Sustaining Members

Richard Amador

Sanchez & Amador
Richard S. Amador represents businesses in employment and unfair competition disputes. His employment practice is limited exclusively to representing employers - most often in cases involving sex, age, national origin or disability discrimination or harassment. Mr. Amador also handles complex unfair competition disputes for entities victimized by misappropriation of trade secrets, trademark infringement, or fraud. His trial victory against one of the nation's most prominent law firms for improper billing practices received widespread attention in the legal press.

Member, NELC Board of Directors and Executive Committee Member and former Co-Chair, Academy Coordinating Committee Former Chair, Conference Planning Committee Chair, Los Angeles Area Local Committee

Stacey Campbell

Campbell-Litigation PC
Stacey A. Campbell is President of the National Employment Law Council (“NELC”) and an employment and commercial litigation trial lawyer. He has successfully first-chaired jury and judge-tried trials and arbitrations throughout the United States involving employment discrimination, ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act), breach of contract, non-compete and trade secrets, and personal injury, when judges/arbitrators have not dismissed cases on summary judgement. In 2015, Stacey formed Campbell Litigation, P.C. with an objective to be the largest minority-owned labor and employment defense and commercial litigation law firm in the Rocky Mountain Region. Through his licenses or pro hac vice practice, Stacey and his team defend the firm’s corporate client litigation in Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. We defend our clients’ litigation as if it were our own, in those states where are clients are not headquartered. Stacey’s practical, business approach to litigation and counsel stems from his years of trial work, his previous human resources experience, and working in a major corporate legal department and as temporary in-house counsel for a medical device company.

Barbara L. Johnson

BLJohnsonLaw PLLC
Barbara L. Johnson, the Founder of BLJohnsonLaw, PLLC and Counsel with Potter & Murdock, PC, is based in Washington, DC. She has over 30 years of experience in representing a wide array of employers, ranging from Global 500 companies and publicly-traded companies to nonprofit organizations and educational institutions to manufacturers. Barbara has practiced law with a major corporation, a global AmLaw 100 law firm and a minority-owned litigation boutique. Barbara has served as an investigator for dozens of employment-related matters throughout the United States. She is particularly adept in navigating complex matters where allegations of misconduct have been raised involving executives or involving allegations of disparate treatment requiring statistical analyses. She advises employers on the full gamut of workplace issues, including discrimination and wage and hour matters. Barbara litigates single plaintiff and class/collective actions and serves as trial counsel for employment disputes. She serves an arbitrator and mediator for employment-related disputes. Barbara also counsels organizations on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs and provides guidance to employers on how to create cultures that remove barriers to DEI and that maximize human capital.

Shalanna Pirtle

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
Certified Mediator Employment Law Counselor and Litigator Chair, Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Eric Barnum

Baker Hostetler
An experienced trial lawyer, Eric Barnum practices in all areas of employment law and litigation. He has extensive experience in multiparty complex civil litigation, as well as noncompete and trade secrets litigation, and administrative investigations and hearings. Eric also regularly litigates federal cases and advises clients on issues of employee classification and wage payments under the Fair Labor Standards Act, providing sophisticated and creative advice to help clients achieve business objectives. He is invested in his clients’ success, handling complex, high-value and high-exposure matters with ingenuity and practicality, while producing effective and sustainable solutions.

Eric is co-leader of the firm’s Litigation Associate Training Program, and frequently conducts training and educational seminars for lawyers and human resource professionals on various aspects of developing employment, trade secrets and noncompete law. He also has a background in career counseling and youth mentoring and motivation.

Fabienne Clermont

Discovery Inc.
Discovery, Inc. is the global leader in real life entertainment, serving passionate fans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year across deeply loved content genres.

Available in 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens and services, from linear, free-to-air and pay–TV channels to digital products and streaming services, to social and mobile-first content and formats. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Turbo/Velocity, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe.

Gary Lafayette

Lafayette & Kumagai
Called a “big gun” and “high profile” by the San Francisco Chronicle and the Recorder, Mr. Lafayette is often sought to handle extremely complicated and sensitive matters, and to take over cases from other firms, particularly cases that appear headed for trial. He has handled a number of high profile and high exposure cases for Fortune 500 companies as well as institutional and public entity clients that include Viacom, Inc., California Governor Jerry Brown and the San Francisco Housing Authority. In 2002, Mr. Lafayette received the California Lawyer Attorney of the Year Award and the Charles Houston Bar Association’s Clinton W. White Advocacy Award. He was featured in the American Bar Association Journal showcasing the talents of minority lawyers (“Distinction with a Difference,” ABA Journal, April 2003). Mr. Lafayette has been selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and has also been recognized in the Northern California Super Lawyers® list for 2004, 2006-2012 and 2014-2019. A highly regarded trial attorney, Mr. Lafayette has tried in excess of thirty cases to verdict. Twenty-two of his cases have resulted in published opinions, including a significant Supreme Court housing case, HUD v. Rucker, 535 U.S. 125 (2002).

Rita Srivastava

McDonald's Corp.
Guided by our values, we are committed to being better allies, better sponsors and better leaders, helping to create a future where equality, fairness and opportunity are not just goals but the lived experience of everyone. Globally, we are committed to representing the diverse communities in which we operate, accelerating cultures of inclusion and belonging, and dismantling barriers to economic opportunity.

Tamara Bock

Epstein Becker & Green
I am a tenacious trial lawyer, business advocate and employment lawyer, with a passion for the law as a means of achieving justice and equity in all facets of life. I represent clients in employment, financial services, technology, internal investigations and regulatory enforcement, real estate, travel and securities.

Over the past 20 years, clients have entrusted me to help them successfully navigate business, reputational and litigation risk through bet-the-business decisions. For example, I have successfully advised: a national accounting firm about acquiring assets from Arthur Andersen in the wake of the Enron scandal; the supervisor of the Empire State Building about its fiduciary duties when rolling the ESB into a publicly traded REIT; the Demand Committee of a national bank regarding mortgage backed securities; a multinational financial services firm about developing discovery and litigation strategy in response to mass employee arbitration; a luxury tour operator about avoiding losses and retaining clients through COVID-19 travel cancellations; and a ratings agency about mitigating an active workplace violence emergency.

Anjanette "Anjie" Cabrera

Constangy, Brooks, Smith &

Prophete, LLP

Anjanette is a skilled trial lawyer with vast experience representing Fortune 500 and other clients in various industries against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and denial of employee benefits before federal and state courts and administrative agencies in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Ohio. She has successfully tried employment cases to verdict, negotiated settlements, and briefed and argued appeals before the Third Circuit, and New York and New Jersey state appellate courts. Given her litigation experience, clients regularly call on her for advice on compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws, as well as to conduct sensitive workplace investigations. Prior to her employment law practice, Anjanette was a New York State Prosecutor where she tried narcotics and domestic violence cases. Anjanette also drafted and argued appeals before the Second Department. Anjanette also clerked for the Honorable Shelby Highsmith in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida.

Donna Hughes

GLOBAL HUMAN RESOURCES AND LEGAL EXECUTIVE TRANSFORMATIONAL | SOLUTION DRIVEN | BUSINESS-FOCUSED | RELATIONSHIP BUILDER Proven expertise in driving global human capital strategies aligned with short and long-term business objectives, while positioning organization as an employer of choice. Successful in leading all HR functions. Recognized for building high performing, collaborative teams to deliver innovative yet practical business-oriented solutions in growing, fast paced environments. Trusted advisor to CEO, Board of Directors, and executive team with ability to influence at all levels and drive positive outcomes. Passionate about developing future business and community leaders. Strong legal, business and financial acumen resulting from progressive leadership roles in the healthcare, life sciences and retail industries. Key areas of expertise: Strategic Planning • Organizational Design • Change Management • Performance Management • Training and Development • Leadership Effectiveness • Total Rewards • Budget Oversight • HR Operations • M&A Integration • Communications and Crisis Management • Global Labor and Employment Law and Compliance

Michelle Peak

LSG Sky Chefs
Under the LSG Sky Chefs brand, the company is a provider of in-flight catering services for the airline industry. In addition the company also provides extended services on other aspects of in-flight service including: the design and sourcing of in-flight equipment, in-flight logistics, in-flight management, onboard retail management, and the management of airport lounges. In addition to catering to airplanes, LSG has expanded operations to include commercial trains. LSG Sky Chefs partners with more than 300 airlines worldwide across 214 airports and operates almost 210 customer service centers in 51 countries, producing around 591 million meals a year.

J.T. Wilson, III

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
“J.T. is an equity partner and diverse lead trial attorney at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP (Chicago). J.T. manages a team of lawyers handling internal investigations, litigation and trials in federal and state courts across the country involving a panoply of employment related issues filed as single, multiple, class and collective plaintiff(s) lawsuits. And J.T. frequently conducts trainings, workshops, lectures and keynote addresses on a variety of topics, including issues impacting workplace culture, and potential risks manifested through litigation and trial.”

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