ATLANTA (March 12, 2018) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has chosen Shareholder Shella Neba to be a member of the 2018 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellows program. The landmark program was created by LCLD to identify, train and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession. Littler attorneys have participated in the LCLD Fellows Program since 2012.
“We congratulate Shella on her selection to such a distinguished program,” said Traywick Duffie, office managing shareholder of Littler’s Atlanta office. “She joins a select group of experienced attorneys from diverse backgrounds who have been recognized for their potential as leaders in their organizations.”
According to LCLD President Robert J. Grey, Jr., the LCLD Fellows Program offers participants “a year-long, in-depth program devoted to relationship-building, in-person training, peer-group projects, and extensive contact with LCLD’s top leadership and the best teachers in the business.”
“Our Fellows Program is a unique learning experience designed to empower a new generation of lawyers,” said Laura Stein, LCLD Chair and Executive Vice President and General Counsel of The Clorox Corporation. “These talented individuals have been singled out for leadership by their organizations, and represent a broad spectrum of backgrounds as diverse as the country they serve.”
At Littler, Neba represents and counsels employers in a broad range of employment matters arising under federal and state law. She concentrates her practice in the areas of employment litigation, employee benefits and employment practices audits. She has litigated cases involving discrimination and harassment in the workplace, civil rights matters, wage and hour compliance, and violations of employment statutes.
Actively involved in the firm’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, Neba is a member of the firm’s award-winning Career Advocacy Program, which selects diverse associates (Protégés) and pairs them with some of the firm’s most influential leaders and rainmakers (Advocates) and with general counsel of major corporations (Champions). Additionally, she participated in Littler’s diversity video series honoring Black History Month. Neba’s video can be viewed here.
Neba is a member of the Atlanta, Gate City and National Bar Associations, as well as the Labor and Employment Section of the State Bar of Georgia and the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys. She earned her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and her B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Memphis.
Founded in 2009, LCLD is a growing organization of more than 285 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession. The LCLD Fellows Program, which has trained more than a thousand mid-career attorneys since 2011, is one of LCLD’s most important initiatives. For more information, visit www.lcldnet.org.
Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,500 attorneys in over 75 offices worldwide. Littler represents management in all aspects of employment and labor law and serves as a single-source solution provider to the global employer community. Consistently recognized in the industry as a leading and innovative law practice, Littler has been litigating, mediating and negotiating some of the most influential employment law cases and labor contracts on record for over 75 years. Littler Global is the collective trade name for an international legal practice, the practicing member entities of which are separate and distinct professional firms.