2024 DRI Employment and Labor Law Seminar

May 20–22, 2024
Washington Hilton | Washington, D.C.

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Develop New Skills and New Relationships for Success!

Join us in our nation’s capital as we reconnect at DRI’s 47th annual Employment and Labor Law Seminar. The nation’s best employment law seminar brings together leading management-side employment and labor attorneys, in-house counsel, human resources professionals, and employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) representatives from throughout the US and Canada. Always intensely practical, and accompanied by helpful written materials, this seminar is indispensable for experienced practitioners and those just getting started in labor and employment law. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from some of the best practitioners and professionals in the labor and employment arena.

What You Will Learn:

  • How implementing compliant employment policies and practices can positively impact company culture and create a strong, diverse, and inclusive workplace.
  • Best practices to prevent and respond to workplace violence.
  • Pragmatic tips for conducting effective workplace investigations.

Expand Your Network By:

  • Meeting with members of the Employment Law Committee and the Drug and Medical Device Committee.
  • Attending dine-arounds with colleagues from all over the U.S. and Canada.
  • Getting involved with the Committee behind the scenes by attending the business meeting and joining our steering committee.

Panel Counsel Meetings with Major Companies
Take advantage of the opportunity to engage with key industry companies* including:

  • Allied World Insurance Company
  • Cincinnati Insurance
  • Stryker

*Subject to change

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Thank You to DRI's Employment and Labor Law Committee Leadership

David Renner
David E. Renner
Program Chair
Sandy L. Morris
Sandy L. Morris
Program Vice Chair
Gordon Hill
S. Gordon Hill
Committee Chair
Helen Holden
Helen R. Holden
Committee Vice Chair
Mark A. Fahleson
Mark A. Fahleson
Law Institute

Join the Employment and Labor Law Committee

Registration Information

Member Pricing Non-Member Pricing Non-Member Bundle ^
Onsite Registration $1,695 $2,095 $2,015
Group Registration (Non-Sponsored)** $1,095 per person $1,095 per person $1,095 per person
Government Government members will receive the applicable government rate for the seminar upon login. If the government rate does not appear after logging in, please call DRI directly at (312) 795-1101 to receive the discounted rate. Invoices can be sent after purchase upon request.

Not a DRI Member? Select the Non-Member Bundle and Save!

^ Not a DRI Member and want to save on your registration? Take advantage of the Non-Member / Trial Membership Bundle when you register for the DRI Employment and Labor Law Seminar. Select the bundle and get up to 9 months of membership with the membership add-on when you check out. Note: Trial membership processing can take up to 30 days from the date of purchase, please contact DRI Customer Service with any questions.

Learn more about membership at DRI and get started on your DRI journey today!

*If your membership recently lapsed, please renew your membership prior to registering to ensure you receive your discounted member rate. If you would like to join DRI to receive the member pricing and see the benefits of becoming a member, click here to go to the Application page.

**Group registration is for registering four or more attendees, members and non-members. There is one free registration with every 10 registrations. You must lock in the rate three weeks prior to the seminar. If you want to register for the group pricing, fill out the form here (online registration is not available for this offering).

Networking Events

Premier Networking Event
Sponsored by: Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Dechert LLP, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Greenberg Traurig, Irwin Fritchie Urquhart Moore & Daniels LLC, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Nutter, Reed Smith LLP, Segal McCambrige Singer & Mahoney, Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP, Tucker Ellis LLP, UB Greensfelder LLP, Venable LLP

Date: Tuesday, May 21 from 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Pricing: Free when you register for the seminar; attendees must be 21+ (guest tickets $100 each, available at check-out. A limited number of guest tickets may be available on site for $125 each)
Location: Heights Courtyard at Washington Hilton

Join the Drug and Medical Device and Employment and Labor Law Seminars for a relaxing evening at the Heights Courtyard, an outdoor plaza off the lobby level of the Washington Hilton. Complement your networking with a DRI mocktail, cocktails, wine, soft drinks, assorted beers, and passed appetizers.

Agenda with Speakers

*Schedule and Speakers subject to change

View Schedule with Room Locations

Small Group Networking Opportunities (Sunday - Tuesday) 

Sunday National Zoo Outing
Time: 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Sign up for the Sunday National Zoo Outing!

Sunday Dinner Meet-up
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $25 Venmo @Bernard-Dennis
Sign up for the Sunday Dinner Meet-up!

Coming early to the 2024 Employment and Labor Law Seminar? Whether you toured the National Zoo or are just getting into town, please join us for some food and drinks with other conference colleagues on Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 6 p.m. at Grand Central Restaurant, Bar & Sportsbook in Adams Morgan -  a short 0.5 mile walk from our Washington Hilton Seminar location.

Monday DRI For Life Run/Jog/Walk
Time: 7:30 a.m.

Do you feel like you’re going to need to exercise before settling in for 2 ½ days of excellent CLEs and networking? Well, we have you covered. Please join your fellow DRI Employment and Labor Law Seminar attendees on Monday morning (5/20) for a walk/jog/run around the National Mall. Participants should meet in front of the hotel at 7:30 am on Monday. After meeting up, we’ll make our way to the National Mall, walking to the DuPont Circle subway station, which is about a 10-minute walk.  From the DuPont station, we’ll exit via the subway at the Smithsonian stop, where we’ll break up into three groups depending on your desired activity level. Subway fare is $2 per trip. We look forward to seeing all of you at the Employment and Labor Law Seminar and engaging in a fun activity to further explore the city.

Monday Sightseeing Activities
Time: 9:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Capacity: 25 people per group
Sign up for the Monday Sightseeing Activities!

Join us for your choice of Monday morning sightseeing activities and network with fellow DRI Employment and Labor Law seminar attendees while you take in our nation's capital.  Tickets to all activities are free, but you are responsible for your own transportation.  We'll meet up in the hotel lobby at the designated time to form ride-share groups.  If you prefer to meet the group at the destination (for example, if you'll already be at the Mall with the DRI for Life walking group), let us know and we'll arrange for you to meet up with the group

Monday Lunch Meet-up
Time: 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Cost: Pay-your-own-way
Sign up for the Monday Lunch Meet-up!

Join seminar attendees for a casual, pay-your-own-way lunch at Pizzeria Paradiso in DuPont Circle. Reunite with old friends and meet some new ones!

Tuesday Small Group Networking at the Board Room
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Cost: Free to attend, but a pay-your-own-way event
Sign up for the Tuesday Small Group Networking at the Board Room!

Challenge your colleagues to a game of wits or nostalgia or just a drink during our Small Group Networking at The Boardroom. We will have a private room and bar for boardgame fun leading up to the Premier Networking Reception later in the evening. Hope you can join us!


Headquarters Hotel Information

The seminar will take place at Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009.
To contact the hotel directly, call 202-483-3000.

The DRI room block at the Washington Hilton is now sold out. Please use the link below to reserve a room at a nearby available hotel.

Alternative Hotels

If you are planning on attending the conference and have not secured a hotel reservation, search for hotel availability via our trusted partner aRes Travel**. Book online or call 800.559.3186 for assistance; for International callers 619.546.5773.

**aRes Travel is a third-party travel planner. Rates, deposits, and cancellation policies may vary and are the responsibility of the guest. Questions on hotel policies or payments made on aRes website should be directed to the aRes Reservation Center or to the hotel directly.

CLE Information

Earn up to 10.5 hours of continuing legal education hours (CLE), including 1 hour of Ethics from this seminar.

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In some states that charge late CLE submission fees, there will be a $100 late fee to report CLE credits submitted more than 30 days after a seminar/virtual event. Click the button below for more details.

CLE Late Fees


DRI's Employment and Labor Law Seminar is proudly sponsored by:

If you would like to contact DRI about seminar sponsorship opportunities, including pricing, or to reserve a spot, please go to Advertising and Sponsorship.

DRI Cares

Blessings in a Backpack

Blessings in a Backpack Who Will Feed the Kids this Weekend?

Please join us in supporting Blessings in a Backpack, an organization that mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for school-aged children across America who might otherwise go hungry. Seminar attendees will have the opportunity to fill bags of food on the way to the joint networking lunch on Tuesday, May 21. Feeding a child before you feed yourself is a wonderful way to support children and families in the Washington, D.C. community.

Donate to Blessings in a Backpack

Other Information

If you have any questions or concerns regarding DRI programs, please contact DRI Customer Service at 312.795.1101 or custservice@dri.org.