MeToo conference May 14 2019

Last year, women across the globe were tweeting #MeToo. This year, we’re organizing for solutions.

On May 14, 2019, legal scholars and practitioner-experts from around the world will gather at Berkeley Law with lawyers and other specialists. The goal of this conference is to examine the systemic issues that permit sexual harassment and explore creative solutions developed across the globe to address the problem using the tools of comparative law.

Program

  • Panel discussions on how the worldwide #MeToo movement has affected women’s lives across the globe, and how resistance to the movement endangers its successes.
  • Workshops on the role of the general counsel and board, workplace investigations, litigation, law reform, social media, the role of artists, harassment prevention, and harassment viewed through the lens of race, sexual orientation, disability, and class.

Tentative Agenda (download PDF)

Link to Articles, Resources, and Written Materials

Speakers

  • Keynote presentations by:
  • Harassment experts from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America.
  • Speakers include law professors, lawyers, general counsel, journalists, and other specialists.

 

Catharine MacKinnon
Professor Catharine MacKinnon, who pioneered the legal claim for sexual harassment, gave the keynote address at the 2018 #MeToo conference and will return to make a keynote presentation at the 2019 conference.

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Conference Details

When & Where

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
UC Berkeley School of Law

Who should apply

Attorneys, business leaders and other specialists who want to:

  • Learn how the global movement against sexual harassment is changing the workplace.
  • Join the conversation on how to use the law as a tool to prevent and remedy harassment.

For attorneys, this course will be approved for up to 7 hours of California MCLE credit, which will include 1 hour of elimination of bias credit.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

Fee

Regular Program Rate: $450
UC Berkeley Alumni Rate: $375

Recent graduates and persons working with non-profits may request a partial reduction.

The fees cover all tuition, course materials, and meals during the event. Travel and accommodation are not included.

All fees are quoted in US dollars.

Accessibility

For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Lily Yang at lily_yang@law.berkeley.edu.  Please attempt to make your service request with as much advance notice as possible.

Contact

David B. Oppenheimer
Clinical Professor of Law
doppenheimer@law.berkeley.edu

Lily Yang
Conference Planner
lily_yang@law.berkeley.edu


Speaker List

Tammy Albarrán

United States

Deputy General Counsel,
Uber Technologies, Inc.

Zuzana Andreska

Zuzana Andreska

Czech Republic

Gender and Law Studies Graduate,
Charles University

Shreya Atrey

Shreya Atrey

India

Lecturer in Law,
University of Bristol Law School, United Kingdom

Zulaikha Aziz

Afghanistan

Human rights attorney, researcher
and independent consultant, Kabul

Ivana Bacik

Ivana Bacik

Republic of Ireland

Reid Professor of Criminal Law, Criminology and Penology,
Trinity College Dublin

Kadriye Bakirci

Kadriye Bakirci

Turkey

Professor of Law, Labor and Social Security,
Hacettepe University, Ankara

Oshia Banks

United States

Civil Rights Trial Attorney,
United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Florida

Nasrina Bargzie

Nasrina Bargzie

Afghanistan

Counsel, Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, Oakland

Laura Bourgeois

France

Associate CMS, Francis Lefebvre Avocats, Paris

Dale Brodsky

United States

Partner, Beeson Tayer & Bodine, Oakland; Member California Fair Employment and Housing Council

Lucy-Ann Buckley

Republic of Ireland

Senior Lecturer, National University of Ireland, Galway

Lisa Buehler

United States

Counsel, Shaw Law Group PC, Sacramento

Jessica Grace Cabrera

United States

PhD Student & Research Assistant, University of California, Irvine

aura Carlson

Laura Carlson

Sweden

Professor and Director of International Affairs, University of Stockholm

Yukyong Choe

Yukyong Choe

South Korea

Research Fellow, Korean Legislation Research Institute, Seoul

Jessica Clarke

Jessica Clarke

United States

Professor of Law, Vanderbilt Law School

Debbie Collier

South Africa

Associate Professor of Law, University of Cape Town

Michele Dauber

United States

Professor of Law, Stanford Law School

Natasha de Silva

Australia

Senior Policy Executive, Australian Human Rights Commission, Sydney

Meera Deo

United States

Professor of Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego

Kelly Dermody

United States

Partner,
Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Staci Dresher

United States

Partner & Associate General Counsel, Mintz Group, San Francisco

Peter Dunne

Peter Dunne

Republic of Ireland

Lecturer in Law, University of Bristol Law School

Beth Gaze

Australia

Co-Director of Studies, Employment and Labour Relations Law
Melbourne Law School

Elizabeth Grossman

United States

Criminial Defense Attorney,
Law Offices of Elizabeth Grossman, Berkeley

Phil Horowitz

United States

Litigation Attorney
Law Offices of Phil Horowitz, Oakland

Kazuko Ito

Japan

Attorney and Secretary General, Human Rights Now

Isabel Cristina Jaramillo Sierra

Isabel Cristina Jaramillo Sierra

Colombia

Professor, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

Saru Jayaraman

United States

Director of the Food Labor Research Center and Assistant Adjunct Professor of Public Policy at University of California, Berkeley

Puja

Puja Kapai Paryani

Hong Kong

Associate Professor of Law, The University of Hong Kong

Naina Kapur

India

Advocate, Preventive Law & Equality Compliance, Gurgaon, India

Bill Kidder

United States

Special Assistant, UCSC Chancellor’s Office; Research Associate, Civil Rights Project (UCLA)

Catharine MacKinnon

Catharine MacKinnon

United States

James Barr Ames Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School

Deborah Maddux

United States

Senior Managing Partner,
Van Dermyden Maddux Law Corporation, Sacramento

Virginia Marturet

Virginia Marturet

Argentina

Ministry of Justice, Secretary of Human Rights of the Nation and Professor of Law,
University of Buenos Aires

Aileen McColgan

United Kingdom

Professor,
University of Leeds

Marie Mercat-Bruns

Marie Mercat-Bruns

France

Affiliated Professor, Sciences Po Law School; Associate Law Professor in Private Law and in Labor & Employment Law Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers

Ruth Mestre

Ruth Mestre

Spain

Academic Director, Legal Clinic Program, University of Valencia, Spain

Amelia Miazad

United States

Founding Director & Senior Research Fellow, Business in Society Institute University of California, Berkeley Law

Denise Neves-Abade

Brazil

Senior Federal Prosecutor,
Sao Paolo, Brazil

Ann Noel

United States

Former General Counsel,
California Fair Employment and Housing Commission

Caroline Joelle Dzukou Epse Nwabueze

Caroline Joelle Dzukou Epse Nwabueze

Nigeria

Lecturer,
Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria

Karen O’Connell

Australia

Associate Professor of Law, Discrimination Law
University of Technology Sydney

Amy Oppenheimer

Amy Oppenheimer

United States

Attorney, Investigator, Arbitrator, Mediator, and Trainer

David Oppenheimer

United States

Professor of Law
University of California, Berkeley Law

Maya Raghu

United States

Director of Workplace Equality and Senior Counsel,
National Women’s Law Center, Washington, D.C.

Evelyn Rangel Medina

United States

Managing Director,
United for Respect, New York

Christina Ro-Connolly

United States

Senior Counsel, Labor and Employment Law,
Law Offices of Amy Oppenheimer, Berkeley

Jahan Sagafi

United States

Partner, Outten & Golden LLP,
San Francisco

Purna Sen

Purna Sen

United Kingdom

UN Women Executive Coordinator and Spokesperson on Sexual Harassment and Discrimination
UN Women, New York

Colleen Sheppard

Canada

Professor of Law, Discrimination and Equality Rights,
McGill University, Montreal

Patricia Shiu

United States

Former Director of Federal Contract Compliance (under President Barack Obama’s administration)

Heidi Swartz

United States

Director and Associate General Counsel
Labor and Employment at Facebook

Lisa Barnett Sween

United States

Office Managing Principal
Jackson Lewis, San Francisco

William (Bill) Tamayo

United States

District Director,
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission,
San Francisco

Maryam Torabi

Iran

Legal Advisor,
Tehran

Estefanía Vela Barba

Mexico

Associate Professor of Law,
Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas (CIDE), Mexico City

Craig Wagner

United States

Executive Vice President, Business Affairs,
Paradigm Talent Agency

Mariko Yoshihara

United States

Legislative Counsel and Policy Director, California Employment Lawyers Association

Lining Zhang

China

Assistant Director & Assistant Clinical Professor
Peking University of Transnational Law

Qiaojing Ella Zheng

United States

Senior Counsel,
Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP

Pamela Y. Price

United States

Civil Rights Attorney & Title IX Pioneer
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Elizabeth L. Riles

United States

Managing Partner, Bohbot & Riles, PC
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Becca Furman

United States

Attorney,
Lewis & Llewellyn LLP,
San Francisco
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Sponsored By:

FOX Corporation


Partner Organizations:

• Alameda County Bar Association
• The Bar Association of San Francisco
• California Employment Lawyers Association
• Equal Justice Society
• Equal Rights Advocates
• Fondation des Femmes
• The Labor & Employment Section, California Lawyers Association
• Legal Aid Association of California
• Women in Business Law Initiative (hosted by the Berkeley Center for Law and Business)