Professor William R. Corbett
LSU Law Center
Professor William R. Corbett is the Frank L. Maraist Professor of Law and the Wex S. Malone Professor of Law at LSU Law Center, where he teaches and writes primarily in the area of Labor and Employment Law, but he also teaches Torts. He is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Professor Corbett served as Interim Dean at LSU Law Center during fiscal year 2015-2016, and served as Vice Chancellor from May 1997 to January 2000. He was honored by the Louisiana Bar Foundation as the 2013 Distinguished Professor. He received his B.A. from Auburn University and his law degree from the University of Alabama, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Alabama Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. He also received the M. Leigh Harrison Award presented to those graduating in the top 5 percent. He joined the law faculty at LSU in 1991, after practicing in Birmingham, Alabama with Burr & Forman. He served as Executive Director of the Louisiana Judicial College from 1998-2000, and has served as Executive Director of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel for nearly all of the last 15 years
Mr. Edward F. Harold
Regional Managing Partner
Ed Harold is the Regional Managing Partner of the New Orleans office of Fisher Phillips, a national labor and employment firm representing management. For more than 25 years he has advised employers on managing work force issues and minimizing associated risks. He litigates a wide variety of employment claims from discrimination to trade secrets in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. A native New Orleanian, Ed graduated from LSU School of Law in 1992. He is currently chair of the Labor and Employment Section of the New Orleans Bar Association and serves on the board of Junior Achievement of New Orleans. In his spare time, Ed plays golf (poorly), reads a variety of fiction, and soaks up the music, food, and culture of his hometown.
Judge Scott D. Johnson
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
Magistrate Judge Scott D. Johnson was sworn in as a full-time magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana on February 18, 2020. His legal career includes work as both a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney in the United States Marine Corps, ten years as a civil litigator in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller LLP, seven years in-house for a statewide trade association, and five years as General Counsel for the Louisiana Division of Administration. Judge Johnson is also a certified mediator and has provided training and oversight for a statewide alternative dispute resolution program. A 1993 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Judge Johnson also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Louisiana State University. He was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he currently resides with his wife, Karli Glascock Johnson. They are new empty nesters (except for Beckett the labradoodle), having recently released the last of four young adults into the wild.
Mr. Gregory T. Juge
Supervisory Trial Attorney
United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Gregory T. Juge earned his bachelor’s degree as the Outstanding Scholar in Economics from Tulane University in 1988, where he graduated summa cum laude. He received his law degree from the Columbia University School of Law in New York City in 1991. Mr. Juge worked in the field of employment defense at the law firms of Jones Walker and McCalla Thompson before opening a solo practice in 1993. Four years later, in 1997, he joined the EEOC as a Senior Trial Attorney, where he handled individual and class cases involving discrimination and harassment on the basis of age, disability, race, national origin, religion, retaliation, and sex. Mr. Juge tried an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) case which resulted in a federal jury award of $1,291,000 against DuPont Corporation and a same-sex harassment suit against Boh Bros. Construction, which resulted in a federal jury verdict of $451,000. The Boh Bros. verdict led to an en banc decision by the Fifth Circuit in 2013 which has had significant impact in the field of LGBT litigation, recognizing the applicability of the sex-stereotyping theory of liability under Price Waterhouse to the same-sex harassment context and reaffirming the breadth of the Supreme Court’s Oncale decision. Mr. Juge has served as a Supervisory Trial Attorney for the Commission since 2011. Mr. Juge was lead counsel for EEOC in the class action nationwide race discrimination suit against Bass Pro, which resulted in a $10,500,000 settlement and a landmark Fifth Circuit decision on “pattern or practice” litigation. Mr. Juge also litigated one of the EEOC’s first cases dealing with the issue of transgender discrimination, which led to a favorable arbitration decision — recognizing transgender coverage under Title VII — and which was settled through a Consent Decree, presaging the Supreme Court’s 2020 LGBT decision in Bostock v. Clayton County. Mr. Juge published an article on the Bostock decision in 2020 in the Louisiana State Bar Journal and has presented on employment discrimination issues at CLE seminars for nearly 30 years.
Amiel J. Provosty
National Labor Relations Board
Amiel Provosty has been investigating and prosecuting unfair labor practices and processing representation petitions for 12 years at the Region 15 office of the National Labor Relations Board in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a member of the Louisiana Bar Association and American Bar Association. He serves as a chapter editor for Chapter 31 of The Developing Labor Law, titled “NLRB PROCEDURES,” a publication of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law