Perspectiva General

With over a decade of experience as an employment litigator and legal trainer, Alyesha Asghar adeptly navigates clients through the legal landscape, including in the Inclusion, Equity & Diversity space. She brings deep employment litigation experience and an innate understanding of business to her role as a diversity consultant and an employment attorney. Company executives in a broad spectrum of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and professional services, look to her for Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity programming and counsel that emphasizes recruitment, equity-building engagement, productivity, and retention.

Alyesha’s multilingual and multicultural heritage, her globe-trotting personal background, and her qualifications as an employment attorney and neutral facilitator manifest in relatable training and legal advice that extends from the C-Suite to the shop floor. Alyesha possesses a multifaceted perspective on the design and implementation of meaningful Inclusion, Equity & Diversity initiatives that are not only legally compliant but harness the potential of both stakeholders and individual contributors.

Whether it is in IE&D programming or litigation, Alyesha engages with clients to understand what they need, and strategizes to deliver it to them in the most efficient and effective manner. 

Afiliaciones Profesionales y Comunitarias


American Bar Association


Equal Employment Opportunity Committee, Labor and Employment Section

American Bar Association


Young Lawyers Division

American Bar Association


DuPont Legal Minority Counsel Network


Named, Ones to Watch

The Best Lawyers in America®


Named, Rising Star

West Virginia

Super Lawyers

2012-2013, 2015-2017

Named, Member Spotlight

Labor and Employment Section - American Bar Assocation

February 2015

Named, Hot List

Mid-Atlantic Region, Lawyers of Color


News, Analysis & Press

4 Lessons As 7th Circ. OKs Honeywell Firing Of DEI Protester

Law360 Employment Authority

July 19, 2024

4 Questions The Justices' Bias Ruling Leaves To Lower Courts

Law360 Employment Authority

April 17, 2024

Employers Urged To Dig Deeper For Juneteenth This Year

Law360 Employment Authority

June 16, 2023

The Littler Annual Employer Survey 2023

Littler Report

May 10, 2023

4 Employer Tips For DE&I On A Budget

Law360 Employment Authority

February 13, 2023

4 Questions On Discrimination Attys' Minds In The New Year

Law360 Employment Authority

January 5, 2023

Why Workplace Proselytizing Can Put Employers In A Bind

Law360 Employment Authority

September 16, 2022

The Supreme Court Speaks on Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements

The Young Lawyer

Young Lawyers Division - American Bar Association

November 2014

NLRB Outlines Social Media Policies Dos and Don’ts

The Young Lawyer

Vol 17, No. 7

May 2013

When Johnny and Joanie Come Marching Home Again: Recent Developments in USERRA

Conference Materials

Annual Conference, Section of Labor & Employment Law - American Bar Association


Libros & Capítulos

  • Family & Medical Leave Act, Bloomberg BNA, Chapter 3, Eligibility of Employees for Leave, 2013 Supplement, Contributing Author: Eric Iskra
  • Employment Discrimination Law, Bloomberg BNA, Chapter 5, Failure to Provide a Reasonable Accommodation, 2014 Supplement, 5th Ed., Chapter Associate Editor
  • Trade Secret Laws: State Q& A Tool, Practical Law, West Virginia, Chapter Co-Author: Eric W. Iskra, Esq.
  • ABA FMLA Treatise, Chapter 3, Contributing Author, 2017

Speaking Engagements

IE&D Under Attack: Reducing Risk and Seizing the Opportunities in a Vastly Changing Climate

Littler Executive Employer Conference, Phoenix, AZ

May 9, 2024

Special Session: Stuck in the Middle: Finding Your Voice Between a Red Rock and Hard Blue Place

Littler Executive Employer Conference, Phoenix, AZ

May 11, 2023

Inclusion, Equity & Diversity 2.0 – A Panoramic View and Update of IE&D's Hot Issues

Littler Executive Employer Conference, Phoenix, AZ

May 10, 2023

Littler AI Summit

Washington, DC

September 28, 2022

2022 Kansas City Regional Employer Conference

Kansas City, MO

July 28, 2022

The Ins and Outs of IE&D in U.S. and Non-U.S. Jurisdictions

June 21, 2022

Who Wants to Be a Lawionaire?

Littler Executive Employer Conference

May 5, 2022

A Practical Primer on Inclusion, Equity & Diversity Programs

Littler Executive Employer Conference

May 4, 2022

Littler’s Annual Report on the EEOC: Looking Back at FY 2021 Developments and Looking Forward at the Commission’s Plans for FY 2022

April 27, 2022

2021 Ohio Virtual Regional Employer Conference

October 14, 2021

Denver Compliance Coffee Talk Webinar: Getting DE&I Right

Denver, CO

September 1, 2021

Is Your Company Ready for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?

July 29, 2021

Is Your Company Ready for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?

July 28, 2021

Moving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programs Forward - Part 2: A DE&I Training Session - Fostering a Diverse, Inclusive and Respectful Culture

Minneapolis, MN

June 17, 2021

Moving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programs Forward - Part 1

April 27, 2021

Equal Justice and the Law: Diversity & Inclusion and Equal Pay Initiatives in the Workplace

December 4, 2020

Moving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programs Forward

November 10, 2020

COVID-19 in the Workplace: Recent Developments and Compliance Challenges - Session Seven

November 6, 2020

Oregon Employer Update: New OR-OSHA Rules, New Paid Leave, and More

October 23, 2020

2020 Legal Update

Seattle, WA

February 18, 2020

#NotYouToo: How to Conduct Legal Investigations in the Aftermath of #MeToo


October 15, 2019

Navigating Transgender Issues in the Workplace: What Employers Should Know

Charleston, WV

June 21, 2018

A New Bermuda Triangle: Substance Abuse, Testing Policies and Medical Marijuana

WV Chamber of Commerce HR Conference

April 26, 2018

Pregnancy Discrimination

Annual Conference - American Bar Association

July 31, 2015


  • J.D., West Virginia University College of Law, 2008
  • B.A., Concord University, 2004summa cum laude


  • Hindi

Admisión de la barra

West Virginia


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • West Virginia Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia