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Employee Final Settlements: What You Can Do To Achieve Final Finality

Instructor: Jonathan Evan Goldberg
Product ID: 703298
  • Duration: 60 Min

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This webinar will focus on techniques and strategies for negotiating employment dispute settlements. Attendees will learn best practices for ensuring finality.

Course "Employee Final Settlements: What You Can Do To Achieve Final Finality" has been pre-approved by HRCI as eligible for 1 credits towards a participant's recertification upon full completion.
“The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program”.

Why Should you Attend:

Resolving disputes through settlements - whether at an early stage or even after a court judgment remains one of the most critical functions of in-house or outside counsel in service of corporate clients. It remains critically important to get settlements "right" so that parties (corporate and otherwise) and their lawyers can achieve the goals of dispute resolution, including finality. The failure to achieve such goals could result in serious repercussions, for example, impacting a company's financials and reporting obligations.

This webinar will focus on following key topics:

  • Benefits of settlement
  • Getting to yes, or at least past no and to maybe
  • When is the right time to settle?
  • Types and terms of settlement
  • What are the traps to avoid
  • Types of leverage -legal and business
  • Reporting issues.
  • Finality? Finality!

Attend this webinar to learn from Jonathan Evan Goldberg, a litigation and employment law partner and trained mediator at the global law firm Dentons who has helped resolve numerous disputes.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Negotiation techniques and strategies
  • Standard (and non-standard) settlement terms
  • Release of claims: scope, specificity, carve outs
  • Case law - Federal and State
  • War stories
  • Risk tips
  • Best practices

Who Will Benefit:

  • Compliance professionals
  • Legal department personnel
  • Senior management

Instructor Profile:

Jonathan Evan Goldberg, is a litigation and employment law partner at Vandenberg & Feliu, LLP. An experienced trial lawyer and frequent public speaker, he has represented corporations, LLCs, partnerships, non-profits, law firms, and boards of directors, as well as officers, executives, attorneys, and others, in all aspects of complex commercial litigation, employment litigation, arbitration, and employment law.

During his nearly 20-year legal career, Mr. Goldberg has litigated hundreds of cases in federal and state courts throughout the United States involving claims of retaliation, discrimination, wrongful termination, fraud, defamation, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract, as well as commercial contract disputes, civil RICO, ERISA, trade secrets and restrictive covenants, corporate governance disputes, minority shareholder disputes, partnership disputes, Madoff counseling and defense, advancement and indemnification proceedings, whistleblower actions (SOX and CEPA), executive compensation counseling, litigation, and arbitration, international litigation and arbitration, antitrust litigation and arbitration, products liability litigation, environmental and toxic tort litigation, and securities fraud. Jonathan has also defended corporate and individual clients in connection with investigations by the US Department of Labor (DOL) and the US Department of Justice (DOJ), and is experienced in bringing and defending against TROs (temporary restraining orders) and preliminary injunctions in federal and state courts. He has also handled a number of state and federal appeals.

Jonathan also concentrates on and advises US and multinational corporations and executives in all aspects of employment law, including drafting and negotiating employment and separation agreements, corporate restructurings and reductions in force, employment advice related to corporate transactions, internal corporate investigations, handbooks and policy manuals, sexual harassment and other sensitivity training, protecting against employee raiding and theft of confidential information, and compliance with all federal, state, and local discrimination laws.

Jonathan is also a trained and skilled mediator and always explores ways to resolve disputes early so that his clients can focus on their business and personal matters.

Mr. Goldberg lives in New York, New York, where he serves as an officer and director of The America-Israel Cultural Foundation (www.aicf.org) and Friends House NYC (www.friendshousenyc.org). Mr. Goldberg is also the co-founder, President, and Chairman of the Board of Cherub Improv (www.cherubimprov.org), a non-profit that "performs community service" by providing free, family-friendly improv comedy shows and workshops to those who need it most, including senior citizens, adults and children living with cancer, veterans, hospital and hospice patients, and many others. Mr. Goldberg himself frequently performs improv for underserved-communities and teaches various groups (including lawyers and entrepreneurs) the basic principles of improv: listening, being supportive of others' ideas, feeling confident, embracing creativity, teamwork, and thinking quickly on one's feet.

Topic Background:

The challenging economy has resulted in an ever growing number of terminations of employment, breaches of contract, and lawsuit filings. In this climate, there are likewise more incentives and opportunities to resolve disputes "amicably" through settlement.

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