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September 13, 2022

Season 2 of Barclay Damon Live: Labor & Employment Podcast Focuses on Discrimination

September 13, 2022—Season 2 of Barclay Damon’s popular weekly Labor & Employment Podcast will launch September 15 on LinkedIn, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and Barclay Damon’s website.

Having ended Season 1 with an extensive series on responding to federal discrimination charges filed with the EEOC, Ari Kwiatkowski, podcast host, and her special guests will kick off Season 2 closer to home with a deep dive into discrimination complaints filed with state agencies, including the New York State Division of Human Rights, New York City Commission on Human Rights, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and Connecticut Commission on Human Rights. Selected topics will include:

  • New York States Division of Human Rights (NYS DHR) Regional Director Debbie Kent will answer questions about the NYS DHR. 
  • Catherine Ostrowski-Martin, an attorney with NYS DHR, will focus on the agency’s settlement conferences and hearings.
  • Michael Murphy, Barclay Damon partner, will cover best practices for defending discrimination lawsuits in state court.
  • Investigations before the New York City Commission on Human Rights will be covered with a special guest to be announced soon.
  • Carolyn Marcotte Crowley, Barclay Damon partner, will discuss investigations before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.
  • Dan Elliot, Barclay Damon partner, will cover what you should know about the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights.

“We love hearing from listeners to Season 1 about how much they’ve learned,” Kwiatkowski said, “and now we’re thrilled to continue sharing vital information about one of our most-requested topics with our audience of HR professionals, front-line managers, supervisors, and executives across the country throughout Season 2.”

Rosemary Enright, who serves as occasional Labor & Employment Podcast guest host and is Barclay Damon’s Labor & Employment Practice Group leader, said, “Ari’s an outstanding labor and employment attorney with a vibrant practice, and she brings her extensive knowledge to her role as host. She knows the issues inside out and asks the right questions to draw out the information our listeners need. As Season 1 showed us, her concise delivery is ideal for busy listeners who need information quickly.”

Connie Cahill, the firm’s managing partner, agreed, noting, “The podcast is a great benefit to our clients and other employers and a strong complement to our Labor & Employment Practice Area’s thriving national practice. The deep dives the podcast takes into important topics via multi-episode series make it easy for employers to delve into all aspects of a topic or listen to just the segments they need. We’re really looking forward to the upcoming discussions on discrimination.”

Kwiatkowski recommends listeners new to the podcast check out some of the most-played episodes from Season 1: 

One of three podcast series under the Barclay Damon Live umbrella, Labor & Employment Podcast provides listeners with important information on ever-evolving state and federal labor and employment laws, exploring issues critical to sectors that include health care, higher education, and manufacturing, to name a few. 

Barclay Damon attorneys team across offices and practices to provide customized, targeted solutions grounded in industry knowledge and a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses. With nearly 300 attorneys, Barclay Damon is a leading law firm that operates from a strategic platform of offices located in the Northeastern United States and Toronto. For more information, visit the firm’s award-winning website at


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