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November 2018

Partner Mercedes Colwin Featured Presenter at AIG and AON Co-Sponsored Employment Practices Liability Symposium

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani Senior Partner Mercedes Colwin will be a featured presenter at an Employment Practices Liability Breakfast Symposium co-hosted by AIG and AON on December 6 in New Jersey. Colwin will be a part of an interactive roundtable that will discuss recent developments within employment law. The discussion will focus on trends including #MeToo, #TimesUp, sexual harassment in the workplace, legal updates and the impact on employment liability insurance.

The roundtable discussion will provide tools and knowledge to aid and educate attendees on the high-profile, ever-changing legal and regulatory environment. Colwin is a seasoned trial lawyer who provides training to companies small and large, including Fortune 100 publicly traded companies, on how to prevent harassment and discrimination of all types in the workplace. Coupled with being a former Administrative Law Judge for the New York State Division of Human Rights, Colwin will add a depth of expertise and knowledge on issues impacting diversity, inclusion and human rights.

Joining Colwin as presenters are: Lara Bruzzese, National Employment Practice Leader, AIG; Dean Constantine, SVP-Employment Practices Claims, AIG; Adam Furmansky, VP-Financial Services Group, AON; and Sunita Holzer, EVP and CHRO, Realogy Holdings Corporation. 

Mercedes Colwin handles a wide variety of litigation, including employment law, commercial litigation, class actions, products liability, professional liability, wage and hour class actions, civil rights violations and criminal law. Colwin has successfully tried 48 cases to verdict in various jurisdictions throughout the country. She regularly defends corporate executives from Fortune 500 companies accused of wrongdoing including claims of sexual misconduct. Widely regarded as one of the top national legal analysts on the Fox News Network, Colwin regularly appears on the network to discuss critical national legal issues.

Gordon & Rees is a national litigation and business transactions firm with more than 850 lawyers in 52 offices across the United States. Our lawyers provide full service representation to public and private companies ranging from the Fortune 500 to start-ups. Founded in 1974, Gordon & Rees is recognized among the fastest growing and largest law firms in the country. Additionally, in 2018 Law360 ranked the firm among the top 40 largest U.S. firms and The American Lawyer ranked the firm among the top 45 on its Diversity Scorecard.

Mercedes Colwin