May 24, 2018

Former EEOC General Counsel to Headline Hispanic Legal Conference May 31 in Chicago

CHICAGO, May 24, 2018 – David Lopez, former general counsel to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, will be the featured panelist at a half-day conference in Chicago on legal issues of interest to the Hispanic community.

It is one of several nationwide conferences sponsored by the American Bar Association’s Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities. The program will focus on sexual harassment in the workplace and legal advertising and communications to clients with limited English proficiency.

The event will be held Thursday, May 31, 1:30 to 5 p.m., at the law firm of Jenner & Block, 353 N. Clark St., Suite 4300. A reception will follow from 5 to 7 p.m. The program qualifies for CLE credit for lawyers.

Lopez was general counsel to the EEOC from 2010 to 2016. He is currently a partner at Outten & Golden and is the attorney-in-charge at the firm’s office in Washington, D.C. Lopez also co-chairs the firm’s Discrimination and Retaliation Practice Group.

The conference will feature two panels:

  • The Impact of the #MeToo #YoTambien Movement in the White-Collar and Blue-Collar Workplace. The panel will discuss the connection between sexual harassment and human trafficking, counseling for survivors and how to empower women and men to speak up and change the workplace culture. Panelists will be Lopez, former ABA President Laurel Bellows, Maritza Reyes of Mujeres Latinas en Accion and James Botana of Jackson Lewis.

  • Ethical Considerations and Professional Responsibility of Lawyers When Advertising Legal Services and Communicating to Potential Limited English Proficient Clients. Panelists will discuss best practice for lawyers representing clients with limited English proficiency and FCC rules governing media. Panelists will be Lea Gutierrez of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, Edna Uribe of Univision Communications, Mary Carmen Madrid Crost of the Madrid Crost Law Group, J. Damian Ortiz of the John Marshall Law School and reporter Michelle Gallardo of WLS-TV ABC7 News.


Tickets are $40 for ABA members, $50 for non-members and $25 for nonprofit and government employees. Register online here. The program is co-sponsored by Jenner & Block LLP and the Madrid Crost Law Group.

Other conferences sponsored the ABA Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities will be held in June in New York and San Francisco. The commission, created in 2012, addresses challenges and responsibilities facing Hispanics in the United States legal system.

For more information on the commission, visit ambar.org/chlrr.  For more information on the program, contact Nancy Andrade at nancy.andrade@americanbar.org.

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