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October 11, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Category: Conference
Location: Wayne State University Law School, Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium | Map
471 W. Palmer
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Varies
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

The 26th annual Bernard Gottfried Memorial Labor Law Symposium will feature  John F. Ring, chairman of the National Labor Relations Board. 

Registration is required. The registration fee will include meals and presentation materials. Registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 8. 

The general registration fee is $100. For students, NLRB staff and government employees, the reduced fee is $35. Parking is available for $8 (credit and debit cards only) in Structure No. 1 across West Palmer Street from the law school.

Seating for the luncheon is limited. Late registrants and walk-ins may not be assured a meal. Continuing Legal Education credits for Ohio and Indiana may be applied for at the conference sign-in table.

Proceeds from the Bernard Gottfried Memorial Labor Law Symposium will be used to fund future educational programs and to further labor law studies at Wayne Law.


8 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - Opening Remarks

  • Terry Morgan, regional director, Region 7, NLRB 
  • Sanjukta Paul, assistant professor, Wayne Law

8:45 a.m. - “A Swinging Pendulum or Course Corrections: Recent Cases and Upcoming Changes”

  • Colleen Carol, field attorney, Region 7, NLRB
  • Amy Bachelder, attorney, Sachs Waldman PC (labor's perspective)
  • Frank Mamat, attorney, Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC (management's perspective)


10 a.m. -  Coffee Break

10:15 a.m. -  “New Perspectives: Mandatory Arbitration; Duty of Fair Representation; R Case Rules”

  • Moderator: Joseph Canfield, field attorney, Region 7, NLRB
  • Robert Finkel, attorney, Finkel Whitefield Selik (management's perspective)
  • Timothy Ryan, attorney, Jackson Lewis PC – Grand Rapids Office (management's perspective)
  • Brad Raymond, general counsel, International Brotherhood of Teamsters (labor's perspective)
  • David Radtke, general counsel, Utility Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO (labor's perspective)              


Noon - Luncheon

12:45 p.m. - Keynote speaker

  • John F. Ring, chairman, National Labor Relations Board        

1:45 p.m. - "EEOC and NLRB – Hot Topics- Conflicting Confidentiality Pitfalls and More"

  • Nedra Campbell, trial attorney, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Donna Nixon, field attorney, Region 7, NLRB

3:30 p.m.    Closing remarks

For more information about this event, please contact Leilani Banks at or