HGD Hosts ALAJ Emerging Leaders CLE on Sexual Misconduct

Panelists for Sexual Misconduct Discussion: Heather Leonard – employment attorney; Lara Embry, PhD – clinical psychologist; John Hammontree – managing partner Al.com; and Erik Heninger – moderator.

Heninger Garrison Davis was excited to host the Alabama Association for Justice Emerging Leaders CLE and Holiday Soiree again this year in the newly dedicated Stephen D. Heninger Moot Court Room on Tuesday, December 5. The CLE was a lively panel discussion on Sexual Misconduct: The legal, psychological and media aspects. Leading the panel of experts were  Lara Embry, PhD – Clinical Psychologist, Heather Leonard – Employment Law Attorney, and John Hammontree – Managing Partner, Public Interest and Opinions, Al.com, and Managing Producer of Reckon. The panel was moderated by HGD partner, Erik Heninger. 

After the panel discussion, guests stayed to enjoy yummy cocktails and delicious hors d’oeuvres from Iz the Place catering, as well as live jazz music from the Bob Taylor Trio.  

Sexual misconduct is a broad term encompassing any unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature that is committed without consent or by force, intimidation, coercion, or manipulation. Recent allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault against high profile celebrities and politicians have thrusted the topic into the national and world spotlight. As leaders in the legal community, it is important to understand the implications of all sexual misconduct as well as how to tackle this issue head on to best help the victims.

If you or someone you know believes they have been the victim of sexual misconduct, reach out to one of our expert Sexual Harassment Attorneys. Even if you feel you are not ready to file a suit, consult one of our qualified lawyers as soon as possible so that you will know your options. Your inquiry is completely confidential and we do not charge any fees upfront. In fact, we will only charge attorney’s fees if we obtain a financial settlement for you.  Call us today for your free case evaluation and to discuss your rights as a victim. 1.800.222.9128