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Clark Hill Attorney Anne-Marie Vercruysse Welch to Present at ABA Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference on November 12, 2016

November 8, 2016

BIRMINGHAM, MI – Clark Hill attorney Anne-Marie Vercruysse Welch will present “Confidentiality, Waivers and Similar Settlement Agreement Provisions Under Scrutiny: Tell Me About Your Separation Agreement” at the American Bar Association’s 10th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference on November 12, 2016, at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in downtown Chicago, Illinois.

Increasingly, enforcement and regulatory agencies are challenging confidentiality provisions as part of settlement or release agreements. Welch will speak on a panel about whether certain waivers of rights, confidentiality, nondisparagement and covenants not to sue or cooperate are valid in light of recent decisions by the courts as well as actions taken by agencies such as the EEOC, SEC and NLRB. The panel will review the state of the law as well as explore best practices to avoid further disputes about these types of provisions.

Welch is a senior attorney in Clark Hill’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. As an employment and labor law specialist, shee defends employers in state and federal lawsuits and administrative proceedings against wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, retaliation and related statutory and tort claims. Welch also prosecutes and defends claims pertaining to confidentiality, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.

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