Lionel Schooler to Discuss the Status of FLSA Collective Action Certification

February 21, 2024 | Speaking Engagements

Jackson Walker partner Lionel M. Schooler is set to participate in a panel discussion that will delve into the current state of FLSA collective action certification in light of the recent Swales and Clark appellate decisions. Lonnie will be joined by fellow panelists Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. from Duane Morris and Harini Srinivasan from Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll.

Presented by Strafford, the webinar will explore various critical considerations:

  • How do the standards established in Swales and Clark have an impact upon litigation strategy for plaintiff and defense counsel, including burdens of proof that must be met, timing and extent of discovery, and motion practice?
  • What effect have those decisions had on jurisprudence in other circuits?
  • What impact might these decisions have on where and how to bring FLSA collective actions?
  • What are the best practices for plaintiff and defense counsel when litigating FLSA collective actions in the affected jurisdictions?

Webinar Information

FLSA Collective Action Certification: Appellate Decisions Eroding the Lusardi Two-Step Process, Creating Circuit Split
Wednesday, March 27, 2024 | 1 p.m. Central

Meet Lonnie

Lionel M. Schooler is a management-side employment lawyer and recognized authority on employment law, federal appellate practice, and arbitration. Mr. Schooler has more than 45 years of experience in handling workplace matters. He previously served as Chair of the Houston Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Section and has been a frequent speaker and author on employment-related matters.

Mr. Schooler is also an arbitrator on the Commercial and Employment Panels of the American Arbitration Association, having served as an arbitrator on these panels and others since 1992. He has experience as an arbitrator in both domestic and international disputes. Additionally, he is certified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) for international arbitration matters. He has served as an arbitrator in business, employment, healthcare, construction, energy, and intellectual property disputes, both domestic and international, as well as serving as a consultant to parties on arbitration matters. He previously served as Chair of the State Bar of Texas Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, and currently serves on the Board of the American Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section.