ELS offers the full suite of employment law services that include advice and counseling, representation in litigation and agency matters, management and staff trainings, workplace investigations, drafting and review of employment policies and agreements, and providing employment law-related subject-matter expertise in transactional matters.
ELS focuses on serving business clients. We learn our clients’ business, business objectives, and corporate culture. We partner with our clients to provide results-oriented employment law services that are aligned with those business fundamentals. We offer proactive strategies that are designed to minimize litigation and disruption to the business. We also provide efficient solutions when adversarial proceedings are unavoidable. Utilizing our expertise – proactively and defensively – provides better protection of our clients' bottom line.
ELS clients enjoy the benefit of our partners’ large law firm experience and high-quality service without the large firm rates. As a smaller firm, ELS provides clients with cost effective, “hands on” service by dedicated attorneys with substantial experience and expertise.
As employment law advisors and litigators, we rely on decades of combined experience in all aspects of employment law matters. Our legal training began at the nation’s top law schools where our partners served as law review editors and leaders of student groups. Our partners’ experience as law clerks to federal judges gave us the unique opportunity to observe how judges handle employment law and other litigation matters. We have advised and represented Fortune 500 companies throughout the country and served as go-to employment counsel for midsize companies.
Jamala S. McFadden is experienced in assisting employers identify, minimize, and resolve employment law issues in routine business operations, litigation, and mergers and acquisitions. She is an alumna of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan where she practiced for more than nine years. She began her legal career as a law clerk to a federal judge. Jamala earned her B.A. from the University of Illinois and her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School where she was an Executive Editor of the Michigan Law Review. Jamala is admitted to practice in Michigan, Illinois, and Georgia.
Chandra C. Davis began her career as a law clerk to federal district and appellate court judges. As an associate with McGuireWoods, Chandra handled employment matters on behalf of Fortune 500 companies. She provided general advice and counsel, investigation services, and training to senior-level management and HR professionals. She served as a trial attorney with the EEOC for four years. Chandra earned her B.A. from Emory University and a M.Ed. from the University of Georgia. She earned her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School where she served as an editor of the Michigan Law Review.