Colorado PELA Annual Retreat
August 25–26, 2016
The Pines at Genesee
Golden, CO
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California Employment Lawyers Association
29th Annual Employment Law Conference

September 23–24, 2016
Skills Seminar, September 22
Hilton Orange County/
Costa Mesa
Costa Mesa, CA

Summary Judgment: The Bad, The Ugly... And The Good!
October 14–15, 2016
Cincinnati Marriott
At RiverCenter Hotel
Covington, KY
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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

Alicia K. Haynes
Haynes & Haynes, PC
Birmingham, AL

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

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

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


First Vice President
James H. Kaster
Nichols Kaster, PLLP
Minneapolis, MN

Vice President
Victoria W. Ni
Public Justice
Oakland, CA

Immediate Past President
David L. Lee
Law Offices of David L. Lee
Chicago, IL

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

Nieves Bolanos
Robin Potter & Associates, PC
Chicago, IL

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

Katherine L. Butler
Butler & Harris
Houston, TX

Brian East
Disability Rights Texas
Austin, TX

Charlotte Fishman
Pick Up The Pace
San Francisco, CA

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

Diane S. King
King & Greisen, LLP
Denver, CO

Daniel B. Kohrman
AARP Foundation Litigation
Washington, DC

Rosemary Orsini
Berenbaum Weinshienk, PC Denver, CO

Scott M. Pollins
Pollins Law Firm
Swarthmore, PA

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

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

Elizabeth A. Rodgers
Rodgers, Powers & Schwartz, LLP
Boston, MA

Rebecca L. Salawdeh
Salawdeh Law Office, LLC
Milwaukee, WI

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




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