Carolyn Wheeler's Speaking Engagements

 
Navigating the New Normal: Accommodations in the Pandemic Era 
April 19, 2021 
Katz, Marshall & Banks senior counsel Carolyn Wheeler participated in a panel hosted by the ABA Section of labor and Employment Law, which examined the developing law around disability and religious accommodations and best practices in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
 
April 7, 2022
Katz, Marshall & Banks senior counsel Carolyn Wheeler gave a presentation to the Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Section providing a review and preview of Supreme Court cases during the 2021 term.  She explained the Court’s recent decisions in an ERISA case about fiduciaries’ duty of prudence, Hughes v. Northwestern University, a First Amendment case finding that a college board member had no claim based on his censure by the board, Houston Community College System v. Wilson, and an arbitration case holding that federal courts have no jurisdiction over suits seeking to set aside arbitration awards, Badgerow v. Walters.  In addition, she explained the lower court decisions and issues before the Supreme Court in a number of other First Amendment and arbitration cases, as well as a number of cases raising novel statutory questions. 
 
April 2, 2022
Katz, Marshall & Banks senior counsel Carolyn Wheeler participated on a panel at the American Bar Association National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law in Memphis, Tennessee, entitled “Hope and a Prayer: Religious Liberty at Work.”  Carolyn focused on recent developments in the courts dealing with employee requests for religious accommodations related to employers’ imposition of vaccine mandates and on the expansive interpretations of who qualifies as a “minister” for purposes of religious employers’ assertion of the “ministerial exemption” from challenges to employment decisions under the anti-discrimination statutes. She prepared a paper for the conference that can be accessed here.
 
April 4, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks senior counsel Carolyn Wheeler spoke at the 2019 National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law on the panel, "Age Discrimination - It Never Gets Old."
 
December 5, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks senior counsel Carolyn Wheeler spoke at an ALI-CLE course, "Changing Employment Law Currents: Examining This Administration's Impacts." 
 
November 8, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks senior counsel Carolyn Wheeler spoke at the 12th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference on the panel, "Perspectivers from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission."
 
April 25, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks senior counsel Carolyn Wheeler spoke on the panel, "Strengthening Protections: How to Improve Title IX & Keep Campuses Safe," at the 2018 Enough is Enough Summit.
 
March 16, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks senior counsel Carolyn Wheeler spoke on a panel at the National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law Conference, where she spoke about the Supreme Court's decisions in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and EEOC v. Abercrombie.
 
Talking about Sexual Harassment at Work
November 13, 2017
Katz, Marshall & Banks senior counsel Carolyn Wheeler appeared as a guest on The Lorne Epstein Show in a segment titled, "Talking about Sexual Harassment at Work."

Advanced Religious Discrimination Issues​
April 1, 2017
Katz, Marshall & Banks senior counsel Carolyn Wheeler spoke on a panel entitled "Advanced Religious Discrimination Issues" at the American Bar Association's 2017 National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law.

Developments in Discrimination Litigation: Harassment, Race, Gender, Age, Pregnancy, and National Origin
March 17, 2016
Katz, Marshall & Banks senior counsel Carolyn Wheeler gave a presentation entitled "Developments in Discrimination Litigation: Harassment, Race, Gender, Age, Pregnancy, and National Origin" at the Advanced Employment Law and Litigation 2016 continuing legal education seminar, hosted by the American Legal Institute. 

Women’s Work is Never Done
February 26, 2016
Katz, Marshall & Banks senior counsel Carolyn Wheeler delivered the keynote address, entitled "Women's Work is Never Done" for the St. Louis Law Review symposium “Shattering the Glass Ceiling: the Status of Women in the Workplace and the Change Needed for Equality.”