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NELA 2018 Annual Convention

June 27–30, 2018
Hilton Chicago
Chicago, IL
Details and Registration

2018 Fall Seminar
(Sexual Harassment)

October 12–13, 2018
Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas
Scottsdale, AZ

2019 Spring Seminar
(Wage & Hour)

Date & Location TBD

NELA 2019 Annual Convention
June 26–29, 2019
New Orleans Marriott
New Orleans, LA

2019 Fall Seminar
Trial Boot Camp

Date & Location TBD

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

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


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

Vice President
Victoria W. Ni
Public Justice
Oakland, CA

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

Katherine L. Butler
Butler & Harris
Houston, 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

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

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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