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Michael J. Murphy Speaks on Arbitration in Employment Relationships


Michael J. Murphy spoke to members and guests of the ALFA International Labor & Employment Practice Group Seminar held in Montage Palmetto Bluff, SC on June 13, 2019. 

Arbitration continues to be a lightning rod of controversy in the workplace. While Congress and many states have introduced legislation to ban arbitration in certain situations (for example, sexual harassment cases), the U.S. Supreme Court continues to uphold most arbitration agreements between employers and employees.  Mike and his fellow panelists, including national ALFA attorneys and General Counsel clients, presented “Arbitration: Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?” which addressed the pros and cons of using arbitration agreements in employment relationships, what has worked and what hasn’t, what employers can expect going forward, and how arbitration impacts the face of employment litigation. 

About Michael J. Murphy

Michael J. Murphy is a trial attorney handling complex litigation with an emphasis on labor and employment law, municipal law, and civil rights and constitutional law. Mike has an exceptional record of accomplishment in litigation statewide. He maintains an active trial practice in State and Federal courts as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and New York State Division of Human Rights.  Mike is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Chair Emeritus of the ALFA International Labor & Employment Practice Group, and Past-President and Trustee of the Federal Court Bar Association, Northern District of New York.  He has been named an AV Preeminent® Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell since 2008, and is recognized as a “Best Lawyer” and a “Super Lawyer” by Best Lawyers in America® and Super Lawyers®, respectively.  Mike can be reached at (518) 810-0510 and

About ALFA International

ALFA International is the 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.

About Carter Conboy

Carter Conboy is a full-service law firm providing counsel to businesses, corporations, government, professionals, and individuals in 20 industries and 40 specialized service areas.  Founded in 1920, Carter Conboy has offices in Albany and Saratoga Springs, NY.

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