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Michael J. Murphy and William J. Decaire Speak on Advancements in ADA and FMLA Claims

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Attorneys Michael J. Murphy and William J. Decaire were featured speakers at “Don’t Leave Me This Way: The Latest Advancements in ADA, FMLA and Workers’ Compensation Claims”, a seminar presented by ALFA International, The Global Legal Network, on April 15, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan.

Messrs. Murphy and Decaire’s seminar panel included seasoned litigators and experienced claims executives from across the United States who discussed the interplay between the ADA, FMLA, and workers’ compensation laws including practical advice on drafting effective workplace policies to assist human resources and management in addressing complicated leave issues.

Michael J. Murphy is a managing partner at Carter Conboy. Mr. Murphy is a trial attorney handling complex litigation with an emphasis on employment law. He maintains an active trial practice in state and federal courts as well as before the EEOC and the New York State Division for Human Rights.  He is regularly retained by leaders in business, government and the professions to represent their interests in sensitive, high profile litigation and investigations. Mr. Murphy is a member of the Rules Committee for the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York and has served as Chair of Merit Selection and Recertification Panels for United States Magistrate Judges.  Mr. Murphy is Past Chair of ALFA International and Past President of the Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association. He can be reached at mmurphy@carterconboy.com and 518.465.3484.

William J. Decaire is a partner at Carter Conboy. He is an experienced litigator representing clients from individuals and not-for-profits to small businesses and Fortune 500 companies. He represents his clients in federal and state courts, as well as claims before administrative tribunals, arbitration panels, state agencies, professional associations, and municipal boards. He has significant experience providing advice and counsel to his clients on a wide-range of legal matters including labor and employment relations, risk avoidance, litigation management, and cost containment. Mr. Decaire has been recognized as a New York SuperLawyer®.  He can be reached at wdecaire@carterconboy.com and 518-810-0535

ALFA International is a premier network of independent law firms. Founded in 1980, ALFA is the oldest and continues to be one of the largest and strongest legal networks, consisting of 145 member firms throughout the world. ALFA International’s mission is to provide high quality, cost-efficient legal services globally. The ALFA model enables member firms to use their local expertise to deliver highly effective legal solutions, often drawing upon the collective wisdom and experience of other member firms.  ALFA clients benefit from a geographically comprehensive network of exceptional law firms and accomplished trial and business counsel. Member firms meet high standards to be part of the ALFA network and are well respected by their peers in the legal and business community

Carter Conboy is a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ peer rated full-service law firm committed to providing the highest quality legal representation to its clients. Founded in 1920, Carter Conboy has offices in Albany and Saratoga Springs, New York, serving clients throughout New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New Hampshire. For additional information about the firm, visit www.carterconboy.com or contact the firm’s Director of Marketing, Stacy A. Smith, at 518-810-0516 or ssmith@carterconboy.com.