Modak-Truran Selected to Speak at the Litigation of America’s 2012 Fall Conference and Induction of Fellows

October 23, 2012

Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC (Butler Snow) Attorney Anita Modak-Truran has been selected to speak at the Litigation Counsel of America’s 2012 Fall Conference & Induction of Fellows. The conference will take place Oct. 24-26, 2012, at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Fla. 

Modak-Truran is a member of the firm’s Product Liability Group and Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Healthcare Industry Team. Her practice focuses on drug and medical device, product liability, copyright counseling and litigation and media and entertainment law.  

“We congratulate Anita on being selected to speak at this event,” said Donald Clark, Jr., Chairman, Butler Snow. “It is a testament to her hard work in the field and the knowledge base that she has developed over her years of practice.” 

 Modak-Truran was named one of Mississippi’s 50 Leading Business Women by the Mississippi Business Journal in 2002, and is a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) and Trial Attorneys of America. She is also a participant in the ABA Minority Counsel Program and a graduate of the International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy. Modak-Truran is a frequent speaker on entertainment and intellectual property issues and is a coach for the Entertainment Law Moot Court Team and the National Moot Court Team for Mississippi College School of Law.   

Modak-Truran’s presentation will be made to Fellows of the LCA, a trial lawyer honorary society that represents less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Modak-Truran is a Fellow of the LCA.   

Fellowship in the Litigation Counsel of America is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are carefully selected based upon evaluations of excellence, effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation, and superior ethical reputation. The LCA seeks a high level of diversity in its composition and includes Women’s and Diversity Initiatives. Established as a trial and appellate lawyer honorary society reflecting the American bar in the twenty-first century, the LCA represents the best in law among its membership. 

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Employment Law Conference for Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management
Employment Law Conference for Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management Music City Center, Nashville, TN 10/17/2014 7:00:00 AM Butler Snow's Kara Shea is on of the presenters at the upcoming Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management's 2014 Mid-South Employment law Conference.  With the goal of educating and informing members of SHRM about newly enacted and potential legislation, the conference will be held at the Music City Center at 201 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203.  For more information or to register for the conference, visit MTSHRM's website.

Retaliatory Discharge in Tennessee: 2014 Law and Other New Developments
Retaliatory Discharge in Tennessee: 2014 Law and Other New Developments Webinar 9/16/2014 2:00:00 PM

Butler Snow attorneys David L. Johnson and Valeria Gomez will present Retaliatory Discharge in Tennessee: 2014 Law and Other New Developments in an upcoming webinar.  Details are below:


On July 1, a new law took effect that impacts retaliatory discharge in Tennessee. Retaliatory discharge occurs when an employee is fired or punished for engaging in activities that are protected by law.

The new law imposes a cap on compensatory damages aggrieved employees can recover under all three statutes
-- the Tennessee Human Rights Act, the Tennessee Public Protection Act, and the Tennessee Disability Act -- for future monetary losses, emotional pain and suffering, inconvenience, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and other nonmonetary losses. The new law also affects whistleblower lawsuits by eliminating the separate common law claim for retaliatory discharge.

At this interactive webinar, your presenters will explain the legislature’s most recent changes as well as other new developments that impact retaliatory discharge in Tennessee. Don't miss out on this must-attend event for both Tennessee attorneys and employers. 


Webinar Agenda: 

  • Recent Tennessee legislation impacting the common law retaliatory discharge cause of action and claims under the Tennessee Public Protection Act 
  • Required elements to establish a retaliatory discharge cause of action 
  • Recent Tennessee case law developments, including what courts recognize to implicate an important public policy interest so as to be actionable 
  • The current status of summary judgment practice applicable to retaliatory discharge claims 
  • Tips for companies to minimize the risk of defending a retaliatory discharge claim 

Contact David, Valeria or Labor and Employment Practice Group Leader Kara Shea for additional details.