CONFERENCE: Pullman & Comley Attorneys To Present at Annual CBA Legal Conference

Several attorneys from Pullman & Comley participated in the 2016 Connecticut Legal Conference, sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Association.  The day-long event consisted of multiple CLE sessions, CBA's annual luncheon meeting, and concluded with a networking reception.

During the CBA Annual Luncheon and Meeting, attorney Thomas F. Maxwell Jr. was honored for his 50 years with the Connecticut Bar.  Attorney Maxwell is a member of the firm's Litigation Department, as well as the White Collar, Criminal Defense and Corporate Investigations and Professional Liability sections.

The following is a review of the topics presented by our attorneys at the conference:

Time: 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 
David P. Atkins, head of the firm's Professional Liability Section, will co-present the Ethics Track program, Ahead of the Curve: Ethics in Practice.  Attorney Atkins will offer practical guidelines and recommendations to help lawyers navigate today's complex legal environment while minimizing their professional liability risk. 

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Professional liability attorney and chair of the CBA Professional Ethics Committee Marcy Tench Stovall will present Ethics: A Year In Review, an overview of the committee's recent decisions and proposed rule changes. The panel will also address the most frequently asked questions about the disciplinary process.

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Michael A. Kurs, chair of the CBA's Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section, will moderate the panel, CUTPA After Four Decades: Addressing the Unanswered Questions.  Attorney Kurs will be joined by two co-authors of the leading unfair trade practice treatise, who will discuss unresolved CUTPA issues and significant developments since the law's inception forty years ago.

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
For their portion of the Workplace Track presentation Significant Developments in Employment Law, Jonathan B. Orleans and Robert C. Hinton will provide a review of recent Labor, Employment Law & Employee Benefits practice cases, including Standard Oil of Connecticut, Inc. v. Administrator, Unemployment Compensation Act, SC 19493 (March 15, 2015), a case that expands the definition of independent contractor status under the "ABC Test" for the purposes of unemployment tax liability.

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