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

Cynthia Chung

Vice President & Governance Chair

Cynthia Chung

Deacons
Hong Kong

  Greg Heywood

Finance Chair

Greg Heywood

Roper Greyell LLP
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vesela Kabatliyska

Global 2.0/Next Gen Chair

Vesela Kabatliyska

Dinova Rusev & Partners
Sofia, Bulgaria

  Henry Perloski

North America Regional Chair

Henry Perlowski

Arnall Golden Gregory
Atlanta, GA, USA

Latin America Regional Chair

Enrique M. Stile

Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal
Buenos Aires, Argentina

  Jan Hofkens

Europe Regional Chair

Jan Hofkens

Lydian
Brussels, Belgium

Sonal Sejpal

Africa/Middle East Regional Chair

Sonal Sejpal

Anjarwalla & Khanna
Nairobi, Kenya

  Jenny Tsin

Asia Pacific Regional Chair

Jenny Tsin

WongPartnership
Singapore

Global Member Engagement Co-Chair

Erin Kuzz

Sherrard Kuzz
Ontario, Canada

  Susan Spradley

Global Member Engagement Co-Chair

Susan Spradley

GrayRobinson
Orlando, FL, USA

Duncan Inverarity

Global Business Development Co-Chair

Duncan Inverarity

A&L Goodbody
Dublin, Ireland

  Carolina Camacho

Global Business Development Co-Chair

Carolina Camacho

Posse Herrera Ruiz
Bogota, Colombia

         
         

Regional Leadership


 

Asia Pacific

Regional Chair

Jenny Tsin

WongPartnership
Singapore

     
         

Business Development

Fahrul Yusuf

Fahrul Yusuf

SSEK Legal Consultants
Jakarta, Indonesia

  Dante T. Pamintuan

Dante T. Pamintuan

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & GatmaitanPhilippines

         
Vivien Yui

Bruce Heddle

Maddocks
Sydney, Australia

   

 

         

Member Engagement

     
Jenny Tsin

Atul Gupta

Trilegal
Bangalore, India

 

Rikisuke Yamanaka

Ushijima & Partners
Tokyo, Japan


 

 

   

 

Raymond Low

Raymond Low

Shearn Delamore & Co.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

   

 

         
         

Europe

 

Regional Chair

Jan Hofkens

Jan Hofkens

Lydian
Brussels, Belgium

   

 

         

Business Development 

Hrvoje Vidan

Hrvoje Vidan

Vidan Law Office
Zagreb, Croatia

  Hrvoje Vidan

Daniel Hund

Beiten Burkhardt
Munich, Germany

         
Christopher Peitsch

Christopher Peitsch

Cerha Hempel
Vienna, Austria

     
         

Member Engagement

Charlotte Forssander

Charlotte Forssander

Vinge
Stockholm, Sweden

  Philippe Schmit

Philippe Schmit 

Arendt and Medernach
Luxembourg

 

 

   

 

Rasmus Christensen

Rasmus Christensen

Plesner
Copenhagen, Denmark

     
         

Latin/South America

 

Regional Chair

Enrique M. Stile

Enrique M. Stile

Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal
Buenos Aires, Argentina

     
         

Business Development

Francisca Corti

Francisca Corti

Carey
Santiago, Chile

  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

  Enrique Radmilovich

Enrique Radmilovich

Hughes & Hughes
Montevideo, Uruguay

         
John Tucker

John Tucker

Lega Abogados
Caracas, Venezuela

   

 

         

Middle East/Africa

 

Regional Chair

Sonal Sejpal

Sonal Sejpal

Anjarwalla & Khanna
Nairobi, Kenya

     
         

Business Development

Lusanda Raphulu

Lusanda Raphulu

Bowmans
Cape Town, South Africa

  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

Mary Ekemezie

Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
Lagos, Nigeria

         
Emma Higham

Emma Higham

Clyde and Co.
Qatar

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

North America

 

Regional Chair

Mary Ellen Simonson

Mary Ellen Simonson

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Phoenix, Arizona

     
         

Business Development

Henry M. Perlowski

Henry M. Perlowski

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
Georgia

  Chantel T. Kassongo

Chantel T. Kassongo

Neuman Thompson
Alberta

         
Laura Pasqualone

Laura Pasqualone

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Arizona

  Bruce Cross

Bruce Cross

Cross Gunther Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C.
Little Rock, Arkansas

 

Member Engagement

Keith M. Weddington

Keith M. Weddington

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, LLP
North Carolina

  Tara Singley

Tara Stingley

Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather, LLP
Nebraska

         
James Kondopulos

James Kondopulos

Roper Greyell
Vancouver, BC, Canada

   

 

         

Special Projects

Susan Spradley

Susan Spradley

GrayRobinson, P.A.
Orlando, Florida

     
         

 

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

 

Director of Member Relations

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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