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New and Changing Labor & Employment Regulatory Landscape

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 61 minutes
Recorded Date: June 14, 2022
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  • Current Labor & Employment Landscape
  • Other Joint Agency Initiatives
  • Next Stops for Employers
  • Most Pressing Challenges
  • Key Issues to Watch
  • Conclusion
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: June 14, 2022

For NY - Difficulty Level: For experienced attorneys only (non-transitional)


The many nuances of the changing regulation for labor and employment are front and center for GCs and their companies right now. This session will dive deep into understanding how to deal with the different patchwork of rules in different places and across jurisdictions, including the changing landscapes and residual effects of COVID-19. Join our speakers as they discuss the current labor and employment landscape, the most pressing challenges and how to avoid future pitfalls in this space.

This program was recorded as part of ALM & Corporate Counsel's Annual General Counsel Conference Midwest on June 14, 2022.

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Bill Shin

Assistant General Counsel
Wesco Distribution, Inc.

Bill Shin is Assistant General Counsel of Wesco Distribution, Inc., a Fortune 250 global distributor of network, security and utility power solutions. In this role, he leads Wesco’s North American labor and employment practice area.

Prior to Wesco, he was with Littler Mendelson’s Chicago office and also spent six years at Benesch Friedlander’s Cleveland office where he chaired the firm’s diversity committee. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University and a law degree from Notre Dame Law School where he also served as executive editor of the Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy.

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Amy Gaylord


With over 25 years of experience, Amy Moor Gaylord focuses her practice on traditional labor matters and employment litigation for both public and private sector employers with an emphasis on National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) proceedings, union organizing drives, NLRB-conducted elections, arbitration cases, contract negotiations, and employment discrimination matters. She has experience counseling clients in various industries, including higher education, not-for-profit, public safety (fire/rescue, police, 911 emergency dispatch centers), hospitality, and entertainment, among others.

Amy has served as lead negotiator in hundreds of collective bargaining negotiations in both the public and private sectors. She frequently represents employers in state and federal court, including class action and TRO/preliminary injunction proceedings, in arbitrations, and before administrative agencies. In addition, she counsels clients regarding union avoidance, workplace harassment, and compliance with a variety of employment-related statutes, including Title VII, the NLRA, the ADEA, the ADA, the FMLA, and the FLSA.

Amy previously worked as an attorney with the National Labor Relations Board in Peoria, Illinois.

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Sheila Frederick

Associate General Counsel
United Airlines, Inc.

Sheila Frederick is Associate General Counsel, Labor and Employment Law at United Airlines, Inc. In this role, she provides legal advice in all aspects of labor and employment law for United’s approximately 65,000 domestic employees. She also manages a team that is responsible for consulting, training, managing litigation and compliance on all aspects of labor and employment law.

Prior to working at United, Sheila spent six years at Winston & Strawn LLP in the Labor and Employment practice group. Prior to attending law school, she worked at Abbott Laboratories in the Human Resources Professional Development Program.

Sheila earned both her Juris Doctor and her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois.

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Rachel Atterberry

Assistant General Counsel
Beam Suntory

Rachel Atterberry is Senior Counsel – Labor & Employment for Beam Suntory. In her role, she advises on global employment and labor issues as well as litigation matters. Rachel has over 15 years of legal experience and served as the Labor & Employment Practice Group Chair at Freeborn & Peters, LLP before joining Beam Suntory. She lives in Evanston, Illinois with her husband, Mark Vaughan, and their two children. In addition to her role with CHAT, Rachel is a committed parent volunteer for The Academy at St. Joan of Arc.

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Tomas Rivera

Managing Director, Assistant General Counsel
Discovery Financial Services

Tom?s Rivera, Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Employment, Labor and Benefits, at Discover Financial Services, in Deerfield, Illinois.

Tom?s manages the EL&B team, which advises stakeholders regarding global laws and regulations pertinent to the company’s employment lifecycle – from compensation and recruitment to separation. His primary stakeholder partners include the Executive and Management teams, Chief Human Resources Management, Procurement, Finance and Business Technology.

Primary areas of coverage include executive talent acquisition and retention agreements, organizational and talent accountability, immigration and global mobility, benefits and compensation, leave administration, contractor staff augmentation, succession plans, and whistle-blower investigations. He also oversees Discover’s employment-related litigation related to traditional employment and labor, including Title VII, ADA, FMLA, ADEA, EPA, DOL audits, and Affirmative Action. Other geographical coverage areas include EMEA, APAC, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

Prior to joining Discover, Tom?s served in similar roles at Walgreen Company and the U.S. Postal Service.

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