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On-demand Webinar 

Legal Update: The Litigation Landscape for ADA Digital Lawsuits

Recorded June 16, 2021
12 pm ET

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Digital Accessibility Lawsuits: the first half of 2021 in review

This Webinar will provide an update on the legal landscape for ADA digital cases in the first half of 2021 including:

  • The Winn-Dixie decision and its impact
  • The growing number of class-action lawsuits
  • Mobile as an accessibility issue
  • Unique challenges when litigating digital lawsuits
  • How to create your digital accessibility program
Peter Shapiro, Lewis Brisbois
Partner, New York, and New Jersey; Vice-Chair of the Labor & Employment Practice

Peter Shapiro is a partner in the New York office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment, Professional Liability, Complex Business & Commercial Litigation, Business Practices, Appellate, and Directors & Officers Coverage & Litigation Practices. Mr. Shapiro’s practice is concentrated in employment and professional liability law, commercial litigation, and appeals in New York and New Jersey. Additionally, Mr. Shapiro has represented defendants in claims of alleged professional malfeasance concerning the design and operation of websites and claims of allegedly deficient software design. Mr. Shapiro has more than 30 years of litigation experience, with emphasis on the defense of employment discrimination, ADA access matters, non-compete, wage and hour, civil rights, trade secrets, legal malpractice, defamation, commercial, and miscellaneous professional liability matters. He also counsels clients regarding employment law compliance issues. Mr. Shapiro has additional experience litigating ERISA and life, health, and disability insurance matters.

MELISSA DAUGHERTY, LEWIS BRISBOIS
Partner, Los Angeles; Vice-Chair of the Labor & Employment Practice, and Chair of the ADA Compliance & Defense Practice

Melissa Daugherty has been counseling businesses and defending clients in employment and ADA matters for 17 years.  Ms. Daugherty and her team provide preventative counseling to clients on all aspects of employment and disability access related matters, including training, policy drafting, audits, and evaluating termination decisions. Ms. Daugherty also specializes in employment and access litigation, splitting her time nearly equally between state and federal court and enjoying countless successes through dispositive motions up to hotly contested defense jury verdicts and ultimate achieving successful results on appeal.  When it comes to ADA access cases, there are very few defense attorneys who have successfully handled more cases than Ms. Daugherty and her team.        

Jason Taylor, UsableNet
Chief Innovation Strategist

Jason C. Taylor is the Chief Innovation Strategist and Advisor to the UsableNet CEO with nearly 20 years of experience in usability and accessibility. He is a global technology thought leader for multichannel customer engagement, actively advising leading companies on how to extend their brands across multiple channels for all users. He has been an active member of the accessibility and usability communities since 2001, which started with leading partnerships between UsableNet, Macromedia (now Adobe), and The Nielsen Norman Group.