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October 24–26, 2019
Atlanta Airport Marriott
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November 15–16, 2019
Parc 55 Hotel
San Francisco, CA

2020 Annual Convention
June 24–27, 2020
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Philadelphia, PA

NELA Executive Board

The Executive Board of the National Employment Lawyers Association consists of twenty-four members from around the country.

The President, Vice President of Public Policy, First Vice President, Vice President At-Large, Secretary and Treasurer constitute the Executive Committee. Two-thirds of the Board is elected by the general membership in the Spring, and one-third is appointed by the Board in the Summer of every year.

Questions and comments for the NELA Board may be sent to

Our Board

James H. Kaster
Nichols Kaster, PLLP
Minneapolis, MN

Vice President of Public Policy
Linda M. Correia
Correia & Puth, PLLC
Washington, DC

Nieves Bolaños
Robin Potter & Associates, PC
Chicago, IL

Katherine L. Butler
Butler & Harris
Houston, TX


First Vice President
Wade B. Cowan
Davies, Humphreys, Horton & Reese
Nashville, TN

Vice President
Amy L. Coopman
Foland, Wickens, Eisfelder, Roper & Hofer, PC
Kansas City, MO

Immediate Past President
Alicia K. Haynes
Haynes & Haynes, PC
Birmingham, AL

Bernard Alexander
Alexander Krakow + Glick, LLP
Santa Monica, CA

John F. Beasley, Jr.
JF Beasley, LLC
Watkinsville, GA

Carla D. Brown
Charlson Bredehoft Cohen Brown & Jones, PC
Reston, VA

Charlotte Fishman
Pick Up The Pace
San Francisco, CA

Karla Gilbride
Public Justice, PC
Washington, DC

Mark Hammons, Sr.
Hammons, Gowens & Associates
Oklahoma City

Laura L. Ho
Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho
Oakland, CA

Deborah H. Karpatkin
Law Office of Deborah H. Karpatkin
New York, NY

Daniel B. Kohrman
AARP Foundation Litigation
Washington, DC

Susan D. Motley
Wood, Thacker & Weatherly, PC
Denton, TX

Rosemary Orsini
Berenbaum Weinshienk, PC
Denver, CO

Nina T. Pirrotti
Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, PC
New Haven, CT

Scott M. Pollins
Pollins Law Firm
Swarthmore, PA

Gregory A. Rich
Dobson, Goldberg, Berns & Rich, LLP
St. Louis, MO

Paul H. Tobias
Tobias, Torchia & Simon 
Cincinnati, OH

Jeffrey Neil Young
Johnson, Webbert & Young, LLP
Augusta, ME




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