Continuing Legal Education

TELESEMINAR: 2013 Americans with Disabilities Act Update – A National Perspective

October 22, 2013
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
1.00 MCLE hours


This annual program will provide you with a thorough review of regulatory, case law and enforcement developments under the Americans With Disabilities Act.  The program will broadly focus on who is covered by the ADA, the requirements of reasonable accommodation, the impact of related federal and state legislation, and trends in EEOC ADA enforcement. The program will focus on developments related to temporary impairments, intellectual disabilities, leave and reassignment issues, disability related inquiries in hiring, and pregnancy-related issues.  This program will provide you with a detailed guide to case law, regulatory and enforcement developments under the ADA.


  • Americans with Disabilities Act update – regulatory and case law developments
  • Temporary impairment developments, including pregnancy-related issues
  • Reasonable accommodation – leave and reassignment issues
  • State legalization of marijuana and other federally prohibited substances
  • Recent case law related to intellectual disabilities
  • Disability related inquiries, medical records and confidentiality
  • EEOC strategic enforcement plan related to the ADA and disabilities
  • Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act developments


For more information about ISBA's Teleseminar programs, please visit:

Program Speakers:
Christopher Kuczynski
, U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, D.C.
Nancy Abell, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, LLP, California


Christopher Kuczynski is Assistant Legal Counsel and Director of the Americans With Disabilities Act Policy Division at the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Washington, D.C. He supervises the development of policy guidance interpreting Title I of the ADA and advises EEOC’s field offices, Office of General Counsel, and chair and commissioners on ADA investigations and litigation.  Earlier in his career, he served as Associate Director for the White House Domestic Policy Council and as a trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice. Mr. Kuczynski received his B.A. from Villanova University, his J.D. from Temple Law School, and his L.L.M. from the Yale Law School.

Nancy Abell is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, LLP, and chairs the firm’s employment law department.  Ms. Abell works with private and public employers in all aspects of employment law, including wrongful discharge, discrimination, sexual harassment, whistle blower, and labor-management litigation.  She is a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and is named in "The Best Lawyers in America."  She has served as chair of the board of governors of the Institute for Corporate Counsel and co-chair of the Trial Advocacy Subcommittee of the ABA Labor and Employment Law Section Committee on Employee Rights and Responsibilities. Ms. Abell graduated first in her class from Pitzer College and earned her J.D. from the UCLA School of Law.