Patricia Collins, a Partner of the firm, will participate as a panelist on Wednesday, July 29th at 1:00 pm in a Strafford Webinar entitled, "Leveraging Prior Unemployment, Workers' Comp and EEOC Administrative Determinations in Employment Litigation". This CLE webinar will guide employment counsel in using determinations from administrative proceedings to their clients’ advantage in subsequent litigation. The panel will discuss best strategies for leveraging findings and rulings from unemployment, workers’ compensation, EEOC and other administrative proceedings, and navigating varying approaches to the doctrine of collateral estoppel among jurisdictions.
Ms. Collins counsels small to medium-sized business clients and nonprofit entities on employment compliance and risk management issues. She represents employers and employees in litigation under federal and state discrimination and wrongful termination laws relating to restrictive covenants, unfair competition and unlawful use of trade secrets, and compliance with state and federal regulations. She also assists employers and employees in preparing employment agreements, policies and handbooks.