Anthony May presented legal strategies for protecting workers against discrimination in the age of AI during The National Employment Lawyers Association’s annual convention.

Partner Anthony May spoke about discrimination in the age of artificial intelligence as a panelist at the National Employment Lawyers Association’s (NELA) annual convention on June 27. He presented alongside attorneys Max Barack of Garfinkel Group and Same Wehrle of the AARP Foundation. Brown, Goldstein & Levy was also proud to be a sponsor of the NELA Gala Fundraiser to help empower workers’ rights attorneys through legal training, promoting a fair judiciary, and advocating for laws and policies that level the playing field for workers.

“I was honored to present about the discriminatory impacts artificial intelligence has on workers during The National Employment Lawyers Association convention with my talented co-presenters,” Anthony said. “Technology is constantly evolving, and employers’ policies must do the same to prevent discrimination. I applaud NELA’s dedication to ensuring employment attorneys across the nation are at the forefront of the looming legal battles to come.”

NELA is recognized as the largest bar association in the country for workers’ rights attorneys. NELA’s annual convention is often referred to as the “largest gathering of plaintiffs’ employment lawyers on the planet.” The 2024 Annual Convention’s theme was “Forging the Future of Workers’ Rights,” and took place June 26-29, 2024, at the Marriott Philadelphia Downtown in Philadelphia, PA. 

During Anthony’s presentation, he spoke about legal strategies for protecting workers as workplace technology advances. From algorithmic discrimination to employee monitoring, Anthony’s session addressed emerging issues facing workers, current cases challenging these practices, and best practices for litigating these innovative cases.   

Anthony’s presentation at NELA is not the first time he has been tapped for his knowledge on the intersections of AI and employment law. He has been featured as an authority by media publications, such as The Daily Record, and has presented at various events, including the 2024 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference session, the 2024 National Federation of the Blind Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium, and the 2023 Maryland State Bar Association Legal Summit Annual Conference and Legal Summit. Anthony also spoke on this topic at the Society of Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Talent Conference & Expo in April 2024.

Anthony has authored a five-part blog series, Algorithmically Excluded, on the use of AI in employment, the discriminatory impacts of such technology, and the legal rights of employees or prospective employees to be free from such treatment.

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 and 2024. Anthony was also named a Maryland Rising Star by Super Lawyers and “One to Watch” by Best Lawyers 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.

Learn more about Anthony here.


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