Brenda N. Canale represents management clients in federal and state court litigation, as well as all phases of labor relations.


Professional & Community Affiliations


Labor and Employment Section

Tennessee Bar Association


Labor and Employment Section

Memphis Bar Association


Young Lawyers Division

Memphis Bar Association


Labor and Employment Law and Litigation sections

American Bar Association

News, Analysis & Press

WPI Labor Day Report 2019

WPI Report

September 3, 2019

Littler's WPI Labor Day Report 2018

WPI Report

August 30, 2018

Supreme Court Holds NLRB Recess Appointments Invalid

HR Professionals Magazine

August 2014

Has Specialty Healthcare Changed the Landscape in Organizing and Representation Proceedings?

Journal of Labor & Employment Law

American Bar Association, Vol. 29, No. 3

Spring 2014

New Guns in Parking Lots Statute Effective July 1: What Are The Implications For Tennessee Employers?

HR Professionals Magazine

April 2013

NLRB Recess Appointments Held Not Valid

HR Professionals Magazine

March 1, 2013

Speaking Engagements

Update on the NLRB’s Changing Views on Handbook Policies and Other NLRB Developments Under the Trump Administration

Memphis, TN

September 20, 2018

Hot Topics

ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law, Committee on Practice & Procedure Under the NLRA, Memphis, TN

September 18, 2017

The Election Is Over: What's Next

Memphis, TN

December 1, 2016

Is it Insubordination, Defamation, an Individual Gripe, or is it Today’s Protected, Concerted Activity in the Workplace – Do You and Your Supervisors Know the Difference?

Memphis, TN

August 12, 2014


  • J.D., Mercer University School of Law, 2005
  • B.A., University of Tennessee, 1998cum laude

Bar Admission



  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee