Anthony May returns to Maryland Carey Law to speak on Symposium panel in honor of the Equal Pay Act’s 60th anniversary.

Anthony May, partner at Brown, Goldstein & Levy, presented at a March 15 Equal Pay Day Symposium hosted by the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender & Class. The day-long Symposium was hosted in honor of the 60th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex for payment of wages for equal work. The day’s program discussed topics such as legislative initiatives around the Equal Pay Act at the state and federal level, current pay gaps in the private sector and what lawyers are doing to mitigate them, and pay gaps pertaining to race and gender.

Anthony, who is a Maryland Carey Law alum and former Executive Symposium Editor of the Journal, spoke on a three-person panel concerning recent litigation involving the Equal Pay Act. Anthony was selected to present based on his experience bringing an Equal Pay Act case in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and the Supreme Court of Maryland in Doe v. Catholic Relief Services, a case in which he obtained a federal district court victory on behalf of a married gay employee who challenged Catholic Relief Services’ withdrawal of health insurance benefits for his husband under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Equal Pay Act, and the Maryland Equal Pay Act. The case was then sent to the Supreme Court of Maryland, where Anthony argued and the Court ultimately determined the relevant distinctions between the state and federal Equal Pay Acts.

Anthony’s panel was one of four panels throughout the day. The Symposium also featured a keynote address by Ms. Fatima Goss Graces, president of the Women’s National Law Center.

The Equal Pay Day Symposium was sponsored by The Women’s Bar Association and The Women, Leadership & Equality Program.

At BGL, Anthony has built a practice dedicated to representing clients in a variety of complex litigation matters including assisting employees with disabilities in obtaining accessible technology and accommodations in the workplace, representing individuals who have been wrongfully convicted, representing clients in commercial litigation disputes, and fighting workplace discrimination stemming from employers’ use of artificial intelligence as well as other forms of employment discrimination, such as discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Anthony has earned some of the legal industry’s top accolades. He was selected to Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Civil Rights and Plaintiff Employment Lawyers and Lawdragon’s 500 X – The Next Generation guides for 2023. Anthony was also named a Maryland Rising Star by Super Lawyers and “One to Watch” by Best Layers in America for the sixth and third consecutive year, respectively. He received The Daily Record’s Generation J.D. Award in 2020. In 2019, he was honored as the Young Lawyer of the Year by the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers’ Service (MVLS), where he serves on the Board of Directors and as President of the Community Advocacy Network.

Considered an authority in the growing intersection of AI and employment discrimination law, Anthony has written and presented extensively on the role of artificial intelligence in the workplace, including at the 2023 Maryland State Bar Association Legal Summit and the California State University, Northridge Assistive Technology conference. He is also scheduled to speak more on this topic at  the National Federation of the Blind Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium in March 2024, the Society of Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Talent Conference & Expo in April 2024, and the National Employment Lawyers Association’s annual conference in June 2024. Learn more about Anthony May here. 

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