Marijuana and NY Employment Law: A Conversation with Alphonso David, Counsel to the Governor

Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations

Speaking Engagement | October.30.2018 | 5:30pm - 8:00pm (Eastern Daylight Time)

Cornell ILR NYC Conference Center
Employment partner Mike Delikat is participating in a discussion hosted by Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations led by Counsel to New York State Governor Cuomo and chair of the Governor’s workgroup on the deregulation of adult marijuana use, Alphonso David. Mr. David will address the Governor’s initiative on the legalization of marijuana and the committee’s approaches to analyzing information on what legalization means for NY State. Discussion also will cover the experience of states that have legalized cannabis use by adults and the differences between medical and recreational use.

CLE Credits Available: Y



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Mike Delikat Partner

New York Office

Michael Delikat, a partner in the New York office, was the previous Chair of Orrick's Global Employment Law Practice for over twenty years, which has employment law teams in the European Union, Asia as well as the United States.

He also is the founder of the firm’s Whistleblower Task Force. He previously served as the Managing Director of Orrick’s Litigation Division.

Under Mike's leadership, Orrick’s Employment Law & Litigation group was recently named Labor & Employment Department of the Year in California for the fourth consecutive year by The Recorder, the premier source for legal news, in recognition of their significant wins on behalf of leading multinational companies on today’s most complex and challenging employment law matters. The practice group has also been chosen as one of the top national employment law practices by Law 360. Chambers USA and Chambers Global has ranked him in Band 1 since it began publishing its rankings, noting he is a "giant of the employment bar, widely regard as an expert in whistleblowing matters and sex harassment claims","sought out by premier clients to handle high-stakes employment litigation and investigations," and "a very persuasive advocate who knows the law inside out and is able to get to the heart of the issue very quickly."

He represents a broad range of major corporations and other institutions including law firms in all facets of labor and employment law. Mike has an active trial, arbitration and appellate practice and handles a number of high-visibility class action and impact cases.