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Greenberg Traurig's Terence McCourt to Speak on Defending Against FMLA and ADA Claims

BOSTON, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Terence P. McCourt, a shareholder in the Boston office of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, will speak at the American Conference Institute's (ACI) Third Annual Forum on Defending and Managing Employment Discrimination Litigation, to be held on July 30-31 in New York City. McCourt will speak on a panel entitled "Disability and Leave of Absence: Defending Against FMLA and ADA Claims" on Monday, July 30, 2012.

McCourt, who practices in the firm's Labor & Employment group, will speak about amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and applying the new law. He will also discuss Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regulations, the EEOC's continued emphasis on ADA litigation, and determining whether an employee has a disability covered by ADA. Further, McCourt will address how to navigate the "interactive process" in responding to requests for "reasonable accommodation."

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McCourt is Chairman of Greenberg Traurig's Boston office's Labor & Employment group, and concentrates his practice on labor and employment litigation and counseling. He litigates employment discrimination and wrongful termination cases in state and federal courts; handles labor arbitration cases; litigates non-competition cases; conducts internal corporate investigations; and represents management in National Labor Relations Board proceedings. He also counsels employers concerning the myriad legal requirements in the workplace, particularly in the event of significant operational changes such as mergers, acquisitions, business relocations, or reductions in force. Formerly Deputy Chief Legal Counsel to the Governor of Massachusetts and General Counsel to the Massachusetts Secretary of Labor, McCourt has wide-ranging governmental experience.

McCourt received his J.D. from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law and his B.A. from Georgetown University.

Greenberg Traurig's Labor & Employment Practice, with more than 100 practitioners firm-wide and recognized by Law360 as a 2011 Employment Group of the Year, provides an array of workplace strategies and legal counsel, including consulting, technical assistance and litigation representation.

About Greenberg Traurig

Greenberg Traurig LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 35 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any other among the Top 10 on The National Law Journal's 2012 NLJ 250. For additional information, please visit www.gtlaw.com.

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