Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms hosted their annual worldwide employment and employee benefits law practice group meeting in Boston May 29-31.
The meeting brought together approximately 50 employment and employee benefits law attorneys from across the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Central and South America to discuss current trends in legal jurisdictions around the world and where employment law might be heading in the future.
Davis Brown employment law and litigation attorney Deb Tharnish commented, “The panel featuring general counsel for Fenway Properties, which owns the Boston Red Sox, Liverpool Football Club, and a NASCAR team, was the highlight of the meeting for me. In addition to providing the inside scoop on these sports teams, he talked about the challenges facing employers in today’s climate. We also discussed the impact of the #MeToo movement on employers and employment law and compared the way various jurisdictions are interpreting restrictive covenants including non-competes.”
Nick Roby’s practice advising companies includes advice on matters relating to employee benefits, particularly non-qualified and equity-based plans. “It was great to hear from other attorneys about their pension and benefits work right now, especially as it pertains to recent requests from employees to participate to a greater degree in their employer’s economic success through a variety of plans and structures.”