims actions.

Defending these individuals can present a host of challenges for practitioners as the attorney who represents them. Specifically, it is crucial for the employer's attorneys to understand the appropriate scope of representation they can extend to defendant employees, when an individual should be advised to retain his or her own counsel and the problems that can arise when there is joint representation.

Participants will learn how to successfully overcome these troublesome representation challenges and the ethical ways to solve dilemmas relating to joint representation; how and when to advise an individual to retain his/her own counsel; indemnification issues; joint and several liability; liability of general counsel and the ethical obligations to "go up the ladder"; and legal issues faced by corporate heads and directors.

The presenter is James Anelli of LeClaire Ryan.

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