Paulette Brown, a labor and employment partner in Edwards Wildman’s Morristown office and the firm’s chief diversity officer, will be a presenter and panelist at a Title VII symposium
on Friday, April 4, hosted by the St. John’s Law Review, the Journal for Civil Rights and Economic Development, and the St. John’s Journal of International and Comparative Law, in conjunction with NYU Center for Labor and Employment Law; The Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and Economic Development; the St. John’s Center for Labor and Employment Law; and the St. John’s Center of International and Comparative Law. The symposium will assess the past, present, and future of Title VII.
Brown, nominated to become the next president, and first woman of color, of the American Bar Association, will be a panelist along with other distinguished guests including Jacqueline Berrien, chair of the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Edward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop Emeritus of New York; Rev. Dr. Floyd Flake, former Congressman; Basil Paterson, partner, Meyer Suozzi and former Deputy Mayor of New York City; and Charles Rangel, member of Congress, US House of Representatives. Topics will include the historical origins of Title VII and Title VII reforms or amendments. Brown will also have the honor to present the Edwards Wildman Palmer Award, an award commissioned in the name of the firm by Labor & Employment partner David Marshall, who teaches employment discrimination law as an adjunct member of the St. Johns University Law School faculty. The award will be presented to the St. John’s student who submitted the best essay discussing an issue of civil rights in the workplace.