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

Next Generation Chair

Natasha Baker 

Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP
San Francisco, CA, USA

  Duncan Inverarity

Global Business Development Chair

Duncan Inverarity

A&L Goodbody
Dublin, Ireland

Phillipa Muir

Vice President

Cynthia Chung

Deacons
Hong Kong

  Erin Kuzz

Global Communications Chair

Erin Kuzz 

Sherrard Kuzz
Toronto, Ontario

Finance & Governance Committee Chair

Juan Carlos De La Vega

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

 

Asia Pacific Regional Chair

Siva Nadarajah

Shearn Delamore & Co.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Anna M. Elento-Sneed

Global Member Services Chair​​​​​​​

Anna M. Elento-Sneed

ES&A
Honolulu, HA

  Sonal

Africa/Middle East Regional Chair​​​​​​​

Sonal Sejpal

Anjarwalla & Khanna
Nairobi, Kenya

Greg Heywood

Finance Chair​​​​​​​

Greg Heywood

Roper Greyell LLP
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

  Mary Ellen Simonson

North America Regional Chair​​​​​​​

Mary Ellen Simonson

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Phoenix, AZ, USA

Jan Hofkens

Europe Regional Chair​​​​​​​

Jan Hofkens

Lydian
Brussels, Belgium

  Enrique M. Stile

Latin America Regional Chair

​​​​​​​Enrique M. Stile

Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal
Buenos Aires, Argentina

         
         

Regional Leadership


 

Asia and the Pacific

Regional Chair

Sivabalah Nadarajah

Sivabalah Nadarajah

Shearn Delamore & Co.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

     
         

Business Development

Fahrul Yusuf

Co-Chair

Fahrul Yusuf

SSEK Legal Consultants
Jakarta, Indonesia

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Co-Chair

C. W. Hyun

Kim and Chang
Seoul South Korea

         

Communications

     
Jenny Tsin

Co-Chair

Jenny Tsin

WongPartnership
Singapore

  Vivien Yui

Co-Chair

Vivien Yui

WongPartnership
Singapore



Atul Gupta


Vice Chair

Rikisuke Yamanaka

Ushijima & Partners
Tokyo, Japan

   

 

         

Member Services

     
Raymond Low

Co-Chair

Raymond Low

Shearn Delamore & Co.

 

Co-Chair

Atul Gupta

Trilegal
Bangalore, India

         
         

Europe

 

Regional Chair

Jan Hofkens

Jan Hofkens

Lydian
Brussels, Belgium

     
         

Business Development 

Angelo Zambelli

Chair

Angelo Zambelli

Grimaldi Studio Legale
Milan, Italy
 

  Hrvoje Vidan

Vice Chair

Hrvoje Vidan

Vidan Law Office
Zagreb, Croatia

         

Communications

Tomi Kemppainen

Chair

Tomi Kemppainen

Castrén & Snellman
Helsinki, Finland

 

Vice Chair

Vesela Kabatliyska

Dinova Rusev & Partners
Sofia, Bulgaria

         

Member Services

     
Charlotte Forssander

Chair

Charlotte Forssander

Vinge
Stockholm, Sweden

  ELA member Philippe Schmit

Vice Chair

Philippe Schmit 

Arendt and Medernach
Luxembourg

 

 

   

 

Latin/South America

 

Regional Chair

Enrique M. Stile

Enrique M. Stile

Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal
Buenos Aires, Argentina

     
         

Business Development

IMG

Chair

Carolina Camacho

Posse Herrera Ruiz
Bogota, Colombia

  Giselle Reuben

Vice Chair

Giselle Reuben

BLP
San Jose, Costa Rica

         

Communications

Jose Balta

Chair

Jose Balta

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados
Lima, Peru

  IMG

Vice Chair

John Tucker

Lega Abogados
Caracas, Venezuela

         

Member Services

Renato Canizares

Chair

Renato Canizares

Demarest Advogados
Sao Paulo, Brazil

  IMG

Vice Chair

Enrique Radmilovich

Hughes & Hughes
Montevideo, Uruguay

         

Middle East/Africa

 

Regional Chair

Sonal

Sonal Sejpal

Anjarwalla & Khanna
Nairobi, Kenya

     
         

Business Development

Lusanda Raphulu

Chair

Lusanda Raphulu

Bowmans
Cape Town, South Africa

  Nuno Gouveia

Vice-Chair

Nuno Gouveia

Sociedade de Advogados
Maputo, Mozambique

         

Communications

Chair

Emma Higham

Clyde and Co.
Qatar

  Ernest Sembatya Kaggwa

Vice Chair

Ernest Sembatya Kaggwa

MMAKS Advocates
Kampala, Uganda

         

Member Services

Mohamed Oulkhouir

Chair

Mohamed Oulkhouir

CWA Morocco
Casablanca, Morocco

  Mary Ekemezie

Vice Chair

Mary Ekemezie

Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
Lagos, Nigeria

 

 

 

 

 

North America

 

Regional Chair

Mary Ellen Simonson

Mary Ellen Simonson

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Phoenix, Arizona

     
         

Business Development

Rosalee McNamara

Co-Chair

Rosalee McNamara

Lathrop Gage
Kansas City, Missouri

  Rosalee McNamara

Co-Chair

Susan Spradley

GrayRobinson
Orlando, Florida

         

Communications

Bruce Cross

Chair

Bruce Cross 

Cross Gunther Witherspoon and Galchus
Little Rock, Arkansas

  Sam Kondopulos

Vice Chair

James Kondopulos

Roper Greyell
Vancouver, BC, Canada

         

Member Services

Paul Nason

Chair

Paul Nason

Locke Lord
Dallas, Texas

  Henry M. Perlowski

Vice Chair

Henry M. Perlowski

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
Atlanta, Georgia

         

 

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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