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October 17, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Category: Special Event
Location: Law School, Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium | Map
471 W. Palmer
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

The 27th annual Bernard Gottfried Memorial Labor Law Symposium will feature Detroit Free Press Columnist John Gallagher.

Registration is required. The registration fee will include meals and presentation materials. The general registration fee is $100. For students, NLRB staff and government employees, the reduced fee is $35. The registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 14.

Parking is available for $8.50 (credit and debit cards only) in Structure No. 1 on W. Palmer Ave. across 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

  • Rachel Settlage, director of clinical education, Wayne State University Law School
  • Terry Morgan, regional director, Region 7, National Labor Relations Board

8:45 a.m.     “Changing, Tweaking and Clarifying Union Obligations”

  • Moderator: Andrew Hampton, field examiner, Region 7, NLRB

Labor's perspective:

  • Neil Pettit, secretary-treasurer and business representative, Local 243, International Brotherhood of Teamsters                      

Management’s perspective:

  • Stephen Kulp, labor counsel, Ford Motor Company

10 a.m.       Coffee break

10:15 a.m.  “Rats, Rules and Reevaluations: Current Affairs at the NLRB”

  • Moderator: Joseph Canfield, former field attorney, Region 7, NLRB

Management's perspective:

  • Clifford Hammond, attorney, Foster Swift Collins and Smith PC
  • Lori Adamcheski, attorney, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC

Labor's perspective:

  • Darcie R. Brault, attorney, McKnight, Canzano, Smith, Radtke & Brault PC
  • Richard Mack Jr., attorney, Miller Cohen PLC

Noon           Luncheon

12:45 p.m.  Speaker

  • John Gallagher, senior business columnist, Detroit Free Press

1:45 p.m.    Special Session: “USDOL Office of Inspector General, Office of Labor Racketeering and NLRB - Hot Topics”

  • James Mead: assistant special agent in charge, Department of Labor, Office of Inspector General
  • Scott Preston, field attorney, Region 7, NLRB

3:30 p.m.    Closing

For more information about this event, please contact Law Reservations at 313-577-6497 or