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Upcoming Webinar | 2023 January 12, Thursday, 1:30 – 2:30 PM CST

Between maintaining business continuity and keeping your workforce safe, we know there’s been little time to track the rapidly changing employment, compensation and mobility law landscape — in Illinois, across the US, and globally.

This webinar, co-hosted by the Association of Corporate Counsel – Chicago Chapter, is designed to ensure that Midwest in-house counsel are up to speed on the top developments of 2022 and are prepared for what’s on the horizon in 2023.

Join us for a content-rich 90-minute presentation with practical takeaways, covering the latest developments in employment, compensation and mobility, including:

  • Protecting your trade secrets in the US and globally
  • Trends in salary disclosure laws in the US and abroad
  • The NLRB: Where things stand and what to expect in 2023
  • Employment litigation trends for the year ahead
  • Significant new developments affecting equity awards in 2023
  • Equity compensation trends and best practices for public and private companies
  • Post-COVID updates from an immigration and mobility perspective, from international travel to I-9 completion



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ACC Chicago is an Approved Illinois MCLE Provider. This program is approved for 1.5 General IL MCLE Credit Hours. Participants seeking MCLE credit must provide their IL ARDC number during registration and attend via the online platform versus by phone dial-in. Details for video and audio participation to be provided upon registration.

Thursday, January 12

1:00 – 2:30 pm CT

Please direct program inquiries to Anna Belova

Attendance is complimentary but limited to ACC members, in-house counsel non-ACC members, and guests of the sponsor.

By registering, you agree that your name and email address will be provided for one-time use to Baker McKenzie (Sponsor) for virtual meeting management.


Melissa Allchin is an Attorney in Baker McKenzie's Employment and Compensation Practice with more than eleven years of experience in corporate immigration law. She routinely advises multinational and domestic clients on the strategy, requirements, and procedures to secure visas and work and residence permits and satisfy employment eligibility and other immigration-related regulatory requirements for a global workforce. Melissa frequently speaks on global and US immigration and immigration compliance issues at Firm and client events geared towards global mobility, human resources, and legal professionals. She has been a Member of the Firm's Pro Bono and Diversity Committees.


William (Bill) Dugan is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Employment and Compensation Practice Group, residing in Chicago and New York, chair of the US Disputes Employment Group, co-chair of the North American Employment Disputes Group, and a member of the Steering Committee for the North American Employment and Compensation Practice. Bill has been recognized as a leader in labor and employment law by Chambers, he has been repeatedly recognized for his superior litigation defense in Super Lawyers, and Legal 500 has stated that Bill is a “master in the art of defending corporations in litigation.” Bill represents management in complex litigation in federal and state courts and other tribunals throughout the United States, including trade secret and restrictive covenant matters, class and collective actions, and labor arbitrations. Bill also counsels employers on a wide range of Labor and Employment issues.


Elizabeth Ebersole is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Global Employment and Labor Law group. She focuses her practice on cross-border employment law advice across the entire spectrum of employment issues facing multinational employers. Ms. Ebersole has been published in various external legal publications in addition to handbooks/magazines published by the Firm. She was ranked one of the top employment and labor attorneys in Chicago by Super Lawyers.


Scott McMillen is a counsel in the Firm’s Chicago office with experience in US and international executive and equity compensation issues. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals and the Global Equity Organization.


JT Charron is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Chicago office and a member of the Firm’s Employment and Compensation Practice Group. Prior to joining the Firm, JT was an associate attorney with other leading law firms. Additionally, in 2015 JT advocated for disadvantaged children’s educational rights and interests at the Legal Services of Eastern Missouri's Children’s Legal Alliance and worked as Student Clinician at the Boesche Legal Clinic’s Immigrants Rights Project in 2014, where he represented refugees seeking asylum in the US.

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