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2024 Mid-Atlantic Regional Employer Conference
Friday, June 21, 2024
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Washington, DC

Perspectiva General

Shannon Meade is the executive director of Littler’s Workplace Policy Institute® (WPI®), the firm’s government relations and public policy arm. A highly seasoned government affairs professional, she advocates for the interests of employers to help define and shape workplace policy at the international, national and local levels.

Drawing on more than two decades working in senior roles on Capitol Hill and for prominent trade groups, Shannon develops strategic advocacy campaigns in partnership with clients to advance their legislative and regulatory priorities. Her deep policy experience, political acumen and vast relationships with government officials and industry associations allow her to build coalitions that protect and promote the collective interests of companies, trade associations, state chambers of commerce and business groups. Over the last several years, she has been at the forefront of major workplace policy debates and legislative victories, including efforts to defeat the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act at the national level and state-specific reforms such as the push to reform Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act.

In addition, Shannon helps clients navigate transformational workplace issues and developments that the law has yet to address but that employers are grappling with in real-time. She is actively engaged in advocacy efforts with key federal and state lawmakers related to such issues as artificial intelligence, automation, contingent workers and wage and hours laws. Shannon and WPI are also engaged in legislative efforts to address the skilled labor shortage in the U.S., including supporting legislation aimed at modernizing the nation’s workforce development and education system.

Prior to joining Littler, Shannon served as the vice president of public policy and legal advocacy for the National Restaurant Association, the leading business association for the restaurant and foodservice industry. She also served as the deputy director of the Restaurant Law Center, the legal arm of the Association, and worked extensively with the Association’s Educational Foundation on workforce development programs. Before that, Shannon was a senior policy advisor at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, chief of staff and legislative director for Congresswoman Kay Granger, and legislative counsel on the U.S. House Government Reform Committee.

* Not acting in the capacity of an attorney.

News, Analysis & Press

The Littler Annual Employer Survey 2024

Littler Report

May 8, 2024

WPI Labor Day Report 2023

WPI Report

September 5, 2023

The Littler Annual Employer Survey 2023

Littler Report

May 10, 2023

Littler’s Annual Labor Day Report

Industry Today

September 7, 2022

WPI Labor Day Report 2022

WPI Report

September 5, 2022

Inflation Is Sending State Wage Floors Above $15 An Hour

Law360 Employment Authority

June 8, 2022

Minimum Wage Fight Is At An Inflection Point

Law360 Employment Authority

February 18, 2022

$15 Minimum Wage For State Employees Gaining Traction

Law360 Employment Authority

January 31, 2022

Speaking Engagements

2024 Mid-Atlantic Regional Employer Conference

Washington, DC

June 21, 2024

View from Washington, DC: Federal Regulatory Update

American Hotel and Lodging Association, Owners Forum, Nashville, TN

October 4, 2023

State of Labor Relations in Hospitality

American Hotel and Lodging Association, Labor Relations Committee - Washington DC

September 26, 2023

Littler WPI Labor Day Report

Critical Labor Coalition - Washington, DC

September 12, 2023

ADA Website Shakedowns - What to Know Amid Stalled Regulations

National Association of State Chambers, Anchorage, AK

August 28, 2023

The American Workforce Transformation - Challenges and Opportunities

National Association of State Chambers, Anchorage, AK

August 27, 2023

The New Era of Divided Government: What are the implications for employers?

Littler Mid-Atlantic Regional Employer Conference, Washington D.C.

June 16, 2023

2023 Mid-Atlantic Regional Employer Conference

Washington, DC

June 16, 2023

The New Era of Divided Government: What are the implications for employers?

Littler Executive Employer Conference, Phoenix, AZ

May 11, 2023

Labor and Employment Policy Developments and Continuing Workforce Challenges

National Association of State Chambers, Boca Raton, FL

January 22, 2023

2022 Kansas City Regional Employer Conference

Kansas City, MO

July 28, 2022

2022 Mid-Atlantic Regional Employer Conference

Washington, DC

June 8, 2022

Labor and Employment Policy Developments in New York City and Beyond

New York, NY

May 25, 2022

WPI Insider Briefing: What to Expect in Year Two of the Biden Administration (and in the States!)

Littler Executive Employer Conference

May 5, 2022

Hospitality Industry Roundtable

Littler Executive Employer Conference

May 4, 2022

COVID-19 in the Workplace: Recent Developments and Compliance Challenges - Session 24

March 4, 2022

What to Expect in Year Two of the Biden Administration: WPI’s Labor and Employment Outlook

February 23, 2022

Educación

  • J.D., George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School
  • B.A., Emory & Henry College