Early Case Assessments in Employment Disputes: Minimizing Risks, Controlling Costs and Efficiently Resolving Claims
Creating an ECA Policy, Structuring and Implementing Effective ECAs
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will inform employment counsel on the effective use of early case assessments (ECAs) in the context of employment-related disputes to minimize costs, mitigate risks, and hasten resolution. The panel will outline drafting tips and provide guidance to employment counsel for conducting ECAs as part of the dispute resolution process.
- Elements and structure of an effective ECA program
- When to use an ECA program
- Preventing runaway cases with effective ECA
- The intersection of ECA programs and e-discovery
- Best practices for implementing and utilizing ECAs
The panel will review the following key issues:
- How using an ECA promotes evidence based decisions on whether and when to settle or litigate.
- What cost categories can an ECA be used to identify, and can an ECA be used to reduce anticipated costs?
- How does an ECA intersect with e-discovery tools and other pre-litigation or pre-arbitration practices?
Mark S. Goldstein
Mr. Goldstein counsels clients on a variety of workplace issues, including policy development and compliance, risk... | Read More
Mr. Goldstein counsels clients on a variety of workplace issues, including policy development and compliance, risk assessment and litigation avoidance, wage and hour compliance, conducting and overseeing internal investigations, hiring, discipline and discharge decisions, enforcement of covenants not to compete, drafting employment and separation agreements, and a wide variety of other employment issues. In addition, Mr. Goldstein has an active litigation practice defending employers in a wide range of matters in both state and federal court.Close
Frank C. Morris, Jr.
Epstein Becker & Green
Mr. Morris leads the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice in the Washington, DC, office, and chairs the... | Read More
Mr. Morris leads the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice in the Washington, DC, office, and chairs the firm's Disability Law Group. A former NLRB attorney, he now represents private and public employers in EEO, disability, labor, and general litigation matters. Mr. Morris regularly writes and lectures on various employment and litigation topics and is an adjunct professor at George Washington University Law School, where he teaches Discrimination Law.Close
Lisa Renee Pomerantz, Esq.
Lisa Renee Pomerantz, Attorney at Law
Ms. Pomerantz has more than 30 years of legal and dispute resolution experience. She spent 15 years as in-house counsel... | Read More
Ms. Pomerantz has more than 30 years of legal and dispute resolution experience. She spent 15 years as in-house counsel where her responsibilities included managing business and employment litigation and dispute resolution activities, implementing a system for early case assessment and counseling and training clients on ethics and compliance issues. Now in private practice, she mediates and arbitrates disputes for the American Arbitration Association and represents business clients on commercial and corporate matters involving customers, vendors and collaborators, and to resolve business and employment disputes amicably and cost-effectively. Ms. Pomerantz is a frequent author and lecturer on employment law and other topics.Close