Overview

With over a decade of experience as an employment litigator and legal trainer, Alyesha Asghar Dotson 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. 

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

American Bar Association

Member

Equal Employment Opportunity Committee, Labor and Employment Section

American Bar Association

Member

Young Lawyers Division

American Bar Association

Member

DuPont Legal Minority Counsel Network

Recognition

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

2013

News, Analysis & Press

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

2009

Books & Book Chapters

  • 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

2020 Legal Update

Seattle, WA

February 18, 2020

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

Webinar

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

Education

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

Languages

  • Hindi

Bar Admission

West Virginia
Washington

Courts

  • 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