Kelly Distinguished Lecture Scheduled for November 18

IRIM’s new lecture series, the Kelly Distinguished Lecture on Robots and Jobs, features preeminent scholars in fields of significance to robotics. The visiting lecturers, in addition to presenting seminars on topics relevant to robots in the workplace, participate in informal discussions with Georgia Tech faculty and students.

The second Kelly Distinguished Lecturer, Attorney Garry G. Mathiason, will present “The Future Has Arrived: Integrating Transformative Technologies in the Workplace” on Friday, November 18 in the GTRI Conference Center Auditorium.

Event Details

Friday, November 18, 2016 • 3:00 p.m.
GTRI Conference Center Auditorium
Reception Immediately Following Lecture in the Conference Center Atrium/Pre-Function Area

  • To learn more about the lecture series or watch the first Kelly lecture, please visit the IRIM website.


Garry G. Mathiason is a senior class action litigator and strategist at Littler Mendelson, resident in the San Francisco office. He has personally supervised the firm’s attorneys on more than 1,000 employment and labor litigation matters and currently defends employers in complex wage and hour and discrimination class action cases. He also represents clients before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), in arbitration, mediation, and collective bargaining and offers advice on numerous topics, including robotics employment law.

Mathiason co-chairs Littler’s Robotics Practice Group, providing legal advice and representation to the legal industry, as well as employers deploying this technology in the workplace. He also oversees the Littler Corporate Compliance and Ethics Practice Group and originated the Contingent Workforce Practice Group. He is a founder of and serves on the board of NAVEX Global, the ethics and compliance experts. The legal technology compliance company provides superior legal compliance solutions through an array of GRC products and services. With more than 8,000 corporate clients in over 200 countries and 75% of the Fortune 100 companies, NAVEX Global represents the largest ethics and compliance community in the world. Over the course of his career, Mathiason has argued before the United States Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court, and other district, superior, circuit and appellate courts. He also practices before the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Labor Commissioner, and the California Public Employment Relations Board.

Based on his litigation experience and a career-long effort to translate employment and labor law issues, and developments into practicable and learnable modules for human resource professionals, Mathiason has originated several of Littler’s preventive employment law programs and structures in-house employment law training programs. He regularly delivers presentations before individual corporations, bar associations, national and local human resources groups, and other professional organizations.

Widely recognized as one of the leading authorities on employment law trends in the United States, Mathiason has written more than 100 articles and given several hundred presentations on the future of employment law. He serves as chair of the Open Compliance and Ethics Group’s (OCEG) Employment and Labor Law Domain. In this capacity, he writes legal requirements and guidelines for business. He also spoke at the public presentation of the Employment Law Domain of OCEG. Throughout his career, he has researched, addressed and written extensively on ways in which business leaders can build ethical organizations and best ensure compliance with employment and labor law.

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