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Arbitration agreements have been placed under an unexpectedly bright spotlight this past year due to the powerful #MeToo movement. As a result, the use of mandatory arbitration agreements has become a public focus, with plaintiffs’ counsel routinely fighting to invalidate them, especially within the context of sexual harassment.

In this One-Hour Briefing, you will hear two experts, Tracy Richelle High and Ann-Elizabeth Ostrager of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP discuss the rise of the use of arbitration agreements and the line of Supreme Court cases upholding their enforcement. They will also discuss how the recent spotlight on sexual harassment in the workplace bears on litigation implicating arbitration agreements and relevant state and federal legislation. 

Specific topics that will be discussed include:

  • Section 7515 of the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules
  • The Federal Arbitration Act and its preemptive effects
  • Future trends in light of the Supreme Court’s decisions in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, Ernst & Young LLP v. Morris and National Labor Relations Board v. Murphy Oil USA, Inc.

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