This page has information about Lainey Feingold’s upcoming (and past) speaking engagements. Visit the testimonial page to learn what people say about Lainey’s presentations. This page also includes links to completed presentations when they are available.

Lainey Feingold is a frequent speaker about Structured Negotiation, accessible technology and disability rights. She presents at conferences, meetings, webinars, and classes both within and outside the United States.

Structured Negotiation is a winning alternative to lawsuits that focuses on solution, avoids conflict, and is cost effective. Lainey’s book about Structured Negotiation is available for purchase from Amazon, other online book sellers, and from the publisher, the American Bar Association. You can find interviews about the book (radio, podcast, print and TV) on the Media Page of this website.

If you are interested in inviting Lainey to speak about Structured Negotiation, her book, accessible digital content, or other accessible information and technology, please Contact the Law Office of Lainey Feingold.

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Upcoming in 2017

Interest in Lainey’s book, Structured Negotiation, A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits, is growing, as is interest in Lainey’s subject matter speciality, digital accessibility legal developments. Upcoming speaking events in 2017 include the following:

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2017 – Completed

  • Sydney Australia Structured Negotiation Event

    on November 14, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    Sydney Australia

    Lainey is excited to be giving a talk in Sydney Australia titled “Structured Negotiation and the quest for equal access in the digital age: lessons from the US disability rights movement.” The event is sponsored by the Digital Gap Initiative, the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, Ltd, and the Australian Human Rights Centre, at the University of New South Wales Law School. The event will take place at Ashurst Australia, one of the country’s largest law firms.

  • Baruch College Structured Negotiation Book Talk and Signing

    on October 26, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    Baruch College Bookstore, 55 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010 (Corner of 25th and Lexington Avenue)

    Join Lainey at the Baruch College Bookstore in New York City for a book talk and signing sponsored by the Computer Center For Visually Impaired People and the American Foundation for the Blind and co-sponsored by the A11y NYC MeetUp.

  • Quinnipiac-Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop: Structured Negotiation Talk

    on October 25, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Quinnipiac University School of Law (North Haven, Connecticut)

    Join Lainey Feingold and the dispute resolution communities at Yale and Quinnipiac Law Schools for a talk and book signing about Structured Negotiation: “Negotiating for Equality: Two Decades of Structured Negotiation.”

  • Cardozo Law School Structured Negotiation Event

    on October 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    55 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003 (Room 407)

    Talk at Cardozo law school in New York City: “Thinking Outside the Box: Twenty Years of Dispute Resolution without Lawsuits, Conflict or Run Away Costs. An evening of stories with author and disability rights lawyer Lainey Feingold.” Cardozo’s Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution is one of the nation’s leading programs in alternative dispute resolution. This event is sponsored by the Cardozo Dispute Resolution Society.

  • Legal Update for the Chicago Digital Accessibility and Inclusive Design MeetUp

    on October 19, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL ( American Bar Association offices)

    Lainey is excited to present the digital accessibility legal update for the “digital accessibility enablers” who comprise Chicago’s Digital Accessibility and Inclusive Design MeetUp. A special thanks to MeetUp organizer Dennis Deacon. This event will be live streamed, captioned and recorded. At the time of the event, the Live Stream will be here and the Live Captions will be here

  • Northwestern University Structured Negotiation Event

    on October 19, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law (room TBD)

    Please note: this event is for Northwestern University staff, faculty, and students only. At lunch time event Lainey and Chicago disability rights lawyer Andres Gallegos will share stories and answer questions about Structured Negotiation. Andres, along with his clients and co-counsel have had great successes with Structured Negotiation in improving health care services for disabled people. Lainey and Andres will share stories of their cases and clients, and talk about how Structured Negotiation trades the stress, conflict, and cost of litigation for a process focused on solution and relationship-building.

  • Equip for Equality Structured Negotiation CLE for Lawyers

    on October 18, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Chicago, Illinois

    This afternoon CLE (Continuing Legal Education) talk about Structured Negotiation as a Winning Alternative to Lawsuits is sponsored by Equip For Equality and JPMorgan Chase. The session is designed for lawyers from private law firms and corporate legal departments lawyers. Equip for Equality is Illinois’ premier disability rights legal organization, and JPMorgan Chase has long been a digital accessibility leader. Continuing Legal Education credit will be available for this free event.

  • TechAccessOK 2017 Speaker: Digital Accessibility Legal Update

    on October 17, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Lainey will present on digital accessibility law and policy at Oklahoma’s annual conference on accessibility for people with disabilities. The tile of her presentation is What’s Law Got to Do with it? Digital Accessibility, Civil Rights, and the Current Legal Landscape.

  • Digital Accessibility: A Game Changer for Business / Canadian Business SensAbility Event

    on October 3, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Toronto, Ontario Canada

    Canadian Business SensAbility is a national network of Canadian business leaders dedicated to disability inclusion. Lainey is a participant on this panel as part of the organization’s “Open the Door Wider” series.

  • Rethinking accessibility beyond compliance: Keynote at Canadian SenseAbility Lawyer Event

    on October 3, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Toronto, Ontario Canada

    Lainey will kick off this afternoon Canadian SenseAbility event for lawyers committed to disability diversity and inclusion. The afternoon event will be held at the Norton Rose Fulbright LLP law firm. More details coming soon.

  • 2017 Digital Accessibility Legal Update for 3Play Media (Free)

    on September 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm (Eastern)


    This free on-line version of the digital accessibility legal update will be presented at 2:00 Eastern (11:00 Pacific) on September 19.

  • Expanding the Lawyer’s Toolbox: Structured Negotiation as a Winning Alternative to Lawsuits (CLE Event)

    on September 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Alameda County Bar Association / Oakland, CA

    Program sponsored by the Alameda County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. Free for ACBA members. Charge for the public. 1.5 hours Continuing Legal Education units.

  • Putting Accessibility Law in your Pocket: Digital Accessibility Legal Update Webinar (Free)

    on August 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm (Eastern)


    Digital accessibility is a civil right. Everyone can learn to put the law in their pocket to talk about disability rights laws as a motivator, not a fear-producer. This update, not just for lawyers, will review the current digital accessibility legal landscape — lawsuits, Structured Negotiations, regulations, and what may be on the horizon.

  • American Association of Visually Impaired Attorneys (AAVIA)

    on July 4, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    ACB National Convention, Reno Nevada

    Structured Negotiation: a Winning Tool for Digital Accessibility. Luncheon speaker at the annual meeting of the American Association of Visually Impaired Attorneys (AAVIA), an affiliate of the American Council of the Blind.

  • American Council of the Blind Annual Conference and Convention

    on July 3, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Reno, Nevada

    Lainey will present on Structured Negotiation: An Attorney’s Journey from Court Rooms to Client Settlements.

  • Structured Negotiation, a Winning Strategy for Disability Rights

    on June 14, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore, MD

    Speaker, National Disability Rights Network Annual Conference:  “Structured Negotiation, a Winning Strategy for Disability Rights”

  • M-Enabling Summit / IAAP Pre-Conference

    on June 12, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Washington, D.C.

    Lainey will present the Digital Accessibility Legal Update at the M-Enabling Conference. The update will be introduced by Shilpi Kapoor, Managing Director of international digital accessibility consulting firm BarrierBreak. Lainey’s presentation is part of M-Enabling’s pre-conference, organized by the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP)

  • Accessibility as a Civil Right: Free Webinar (part of #ID24)

    on June 9, 2017 at 12:00 pm (Pacific)


    Lainey is glad to once again be part of #ID24 – A *Free* 24-Hour Online Community Event On Accessibility sponsored by accessibility consulting firm The Paciello Group. Lainey’s talk is titled “What is Compliance? Using the Law to Frame Accessibility as a Civil Right” and is geared to everyone in the accessibility space, no matter what role. Check out the whole schedule and learn how to participate at the link below.

  • Deep Dive Into “Structured Negotiation:” Focus on the Practitioner (Free Webinar)

    on June 8, 2017 at 12:00 pm (Pacific)


    Free online webinar sponsored by the Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC) at noon Pacific on June 8. Brief overview of Structured Negotiation followed by a deep dive into how legal service lawyers can use the process to achieve results for clients, including damages, attorneys’ fees, and systemic change.

  • Women in Dispute Resolution Webinar

    on June 2, 2017 at 9:00 am (Pacific)


    Lainey will present on Expanding the Lawyer’s Toolbox: Structured Negotiation as a Winning Alternative to Lawsuits. Please use the contact page to receive information about how to participate in this free webinar.

  • The Mediation Society

    on May 25, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    San Francisco, CA

    Dinner Speaker at monthly meeting of the Mediation Society of Northern California. Structured Negotiation: A Twenty Year Track Record of Resolving Claims without Lawsuits

  • AccessU Online Summit

    on May 18, 2017 at 11:00 am


    The online version of the Digital Accessibility Legal Update will be presented at 11:00 Central time on Thursday May 18 by Environments 4 Humans.

  • John Slatin AccessU

    on May 17, 2017 at 8:30 am

    The annual AccessU Digital Accessibility Legal Update will be a fast-paced review of the law as a driver for digital accessibility. The legal tools in the advocate’s toolbox are many, including litigation, Structured Negotiation, and federal and state agency complaints. Get up-to-date information on how these tools are being used, and what threats lurk as the federal government moves (rushes!) to the right and more and more lawsuits are filed.

  • 19th Annual Spring Conference, American Bar Association

    on April 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, CA

    Lainey presenting A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits: Resolving Legal Claims with Structured Negotiation at the 19th Annual Spring Conference of the Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association. During the conference Lainey will be honored as the individual recipient of the Section’s Lawyer as Problem Solver Award.

  • 2017 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium

    on March 30, 2017

    Baltimore, MD

    Lainey as a panelist at the 2017 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium. Lainey speaking about Structured Negotiation at the session titled “The Lawyer’s Toolbox: Effective Legal Strategies for Achieving Digital Accessibility and Communication Access.”

  • Book Talk in DC – American Bar Association

    on March 29, 2017

    American Bar Association, Washington, DC

    Book talk at the Washington, DC offices of the American Bar Association, co-sponsored by the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, the American Council of the Blind, and the American Foundation for the Blind. 5:30 – 7:00 at 1050 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 400.

  • Structured Negotiation: A Tool for Disability Rights

    on March 21, 2017


    Free webinar sponsored by the Great Lakes ADA Center. 2:00 Eastern / 11:00 Pacific. Come learn why Structured Negotiation has been such a successful strategy in disability rights cases.

    **NOTE: This webinar was archived and is available online on the Accessibility Online Website.

  • Digital Accessibility Legal Update

    on March 1, 2017

    CSUN Technology Conference, San Diego, CA

    Lainey presenting, along with her colleague Linda Dardarian, the annual Digital Accessibility Legal Update at the 32d annual CSUN Technology Conference.

  • Structured Negotiation Book Party at CSUN

    on March 1, 2017

    Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, California: Deque Presentation Room (Seaport Ballroom F)

    Join Lainey for a lightning book event on March 1 after the first full day of conference events at CSUN, the International Conference on Technology and People with Disabilities. Come hear stories from her book, Structured Negotiation, A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits . There’s even a CSUN story!

  • SSB’s pre-CSUN Panel on Digital Accessibility Law

    on February 28, 2017

    San Diego, CA

    Lainey as a guest speaker and panel member at the SSB’s CSUN Pre-Conference.

  • Free Structured Negotiation Webinar

    on February 15, 2017


    Free webinar sponsored by the Emerging Enterprises Committee of the Licensing Executives Society (USA and Canada), Inc. LES is the “leading association for intellectual property, technology, and business development professionals to achieve professional and personal success.”

  • Presentations to Osgoode Hall Law School

    on February 10, 2017

    Osgoode Hall Law School, North York, ON

    Several presentations for students and faculty at Osgoode Hall Law School. Questions about Lainey’s events at Osgoode Hall can be directed to Martha E. Simmons, Director, Mediation Clinical Program.

  • Advocates’ Society Breakfast

    on February 9, 2017

    Advocates’ Society Education Centre, Toronto, ON

    Guest speaker at the Advocates’ Society breakfast. The society is “the premier provider of advocacy skills training across Canada”.

  • Digital Accessibility Law

    on February 9, 2017

    ARCH Disability Law Centre, Toronto, ON

    Lainey speaking to the ARCH Disability Law Centre about her book and the current state of digital accessibility law in the United States.

  • Accessibility Toronto MeetUp

    on February 9, 2017

    OCAD U. Central Hall, Toronto, ON

    Lainey as the guest speaker at the Accessibility Toronto MeetUp (#A11yTO), a community of digital accessibility and inclusive design professionals. The event will be held in room 230 at 100 McCaul St, Toronto M5T 1W1 and is jointly presented with the Inclusive Design Research Centre of the The Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD U).

  • Structured Negotiation and US Digital Law and Policy

    on February 7, 2017

    Windsor, Ontario Canada

    Lainey speaking about Structured Negotiation and US Digital Law and Policy from 10:30 – 12:30 at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law, Farmer Conference Room. Lainey’s visit to the campus is sponsored by the Windsor Disability Law Student Society & Dr. Laverne Jacobs.

  • Book Event – Hastings College of the Law

    on January 24, 2017

    Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, CA

    Lainey presenting a book talk at Hastings College of the Law, 100 McAllister Street in the Skyroom from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Lainey presenting with Jessie Lorenz, Executive Director of the Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco and a participant in Structured Negotiation. The event is free and CLE credits are available for lawyers. 100 McAllister is a secure building so attendees should try to sign up in advance. In connection with this event, Hastings professor Sheila Purcell interviewed Lainey about her book and her disability rights practice.

  • Advocacy Skills Training

    on January 19, 2017

    Advocacy Skills Training – Using Structured Negotiation As An Alternative to Litigation. Free webinar sponsored by Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC).

  • Disability Matters Radio Program

    on January 17, 2017

    Lainey as a guest on Disability Matters, a radio show (with real time captions) hosted by Joyce Bender. Show starts at 2:00 Eastern / 11:00 Pacific.


  • Digital Accessibility: 2016 Annual CSUN Legal Update

    on March 23, 2016

    Harbor Tower, San Diego, CA

    Co-presenting a session at the 31st annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN) in San Diego, California. Lainey and Linda Dardarian presenting Digital Accessibility: 2016 Annual CSUN Legal Update.

  • How to Improve Settlement Agreements

    on March 31, 2016

    National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, Baltimore, MD

    Co-facilitating a workshop at the 2016 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium in Baltimore, Maryland. Lainey presenting with civil rights lawyers Dan Goldstein and Tim Fox on the topic How to Improve Settlement Agreements. Read more about the tenBroek symposium.

  • Accessibility as a Civil Right: Lessons from the United States on Using Law and Policy to Make Digital Content Available to Everyone

    on April 13, 2016

    Stockholm, Sweden

    Presenting at Funka Accessibility Days in Stockholm Sweden in April. The two-day conference is “Northern Europe’s largest conference on accessible information and communication technology (ICT).” Lainey speaking on “Accessibility as a Civil Right: Lessons from the United States on Using Law and Policy to Make Digital Content Available to Everyone.”

  • Digital Accessibility Legal Update

    on April 19, 2016

    St. Edwards University, Austin, TX

    Speaking at the annual John Slatin AccessU in Austin Texas. Lainey has provided a digital accessibility legal update for conference participants for the past several years. Read more about Knowbility’s AccessU.

  • Role of Law in Making the Digital World More Accessible and Usable for Everyone

    on May 19, 2016

    Lainey giving two presentations for Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). She was part of Inclusive Design 24 (#ID24), 24 hours of free webinars about accessibility and usability. Lainey presented on the role of law in making the digital world more accessible and usable for everyone. Watch Lainey’s one hour captioned presentation on YouTube for #ID24. She also spoke in San Francisco at the Accessibility and Inclusive Design MeetUp for Global Accessibility Awareness Day.

  • The Legal Side of Accessible Technology

    on July 26, 2016

    San Francisco, CA

    Lainey spoke on the legal side of Accessible Technology at the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) 2016 West Coast Update Conference. The conference was held on the 26th anniversary of the ADA.

  • Digital Accessibility Legal Update

    on September 7, 2016

    Lainey presenting the Digital Accessibility Legal Update at the virtual online Accessibility Summit sponsored by Environments for Humans.

  • Digital Accessibility for Lawyers

    on September 21, 2016

    Alameda County (California) Law Library, Oakland, CA

    Lainey presenting at the Alameda County (California) Law Library on Digital Accessibility for Lawyers. Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) ethics credit is available for this presentation. Visit the Alameda County Library page for more information and to register.

  • 2016 Legal Update on Digital Accessibility

    on September 29, 2016
  • Book Launch and Celebration!

    on October 16, 2016

    Berkeley, CA

    Lainey’s book launch. Please contact us for more information.

  • Structured Negotiation, A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits

    on November 15, 2016

    Harvard Law School Campus, Cambridge, MA

    Lainey speaking about Structured Negotiation, A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits, as part of the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation (PON) speaker series. Lainey presenting with Paul Parravano, Co-Director, Office of Government and Community Relations at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who has participated as a claimant in Structured Negotiation. Read more about the talk on the PON website.

  • ABA Continuing Legal Education Webinar

    on December 1, 2016

    Lainey presenting an MCLE webinar about Structured Negotiation for the American Bar Association. Check back for more details. The moderator for the session is Kristina Launey, a partner at Seyfarth Shaw, who has participated in several Structured Negotiation as counsel for companies who chose the dispute resolution method over alternative legal strategies.

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Lainey’s speaking engagements in 2015 included

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Links to Lainey’s recorded talks and presentations

When Lainey’s presentations are recorded she posts the links here. For radio and tv interviews and podcasts, visit the media page of this website. Many of Lainey’s presentation slides are posted on LinkedIn SlideShare.

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Simplified Summary

This page includes information about talks that Lainey Feingold gives at conferences and classes.  Lainey often speaks about how to resolve claims without lawsuits with a method called Structured Negotiation.  Lainey also talks to audiences about the civil rights of disabled people.  She also speaks to law students. The page includes comments from people in the audience who have heard Lainey speak. One person who enjoyed Lainey’s talk said she or he was surprised that a legal session could be fun.