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 合伙人

New York

He is also the founder of the firm’s Whistleblower Task Force. He previously served as the Managing Director of Orrick’s Litigation Division. The practice group under Mike’s leadership was 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 regarded as an expert in whistleblowing matters and sex harassment claims,” “sought out by premier clients to handle high-stakes employment litigation and investigations,” and "one of the best lawyers on the East Coast for financial institutions."

Mike has an active trial, arbitration, and appellate practice and handles a number of high-visibility class action and impact cases. He is regularly retained by boards of directors and audit committees to conduct high exposure internal investigations of corporate wrongdoing.