FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 10, 2015
Oliver F. Hays
Phillips Lytle LLP
PHILLIPS LYTLE LLP ATTORNEY JENNIFER A. BECKAGE ON LOCAL PLANNING COMMITTEE FOR 27TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE NATIONAL CONSORTIUM ON RACIAL AND ETHNIC FAIRNESS IN THE COURTS CONFERENCE
Buffalo, N.Y. – Jennifer A. Beckage, an attorney with Phillips Lytle LLP, a premier regional law firm recognized nationally for legal excellence, is a member of the planning committee for the 27th Annual Conference of the National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts Conference. The conference is being held in Buffalo, N.Y. June 10-13, at the Hyatt Regency. The event is hosted by the Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission which was established in June 1991 to educate and advise decision makers in the New York Court System on issues affecting both employees and litigants of color; and to implement recommendations developed to address said issues.
The theme of the conference is “Uniting Communities: Justice for All.” The conference is expected to draw hundreds of judges, attorneys and others from around the country.
Speakers and participants at the conference include: Reverend Al Sharpton; Hon. Sheila Abdus-Salaam of the New York Court of Appeals; Leah Aden, Assistant Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.; Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown; Professor Gloria Browne-Marshall, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Dr. Gail C. Christopher, D. N., Vice President for Policy and Senior Advisor, W.K. Kellogg Foundation; Mylan Denerstein, Esq. (Former Legal Counsel to New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, 2011 – 2014), Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster; Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz; Reverend Darius G. Pridgen; Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita; Daniel M. Weitz, Esq., NYS Unified Court System; Joel West Williams, Esq., Native American Rights Fund, and others.
Ms. Beckage concentrates her practice on complex business disputes and commercial litigation involving, among other things, intellectual property, employee disloyalty, violations of non-compete agreements and other employment matters, breaches of contract, fraud matters, food product litigation, class actions, and corporate compliance with regulatory bodies.