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John C Fox




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Mario Obledo    

— Lawer who provided services to the Tobacco Institute in influencing other lawyers over workplace smoking issues. —  

Some key documents

1988 July: The Tobacco Institute's PR Plan for the year — dealing with the growing problems of workplace smoking laws:

John Fox will conduct the first legal seminar on workplace smoking issues in early September in Raleigh, North Carolina. Fox's firm, Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro , will co-sponsor the seminars with the Institute of Applied Management and Law , a company that specializes in organizing and promoting business and legal seminars. Fox also has scheduled seminars in Portland, Oregon, Cleveland, Ohio and Seattle, Washington.

    Fox will continue to conduct media tours on workplace smoking legal issues in conjunction with the seminars. He is in the process of identifying a public relations firm to promote the tour independently. We have identified several individuals to conduct legal briefings with minority bar associations. They include : Dennis Duffy , an associate and colleague of John Fox at Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro; Mario Obledo, former executive director, League of United Latin American Citizens ; and, Baltazar Bacca, executive director of the Hispanic National Bar Association.

    These briefings will commence in August at the rate of one per month. Each will consist of a presentation and a request to address the organization's next general meeting. We already have scheduled briefings with the Hispanic National Bar Association, National Bar Association, and California Association of Black Lawyers.

1989 Oct: The Tobacco Institute activities report for October notes [Page 7]
    Litigation Program.

John Fox's October 5 "Breakfast Briefing" in Portland, Oregon, was a tremendous success. Sixty-five lawyers and employee relations managers participated in the seminar on workplace smoking, sexual harassment and affirmative action.

    Upcoming seminars will take place in Cleveland, Ohio on November 15 and Seattle, Washington on December 6.

    Early returns suggest a strong turnout for the Cleveland seminar. Fox continues to pursue a relationship with a seminar marketing firm to assure greater efficiency and credibility for the seminar series.

    We are developing a schedule of workplace legal briefings for minority bar associations for the next several months. Mario Obledo has agreed to deliver the presentations. Fox will prepare Obledo on employment law legal theories affecting workplace smoking and on the status of case law. We have identified Phyllis James, a partner of John Fox, to assist us with conducting briefings with black and women's bar associations.