Join us on January 20th for: A Reassessment Of #MeToo: At A Critical Juncture in State & National History, Where Do We Truly Stand?
The Presidential Summit is the marquee event of the New York State Bar Association’s 2022 Annual Meeting, and will focus on critical social justice and civil rights issues with which society continues to grapple.
New York State Attorney General Letitia James will kick off the summit with a keynote address. A veteran New York City elected official, James has garnered national attention as a result of her investigation into the Trump Organization, and the sexual harassment investigation into Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Our founder Carrie Goldberg will feature on the summit’s first panel, A Reassessment Of #MeToo: At A Critical Juncture in State & National History, Where Do We Truly Stand?, which will examine how the national landscape has changed on the subject of sexual harassment and abuse since the inception of the #Metoo movement, and how much work remains to establish true gender equity.
A 2018 New York Times report found at least 201 prominent male business leaders lost their jobs after the fall of disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein broke open the #MeToo floodgates, but less than half of their replacements were women. This panel will re-examine whether changes to the law have been successful in protecting and advancing women in the workplace and whether the movement itself needs a reset – including a review of the #MeToo movement’s impact on communities of color.
Running from 2:30 p.m. to 3:35 p.m., the panel discussion on #MeToo will feature:
Susan L. Harper, Esq. – Managing Bates Group LLC (moderator), Founding and Past Chair of NYSBA’s Women in Law Section (Testified in the 2019 Joint New York State Senate and Assembly Public Hearing on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.)
Debra S. Katz, Esq. – Founding Partner, Katz, Marshall & Banks (Representing high-profile cases including: Charlotte Bennett, a former aide to then Governor Andrew Cuomo in sexual harassment allegations and represented Dr. Christine Blasey Ford before the Senate Judiciary Committee in September 2018 when she testified about then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.)
Kathryn Barcroft, Esq. – Partner, Chair Private Sector Employment Division, Solomon Law Firm, PLLC (Representing employees and employers in workplace matters and high-profile sexual harassment cases.)
Carrie Goldberg, Esq. – Founder, C.A. Goldberg, PLLC (A victims rights attorney who’s brought groundbreaking civil rights and personal injury cases against schools, municipalities, Hollywood predators, and major tech companies. She is the author of New York Times’ Editor’s Choice: Nobody’s Victims: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs, & Trolls.)
The summit will take place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. January 20th, 2022.
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