Global Employment Law Leadership and Management

 

CEO of the Employment Law Alliance

Steve Hirschfeld  

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
456 Montgomery Street, Suite 2200
San Francisco, California 94104
United States

Phone Number
+1 415-835-9000

Fax Number
+1 415-834-0443

Email
steve@ela.law

     

Board of Directors

VP Governance & Global Member Engagement Committee Co-Chair 

Erin Kuzz

Sherrard Kuzz LLP
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

VP Governance & Global Business  Development Committee Co-Chair 

Henry Perlowski

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
Atlanta, Georgia

         
Greg Heywood

ELA CFO

Greg Heywood

Roper Greyell LLP
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

 

ELA Board Secretary  

Francisca Corti

Carey
Chile

         

Global Next Gen Chair

Christopher Peitsch

Cerha Hempel

Vienna, Austria

  Raymond Low

Global Specialty Group Chair

Raymond Low

Shearn Delamore & Co.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

         
Susan Spradley

Global Member Engagement Co-Chair

Susan Spradley

GrayRobinson
Orlando, FL, USA

 

Global Business Development Co-Chair

Duncan Inverarity

A&L Goodbody
Dublin, Ireland

         
Sonal Sejpal

Africa & Middle East Regional Chair

Lusanda Raphulu

Bowmans
Sandton, South Africa 

 

Asia Pacific Regional Chair

Jenny Tsin

WongPartnership
Singapore

         

Europe Regional Chair

Yvette Dissel

Boontje Advocaten
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

Latin America Regional Chair

Enrique Radmilovich

Hughes & Hughes
Montevideo, Uruguay

         

North America  Regional Chair

Tara Stingley

Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather, LLP
Omaha, Nebraska

   

 

         

Africa/Middle East

 

Regional Chair

Sonal Sejpal

Lusanda Raphulu

Bowmans
Sandton, South Africa 

     
         

Business Development

Lusanda Raphulu

Ilan Winder

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir and Co.
Israel

  Nuno Gouveia

Nuno Gouveia

Sociedade de Advogados
Maputo, Mozambique

         
Ernest Sembatya

Ernest Sembatya Kaggwa

MMAKS Advocates
Kampala, Uganda

     
         

Member Engagement

Mohamed Oulkhouir

Mohamed Oulkhouir

CWA Morocco
Casablanca, Morocco

  Mary Ekemezie

Mona OsamaAbdel-Hafiz

Ibrachy & Dermarkar
Dokki, Giza, Egypt

         
Emma Higham

Emma Higham

Clyde and Co.
Qatar

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marketing Ambassadors

Carlotta Dal Lago

Anjarwalla & Khanna | ALN
Kenya

     
         

Asia Pacific

Regional Chair

Jenny Tsin

WongPartnership
Singapore

     
         

Business Development

Bruce Heddle

Maddocks
Sydney, Australia

  Dante T. Pamintuan

Dante T. Pamintuan

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, Philippines

Jeffrey Wilson

Jun He
China

     
         

Member Engagement

Jenny Tsin

Atul Gupta

Trilegal
Bangalore, India

 

Rikisuke Yamanaka

Ushijima & Partners
Tokyo, Japan

         

Cynthia Chung

Deacons

Hong Kong

 

 

Raymond Low

Shearn Delamore & Co.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

         

Marketing Ambassadors

David Eyerly

SSEK Legal Consultants
Indonesia

 

 

Bakul Anand

Trilegal
India

 

         

Europe

 

Regional Chair

Jan Hofkens

Yvette Dissel

Boontje Advocaten
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

     
         

Business Development 

Tim Gilbert

Travers Smith LLP
England & Wales

  Christopher Peitsch

Kato Aerts

Lydian
Belgium

         
Christopher Peitsch

Thomas Kälin

MLL Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Froriep Ltd
Switzerland

     
         

Member Engagement

Philippe Schmit 

Arendt and Medernach
Luxembourg

 

André Istad Johansen

Selmer
Oslo, Norway

Philippe Durand

August Debouzy
France

     
         

Marketing Ambassadors

Juliane Bruneß

ADVANT Beiten
Germany

 

Olivia Burgess

Travers Smith
United Kingdom - 

England and Wales 

         

Latin/South America

 

Regional Chair

Latin America Regional Chair

Enrique Radmilovich

Hughes & Hughes
Montevideo, Uruguay

     
         

Business Development

Francisca Corti

Javier Salvador Soto

Pérez Bustamante & Ponce (PBP)
Quito, Ecuador

  Randall Gonz├ílez

Randall González

BLP
San Jose, Costa Rica

         
Cassia Fernanda Pizzotti

Cassia Fernanda Pizzotti

Demarest Advogados
Sao Paulo, Brazil

     
         

Member Engagement

Renato Canizares

Renato Canizares

Demarest Advogados
Sao Paulo, Brazil

  John Tucker

John Tucker

Lega Abogados
Caracas, Venezuela

         

Vicente Umaña Carrizosa

Posse Herrera Ruiz
Bogota, Colombia

     

 

Marketing Ambassadors

Magdalena Engel

Carey
Chile

 

Maggie Fernandez

Carey
Chile

Rhiannon Hammond Cabrera

Santamarina Y Steta
Mexico

     
         

North America

 

Regional Chair

North America  Regional Chair

Tara Stingley

Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather, LLP
Omaha, Nebraska

     

 

       

Business Development

Henry M. Perlowski

Bryan Cokeley

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
West Virginia

  Chantel T. Kassongo

Chantel T. Kassongo

Neuman Thompson
Alberta

         
Laura Pasqualone

Laura Pasqualone

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Arizona

  Bruce Cross

Mark Wiletsky

Holland and Hart 
Denver, Colorado

 

Member Engagement

         
James Kondopulos

James Kondopulos

Roper Greyell
Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

Holly Goodman 

Gunster 
West Palm Beach, Florida (southern)

         

Marketing Ambassadors

Susan McQueen

Miller Nash
Alaska, Oregon, Washington

  Tara Singley

Geoff Nevin

Taylor McCaffrey LLP
Manitoba

         

Bobbie Conklin

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
West Virginia & Pennsylvania (Western)

   

 

         

Chief Operating Officer

Peter Walts 

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

 

Deputy Executive Director

Mary Anne Creighton

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


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