Presentations & Publications


Diane Seltzer Torre enjoys taking an active leadership role in her field and participates in many employment law conferences, events and presentations. She has written and spoken extensively on current issues in employment law and law practice management.

Presentations

Diane Seltzer Torre’s Presentations include:
» Faculty, DC Bar Continuing Legal Education Program, “Drafting Employee Handbooks” (Washington, DC, April 2017)
» Faculty, DC Bar Continuing Legal Education Program, “Determining Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Leave: Key Concepts and Recent Developments.” (Washington, DC, March 2017)
» Presenter, Montgomery County Society for Human Resource Management Fall Professional Development Seminar, “Employment Law Updates – What You Need to Know” (Gaithersburg, MD, October 2016)
» Faculty, DC Bar Continuing Legal Education Program, “Can They Fire Me For Putting That On Facebook?” (Washington, DC, October 2016)
» Presenter, United States District Court of the District of Maryland. Trained federal judicial law clerks on employment discrimination law issues (Greenbelt, MD, September 2016)
» Faculty, Maryland State Bar Association Employment Law Institute Program, “Maryland 2016 Legislative Update” (Columbia, MD, April 2016)
» Faculty, D.C. Bar Continuing Legal Education Program, “Social Media Policies in the Workplace: #Drafting Tips.” (Washington, DC, April 2016)
» Faculty, DC Bar Continuing Legal Education Power Hour Program, “Determining Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Leave: Key Concepts and Recent Developments.” (Washington, DC, March 2016)
» Faculty, DC Bar Continuing Legal Education Program, “Effective Use of Interrogatories, Document Requests, and Requests for Admissions.” (Washington, DC, November 2015)
» Faculty, DC Bar Continuing Legal Education Program, “Interactive, Hands-on Deposition Workshop: Skills You Need for Effective Depositions.” (Washington, DC, November 2015)
» Presenter, United States District Court of the District of Maryland. Trained federal judicial law clerks on employment discrimination law issues (Greenbelt, MD, October 2015)
» Faculty, DC Bar Continuing Legal Education Program, “Can They Fire Me For Putting That On Facebook?” (Washington, DC, June 2015)
» Faculty, DC Bar Continuing Legal Education Program, “Drafting Effective Social Media Policies for the Workplace” (Washington, DC, March 2015)
» Presenter, United States District Court of the District of Maryland. Trained federal judicial law clerks on employment discrimination law issues (Greenbelt, MD, September 2014)
» Faculty, DC Bar Continuing Legal Education Program, “Can They Fire Me For Putting That On Facebook?” (Washington, DC, June 2014)
» Faculty, DC Bar Continuing Legal Education Program, “Drafting Employee Handbooks” (Washington, DC, March 2014)
» Faculty, Georgetown University Corporate Counsel Institute Program, Social Media Legal Risk (Washington, DC, March 2014)
» Faculty, DC Bar Continuing Legal Education Program, “Can They Fire You For Putting That On Facebook?” (Washington, DC, May 2013)
» Panelist, Maryland State Bar Association Employment Law Update Program, “Employment Law Basics – Forum Selection” (Columbia, MD, April 2013)
» Faculty, DC Bar Continuing Legal Education Program, “Drafting Employee Handbooks” (Washington, DC, February 2013)
» Presenter, United States District Court of the District of Maryland. Trained federal judicial law clerks on employment law issues (Greenbelt, MD, November 2012)
» Faculty, DC Bar Continuing Legal Education Program, “Can They Fire You For Putting That On Facebook?” (Washington, DC, August 2012)
» Faculty, DC Bar Continuing Legal Education Program, “Drafting Employee Handbooks” (Washington, DC, April 2012)
» Presenter, Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland’s Employment Law Chapter: “Social Media Headaches: Take Two Aspirin and Call Your Lawyer” (Rockville, MD, February 2012).
» Speaker, Society for Human Resource Management (Eastern Shore Chapter) program, “Social Media Headaches: Take Two Aspirin and Call Your Lawyer” (Salisbury, MD, January 2012)
» Speaker, Bureau of National Affairs’ Video Insights feature, “Drafting Employment Contracts” (January 2012)
» Faculty, DC Bar Continuing Legal Education Program, “Internal Investigations: Legal and Practical Points, Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine” (Washington, DC, October 2011)
» Presenter, United States District Court of the District of Maryland. Trained federal judicial law clerks on employment law issues (Greenbelt, MD, September 2011)
» Faculty, DC Bar Continuing Legal Education Program, “Drafting Employee Handbooks” (Washington, DC, August 2011)
» Panelist, American University Washington College of Labor and Employment Law Forum, “The ‘New’ American Workday: How 9 to 5 Has Become 24/7” (Washington, DC, April 2011)
» Faculty, DC Bar Continuing Legal Education Program, “Drafting Employee Handbooks” (Washington, DC, March 2011)
» Presenter, United States District Court of the District of Maryland. Trained federal judicial law clerks on employment law issues (Greenbelt, MD, September 2010)
» Faculty, DC Bar Continuing Legal Education Program, “Internal Investigations: Legal and Practical Points, Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine” (Washington, DC, September 2010)
» Faculty, Georgetown University Corporate Counsel Institute Program, “Employment Law Update: Employment Law Issues In The Current Administration” (Washington, DC, March 2010)
» Presenter, United States District Court of the District of Maryland. Trained federal judicial law clerks on employment law issues (Greenbelt, MD, September 2009)
» Speaker, DC Bar Labor & Employment Section, Litigation Section program, “How to be an Effective Attorney in Mediation of Private Sector Cases at the EEOC” (Washington, DC, October 2007)
» Presenter, United States District Court of the District of Maryland. Trained federal judicial law clerks on employment law issues in conjunction with the Federal Judicial Center and the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law (Greenbelt, MD, September 2007)
» Panelist, American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation Annual Conference program, “Key Trends and Issues in 2007 for Employment Litigation.” (San Antonio, Texas, April 2007).
» Panelist, U.S. EEOC meeting on the agency’s E-RACE (Eradicating Racism and Colorism from Employment) initiative, on panel entitled, “Winning the Talent Contest:  » Employer Efforts to Hire the Best Employees While Avoiding Discrimination.” (Washington, D.C., February 2007) | Seltzer’s testimony transcript
» Presenter, United States District Court of the District of Maryland. Trained federal judicial law clerks on employment law issues (Greenbelt, MD, October 2006)
» Guest Speaker, On July 20, 2006, Ms. Seltzer addressed the Support Group meeting for the Epilepsy Foundation of the Chesapeake Region and answered questions about disability discrimination.
» Panelist, Montgomery County Commission for Women Counseling & Career Center, Women’s Law Day Program, “Employment Law Workshop” (Rockville, Maryland, May 2006)
» Speaker, Yale University’s 19th Annual Robert M. Cover Public Interest Law Retreat program, “The Faces Behind the Cases – Employment Law Issues.” (Hancock, New Hampshire, March 2006)
» Faculty, Council on Education in Management program, “Avoiding the Legal Snares When Negotiating the Complex Maze of FMLA, ADA and PDA” (Washington, D.C., January 2005)
» Panelist, National Council on Disability Press Conference on its report, “Righting the ADA” (Washington, DC, December 2004) Watch the Webcast
» Presenter, United States District Court of the District of Maryland. Trained federal judicial law clerks on employment law issues (Greenbelt, MD, November 2004)
» Panelist, American University’s Washington College of Law – Women’s Law Association program, “Strategies for Success: Advice for Women on the Firm Track” (Washington, DC, March 2004)
» Panelist, ABA Regional Institute program, Labor and Employment Law: The Basics: “Effective Methods of Processing and Responding to EEOC Charges: The Plaintiff’s Perspective” (Washington, DC, January 2004)
» Speaker, D.C. Bar Labor and Employment Law Section program, “The Internet, E-mail and Workplace Misconduct: Preventing and Litigating Harassment, Discrimination, and Discipline Claims” (Washington, DC, April 2003)
» Guest Lecturer, American University’s Kogod College of Business Administration, Masters Program in Personnel and Human Resources Management, on “What a  » Plaintiff’s Attorney Looks for in Evaluating Employment Cases” (Washington, DC, April 2003)
» Panelist, MWELA Annual Conference program, “Client Development Issues and Use of Technology in Practice and Case Management” (Washington, DC, March 2003)
» Faculty, Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL) Program, “Fundamentals of Employment Law (Columbia, Maryland, December 2002)
» Guest Speaker, “Conducting Internal Investigations”, Kaiser Permanente (Colesville, Maryland, June 2002)
» Panelist, “Practicing and Parenting: the Balancing Act”, George Washington University Law Association for Women (Washington, DC, March 2002)
» In-House Training, “Conducting Investigations of Consumer Abuse” for St. John’s Community Services (Washington, DC, January 2002)
» Speaker, Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution (SPIDR) 6th Annual Professional Development Conference program, “Attorney Advocates in Alternative Dispute Resolution” (Bethesda, Maryland, May 2001)
» Faculty, Lorman Education Services program, “Return to Work Issues in Workers’ Compensation” (Rockville, Maryland, December 2000)
» In-House Training, “EEOC Hiring Compliance” for BAE Systems (formerly British Aerospace and Marconi Electronics) (Silver Spring, Maryland; Dahlgren, Virginia; and Rockville, Maryland, October 2000)
» Speaker, Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce program, “Employee Handbooks: Time to Write or Revise Yours?” (Bethesda, Maryland, October 2000)
» In-House Training, “How to Conduct Internal Investigations” for St. John’s Community Services (Washington, DC, August 2000)
» In-House Training, “The Basics of EEO Law” for Columbia Association (Columbia, Maryland, May 2000)
» Co-Moderator and Speaker, Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce program, “Creative Hiring Practices in a Tight Labor Market” (Bethesda, Maryland, May 2000)
» Guest Lecturer, American University’s Kogod College of Business Administration, Masters Program in Personnel and Human Resources Management, on “What Human Resources Managers Can Do to Prevent Lawsuits” (Washington, DC, April 2000)
» Guest Lecturer, American University’s Kogod College of Business Administration, Masters Program in Business Administration, on “Business Ethics: Discrimination in the Workplace” (Washington, DC, April 2000)
» MICPEL program, “Employment Law Institute 2000: Cross Examination Techniques” (Columbia, Maryland, March 2000)
» Speaker, Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce seminar, “Privacy in the Workplace” (Bethesda, Maryland, March 2000)
» In-House Training, “The Basics of EEO Law” for Columbia Association (Columbia, Maryland, February 2000)
» Faculty, Lorman Education Services program, “Employee Discharge and Documentation” (Washington, DC, December 1999)
» Faculty, Council on Education in Management program, “Family and Medical Leave Act Update 1999” (Baltimore, Maryland, December 1999)
» Two Day In-House Training, “Personnel Law for Managers” for Tower Federal Credit Union (Laurel, Maryland, November 1999)
» Speaker, Government Training Institute Program, “National Symposium on Merit Systems Protection Board Law, Process and Procedures – Ethical Considerations In Federal Employment Law” (Washington, DC, September 1999)
» Panelist, Maryland State Bar Association Annual Meeting (Labor and Employment Law Section) Program, “Damages in Employment Cases” (Ocean City, Maryland, June 1999)
» Speaker, Montgomery County Commission for Women Program, “Can They Do This to Me: A Guide to Employee Rights in the Workplace” (Rockville, Maryland, June 1999)
» Panelist, MWELA Program, “Spoliation of Evidence” (Washington, DC, May 1999)
» Two Day In-House Training, “The Basics of EEO Law” for the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (Baltimore, Maryland, April 1999)
» Speaker, BAMC Program, “Practice Makes Perfect – Personnel Issues in the Office” (Silver Spring, Maryland, March 1999)
» Faculty, Council on Education in Management program, “How to Conduct Witness Interviews” (Baltimore, Maryland, February 1999)
» Faculty, BAMC CLE seminar, “Update on Employment Law and Ethics” (Rockville, Maryland, December 1998)
» Guest Speaker, BAMC’s Business Law Section, on “Employment Law 101 for Business Lawyers” (Rockville, Maryland, November 1998)
» September 1998: Guest Lecturer, American University’s Kogod College of Business Administration, Masters Program in Personnel and Human Resources Management, on “Conducting Internal Investigations” (Washington, DC)
» Faculty, MICPEL program, “Sexual Harassment” (Rockville, Maryland, September 1998)
» Faculty, Council on Education in Management program, “Discipline and Termination Law 1998 – Conducting Internal Investigations” (Baltimore, Maryland, July 1998)
» Faculty, Council on Education in Management program, “FMLA Update 1998 – Terminating Employees on Family and Medical Leave Act Leave” (Baltimore, Maryland, June 1998)
» Speaker, MWELA Annual Conference program, “Strategic Considerations in Naming Individual Defendants in Employment Litigation” (Washington, DC, March 1998)
» Panelist, ABA National Institute entitled, “Americans With Disabilities Act” — Employment Practices Liability Insurance Issues (Las Vegas, February 1998)
» Faculty, MICPEL program, “The Americans With Disabilities Act” (Baltimore, Maryland, January 1998)
» Faculty, BAMC CLE seminar, “Update on Employment Law and Ethics” (Rockville, Maryland, November 1997)
» Faculty, MICPEL program, “Tenth Annual Auto Dealers Institute – Employment Issues” (Baltimore, Maryland, November 1997)
» Panelist, ABA Annual Meeting program, “Handling Disabilities in the Workplace”, sponsored by the Torts and Insurance Practice Section (San Francisco, August 1997)
» Faculty, Montgomery-Prince George’s Continuing Legal Education Institute, Inc. course, “A Tort Lawyer’s Guide to Winning Damages, Legal Fees & What to Watch Out For Under the Maryland & Federal Employment Statutes” (Rockville, Maryland, May 1997)
» Faculty, BAMC Annual Law Day Program, “Employment Issues” (Rockville, Maryland, May 1997)
» Planner and Faculty, BAMC CLE entitled, “The Interaction of the Disabilities Laws” (Rockville, Maryland, April 1997)
» Speaker, MWELA’s Annual Conference presentation entitled, “Settlement Strategies and Negotiating Severance Packages” (Washington, DC, March 1997)
» Faculty, Council on Education in Management program, “Personnel Law Update 1997 – Conducting Workplace Investigations: How to Assess a Discrimination Claim Without Violating the Privacy Rights of Other Employees” (Baltimore, Maryland, February 1997)
» Panelist, D.C. Bar Winter Convention seminar entitled, “Privacy Issues in the Workplace” (Washington, DC, February 1997)
» Panelist, ABA National Institute entitled, “Disabled, Ill and Injured Employees: Learning the Conflicts, Advising Your Clients, and Litigating the Cases” (Washington, DC, November 1996)
» Faculty, BAMC CLE seminar, “Update on Employment Law and Ethics” (Rockville, Maryland, October 1996)
» Faculty, MICPEL course, “Litigating Employment Disputes” (Baltimore and Beltsville, Maryland, June and July 1996)

Articles

Examples of Ms. Seltzer Torre’s work include:
» Goodbye With Caveats (Legal Times, April 19, 2004)
» Effective Methods of Processing and Responding to EEOC Charges: The Plaintiff’s Perspective (January 14, 2004)
» The Internet, E-mail & Workplace Misconduct: Preventing and Litigating Harassment, Discrimination, and Discipline Claims (April 16, 2003)
» The Interplay Between The Americans with Disabilities Act, The Family and Medical Leave Act, and Worker’s Compensation (December 6, 2000)
» The Employee Handbook: Time to Write or Revise Yours? (October 13, 2000)
» Contracting For Loyalty (October 13, 2000)
» From Colds To Migraines: Determining What the Courts Consider Serious Health Conditions (December 7, 1999)
» Ethical Considerations In Federal Employment Law –Pointers From a Practitioner’s Standpoint (September 29, 1999)
» Practice Makes Perfect – Personnel Issues in the Office (March 25, 1999)
» Conducting Witness Interviews (February 23, 1999)
» Terminating Employees on FMLA Leave: Protecting Your Business From Lawsuits and Substandard Work Performance (December 4, 1998)
» Recent Ethics Decisions (December 1, 1998)
» Strategic Considerations When Suing Individual Defendants for Sexual Harassment (1998)
» Conducting Workplace Investigations: How to Assess a Discrimination Claim Without Violating the Privacy Rights of Other Employees (July 15, 1998)
» Plaintiffs’ Strategies for Accommodation of Psychological Disabilities (March 1998)
» Insurance Coverage for Employment Practices Claims: Strategies for Plaintiffs (February 14, 1998)
» Reasonably Accommodating the Psychologically Impaired Employee Under the Americans with Disabilities Act: Strategies for Plaintiffs (January 1998)
» The Interaction of the Disabilities Laws (January 1998)
» Overview Of Employment Law (May 1997)

Publications

Diane Seltzer Torre’s Publications include:
» Co-Author of Chapter entitled, “Comparing Select Federal and Maryland Procedural Standards” in Maryland State Bar Association publication, “Maryland Employment Law Deskbook” (October 2016)
» Co-Editor and Co-Author of American Bar Association Section of Litigation publication, “Model Jury Instructions for Employment Litigation,” Second Edition (August 2005)

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