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.

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Our Board

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

Vice President of Public Policy
Karla Gilbride
Public Justice, PC
Washington, DC

Nieves Bolaños
Robin Potter & Associates, PC
Chicago, IL

Katherine L. Butler
Butler & Harris
Houston, TX


First Vice President

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

Immediate Past President
James H. Kaster
Nichols Kaster, PLLP
Minneapolis, MN

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

Maureen T. Holland
Holland & Associates, PLLC
Memphis, TN

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

Ben Lebsack
Lowrey Parady LLC
Denver, CO

Rosemary Orsini
Orsini Law LLC
Littleton, CO

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

Scott M. Pollins
Pollins Law Firm
Swarthmore, PA

Phillis H. Rambsy
Rambsy Law PC
Nashville, TN

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

Dara Smith
AARP Foundation Litigation
Washington, DC

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

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




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