May 04, 2016 - Boston, MA
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On May 3, Davis Malm shareholders Tamsin R. Kaplan and Lawrence J. Casey were featured speakers at the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) Eastern Region Conference.
Ms. Kaplan moderated the panel, “Diversity, Unconscious Bias and Employer Liability,” and Mr. Casey served as a panelist along with Gail Dines, Chair and Professor of American Studies, Wheelock College, and Keith Maddox, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, Tufts University. This session explored how unconscious and unexamined biases can impact a university or college campus, and examined how those biases may impede an institution’s ability to achieve diversity and equality on campus and increase institutional and individual legal risk. Attendees learned how to implement policies and practices to ensure biases aren’t impeding strides toward diversity and inclusivity in faculty and staff.
Ms. Kaplan practices in the Business Law, Employment, and Litigation areas. She represents parties involved in business and employment disputes and other civil litigation matters in state and federal courts and agencies. She frequently conducts workplace investigations and trainings on diversity, harassment, and other topics. Ms. Kaplan has extensive experience representing businesses, executives, and other high level professionals on a full range of employment-related issues. Ms. Kaplan has been on the Labor and Employment Curriculum Advisory Committee of the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) since 2010, and is the author of the chapter on Employment Agreements in Advising Massachusetts Businesses, a book published by MCLE in 2011. She is distinguished by Chambers USA as a "Leading Lawyer," has been included for several years in the list of Massachusetts Super Lawyers, and was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016.
Mr. Casey practices in the Business Law, Employment, and Litigation areas. He has over 30 years of experience successfully litigating complex employment-related matters on behalf of executives, professionals, and employers in trials in state and federal courts, arbitrations, and agency hearings. Mr. Casey also has extensive experience negotiating complex executive employment and transition agreements in various industries, including mergers and acquisitions, change-in-control agreements, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, lift-outs and incentive/equity compensation. He advises executives concerning the numerous and varied documents often used to memorialize their compensation packages. Mr. Casey was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 and has been included for several years in the list of Massachusetts Super Lawyers.
About Davis, Malm & D'Agostine, P.C.
Founded in 1979, Davis Malm is a premier mid-sized, full-service New England firm. The firm provides sophisticated, cost-effective legal representation to local, national, and international public and private businesses, institutions, and individuals in a wide spectrum of industries. The attorneys at the firm practice at the top level of the profession and deliver successful results to clients through direct partner involvement, responsive client service, and practical and creative problem solving. . Davis Malm is the member firm for the International Lawyers Network representing Massachusetts and northern New England.
This session explored how unconscious and unexamined biases can impact a university or college campus, and examined how those biases may impede an institution's ability to achieve diversity and equality on campus and increase institutional and individual legal risk.