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April 2015

Mercedes Colwin to Speak at ABA National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law

At the request of the EEOC, Gordon & Rees New York office managing partner, Mercedes Colwin, will speak at the 2015 National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law presented by the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law’s Equal Employment Opportunity Committee. The conference will be held April 15-18.

Colwin will speak at the presentation titled “New Americans & The Changing Face of Discrimination." The panel will address topics such as the demographic shift in workplaces, current legal issues around “English only” rules, segregation towards minority employees, and the EEOC’s role against discrimination. Colwin will present alongside the Honorable Constance Barker, Commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Laboni Hoq of Asian-Americans Advancing Justice, and Rebecca Smith of the National Employment Law Project.

Colwin is a leading U.S. trial lawyer with 48 cases successfully tried to verdict. She represents corporate executives and Fortune 500 clients who rely on her and her team of attorneys and experts to handle legal matters. She is a legal analyst on the Fox News Network, where she regularly appears to discuss nationwide legal issues. In 2014, Colwin was named one of the Nation's Most Powerful Employment Attorneys by Human Resource Executive. She has received numerous national recognitions, including Notre Dame Law School’s prestigious annual Graciela Olivarez Award, and was named by Forbes Business American Airlines as one of the six most influential women in America.

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Mercedes Colwin