LONDON, Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Duane Morris LLP is pleased to announce the launch of the Duane Morris Institute (DMi) in the United Kingdom. DMi was created at the firm's Philadelphia headquarters in 2009 as the educational outlet for its Employment, Labour, Benefits and Immigration practice. DMi offers online and in-person training on timely and relevant issues in the workplace for human resources professionals, in-house counsel, benefits administrators and other senior management.
"Duane Morris is thrilled to launch DMi in the UK," said Elena Cooper, who will head the DMi programme in London. Cooper, a partner in the firm's London office, said: "This is the first time these courses will be taught outside the U.S., and we look forward to working with our British and European clients on some of the most important, everyday issues in their workplaces—from recruitment and retention, and harassment claims, to compensation and termination."
Cooper has extensive experience in employment law, with a focus on minimising risk and managing the impact of workplace disputes on morale, business reputation and management time. She will spearhead the launch of the institute and work with human resources professionals across Europe.
"I am excited to work with Elena in launching DMi London," said Jonathan Segal, partner and managing principal of DMi. "Her expertise will be invaluable to helping our clients in Europe. I look forward to collaborating on future programming, including several that we will do together highlighting the differences between American and British legal and employment systems." Segal, who is also a partner with Duane Morris LLP, is based in Philadelphia and New York.
The newly launched 2015 program includes four half-day sessions at the Duane Morris offices, as well as a visit to the Central London Employment Tribunal. These sessions include:
- 26 March 2015: Recruit, Retain, Reward and … Replace
- 25 June 2015: Employment Tribunal Program on-site at the Central London Employment Tribunal
- 2 July 2015: Employment Tribunal Program at Duane Morris offices: Employment QC, Employment Judge, and witness training experts
- 24 September 2015: TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings/Protection of Employment): From Start to Finish in Two Easy Hours
- 3 December 2015: Empower Me: Your Session
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