Leadership and Management

 

CEO of the Employment Law Alliance

Steve Hirshfeld

Stephen J. Hirschfeld, Esq.

CEO Stephen J. Hirschfeld founded the ELA in 2000. With 30 years of labor and employment law experience, he has worked with employers of all types and sizes on issues ranging from wrongful termination to sexual harassment to discrimination to wage and hour class actions, labor arbitrations, and employment law counseling.

Steve regularly works with multi-state and multi-national companies to ensure global labor law compliance and can readily assemble a team of experts throughout the U.S. and around the world to assist with your full array of labor and employment needs.

Steve is also available for:

  • Identifying and recommending individual ELA lawyers throughout the world
  • Global employment law audits to ensure that personnel policies and practices are in full compliance with all local laws wherever you have operations
  • Conducting legal training for company management on compliance with all local labor and employment laws involving hiring, termination, discrimination, etc. in the U.S. and around the globe
  • Membership determinations
  • Strategic alliances and collaborations
  • Sponsorships
  • RFPs

Office Address
505 Montgomery Street,  13th Floor
San Francisco, California 94111
United States

Phone Number
+1 415-835-9011

Fax Number
+1 415-834-0443

Email
shirschfeld@employmentlawalliance.com

   

 

Board of Directors

Natasha Baker

Natasha Baker 

Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP
San Francisco, CA, USA

Duncan Inverarity

Duncan Inverarity

A&L Goodbody
Dublin, Ireland

Phillipa Muir

Cynthia Chung

Deacons
Hong Kong

Erin Kuzz

Erin Kuzz 

Sherrard Kuzz
Toronto, Ontario

Juan Carlos De La Vega

Santamarina y Steta
Garza García, N.L., Mexico

Siva Nadarajah

Shearn Delamore & Co.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Anna M. Elento-Sneed

Anna M. Elento-Sneed

ES&A
Honolulu, HA

Sonal

Sonal Sejpal

Anjarwalla & Khanna
Nairobi, Kenya

Greg Heywood

Greg Heywood

Roper Greyell LLP
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Mary Ellen Simonson

Mary Ellen Simonson

Lewis and Roca, LLP
Phoenix, AZ, USA

Jan Hofkens

Jan Hofkens

Lydian
Brussels, Belgium

Enrique M. Stile

Enrique M. Stile

Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal
Buenos Aires, Argentina

       
       

 

Regional Committee Leadership

 

Asia and the Pacific

 

Business Development

Fahrul Yusuf

Fahrul Yusuf

SSEK Legal Consultants
Jakarta, Indonesia
Co-Chair, Business Development Committee

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C. W. Hyun

Kim and Chang
Seoul South Korea
Co-Chair, Business Development Committee

       

Communications

   
Jenny Tsin

Jenny Tsin

WongPartnership
Singapore
Co-Chair, Communications Committee

Vivien Yui

Vivien Yui

WongPartnership
Singapore
Co-Chair, Communications Committee



Atul Gupta

 

Rikisuke Yamanaka

Ushijima & Partners
Tokyo, Japan
Vice-Chair, Communications Committee

 

 

       

Member Services

   
Raymond Low

Raymond Low

Shearn Delamore & Co.
Co-Chair, Member Services

Atul Gupta

Trilegal
Bangalore, India
Co-Chair, Member Services

       
       

Europe

 

Business Development 

Angelo Zambelli

Angelo Zambelli

Grimaldi Studio Legale
Milan, Italy
Chair, Business Development Committee

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Hrvoje Vidan

Vidan Law Office
Zagreb, Croatia
Vice Chair, Business Development Committee

       

Communications

Tomi Kemppainen

Tomi Kemppainen

Castrén & Snellman
Helsinki, Finland
Chair, Communications Committee

Vesela Kabatliyska

Dinova Rusev & Partners
Sofia, Bulgaria
Vice Chair, Communications Committee

       

Member Services

   
Charlotte Forssander

Charlotte Forssander

Vinge
Stockholm, Sweden
Chair, Member Services Committee

ELA member Philippe Schmit

Philippe Schmit 

Arendt and Medernach
Luxembourg
Vice Chair, Member Services Committee

 

 

 

 

Latin/South America

 

Business Development

IMG

Carolina Camacho

Posse Herrera Ruiz
Bogota, Colombia
Chair, Business Development

Giselle Reuben

Giselle Reuben

BLP
San Jose, Costa Rica
Vice-Chair, Business Development

       

Communications

   
Jose Balta

Jose Balta

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados
Lima, Peru
Chair, Communications Committee

IMG

John Tucker

Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque
Venezuela
Vice Chair, Communications Committee

       

Member Services

   
Renato Canizares

Renato Canizares

Demarest Advogados
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Chair, Business Development Committee

IMG

Enrique Radmilovich

Hughes & Hughes
Uruguay
Vice Chair, Business Development Committee

   

Middle East/Africa

 

Business Development

Lusanda Raphulu

Lusanda Raphulu

Bowmans
Cape Town, South Africa
Chair, Business Development Committee

Nuno Gouveia

Nuno Gouveia

Sociedade de Advogados
Maputo, Mozambique
Vice-Chair, Business Development Committee

       

Communications

   

Emma Higham

Clyde and Co.
Qatar
Chair, Communications Committee

Ernest Sembatya Kaggwa

Ernest Sembatya Kaggwa

MMAKS Advocates
Kampala, Uganda
Vice Chair, Communications Committee

       

Member Services

   
Mohamed Oulkhouir

Mohamed Oulkhouir

CWA Morocco
Casablanca, Morocco
Chair, Member Services

Mary Ekemezie

Mary Ekemezie

Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
Lagos, Nigeria
Vice Chair, Member Services

 

 

 

 

North America

 

Business Development

Rosalee McNamara

 

Rosalee McNamara

Lathrop Gage
Kansas City, Missouri
Co-Chair, Business Development Committee

Rosalee McNamara

 

Susan Spradley

GrayRobinson
Orlando, Florida
Co-Chair, Business Development Committee

       

Communications

   
Bruce Cross

 

Bruce Cross 

Cross Gunther Witherspoon and Galchus
Little Rock, Arkansas
Chair, Communications Committee

Sam Kondopulos

James Kondopulos

Roper Greyell
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Vice Chair, Communications Committee

       

Member Services

   
Paul Nason

 

Paul Nason

Locke Lord
Dallas, Texas
Chair, Member Services Committee

Henry M. Perlowski

Henry M. Perlowski

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
Atlanta, Georgia
Vice Chair, Member Services Committee

       

 

2.0 Leadership

 

Global Chairperson

Natasha Baker

Natasha Baker 

Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP
San Francisco, CA, USA

   
   

Member Services

Trisha Gibo

Trisha Gibo

ES&A
Honolulu, Hawaii
 

Bridget Romero

Bridget Romero

Lathrop Gage
Kansas City, Kansas

Sarah Clarke

Sarah Clarke

Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Melbourne, Australia

   
       

Communications

Sarah Reiner

Sarah Reiner

Gray Robinson
Orlando, Florida

Kseniya Veretelnik

Kseniya Veretelnik

Loranger Marcoux
Montreal, Quebec

 

Business Development

Teresa Teare

Teresa Teare

Shawe & Rosenthal, LLP
Baltimore, Maryland

Katherine Nash

Katherine Nash

Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan Jackstadt P.C.
St. Louis, Missouri

Laura Pasqualone

Laura Pasqualone

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Phoenix, Arizona

 

 

 

       
       

 Chief Operating Officer

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Peter Walts

Peter Walts joined the ELA as a business development consultant in 2014 and now serves as COO of the organization. He is a highly energetic and successful business leader with over 25 years' experience helping organizations grow in challenging, competitive, and volatile markets.

Pete is responsible for leading the operational activities of the ELA and works closely with board and committee leaders to develop growth for the organization.

Phone Number
+1 215 768-9936

Email
peter@ela.law

 
Director of Member Relations

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Mary Anne Creighton

Committed to excellence, Mary Anne manages relations with all ELA global firms and clients. Bringing with her 15+ years of project management experience, attention to detail, and organizational ingenuity, she overseas the growth and advancement of all ELA initiatives.  Mary Anne manages both regional and international events and works closely with the ELA leadership to drive business development and promote member engagement. She is the main point of contact for member inquires and ideas, event coordination and communication, website user experiences, global employer handbook updates, group collaboration, and project implementation.  Most important, she is a valuable resource for all ELA information.

Phone Number

+1 610-955-9586

Email
maryanne@ela.law

 

Director of Marketing

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Pam Carroll

Pam is responsible for business development, communication strategies and marketing initiatives that build ELA's global brand. Whether she is crafting marketing messages, developing a strategic plan or engaging audiences on social media , Pam serves the organization by promoting the thought leadership and expertise of its members and Service Provider Alliance. She manages media relations, webinars, newsletters, marketing sponsorships, and website content. 

Phone Number

+1 215-534-8350

Email 
pam@ela.law


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