On April 27, a sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, holding that the Federal Arbitration Act preempts state laws that invalidate class action waivers in consumer arbitration agreements. This decision has significant implications for employers, both those already using employee arbitration agreements and those considering them.

Ballard Spahr Labor and Employment partners Daniel V. Johns and Steven W. Suflas will be joined by Alan S. Kaplinsky, the pioneer of class action waivers, to discuss the opinion and its significance in this complimentary briefing. The panel will discuss how plaintiffs’ lawyers and the lower courts have responded to Concepcion and the opportunities that now exist for companies to use arbitrations in a variety of workplace contexts.


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET


Daniel V. Johns, Partner, Labor and Employment Group
Alan S. Kaplinsky, Practice Leader, Consumer Financial Services Group
Steven W. Suflas, Partner, Labor and Employment Group