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Michelle R. Neal

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Ms. Neal has over 20 years of labor and employment law experience. Before establishing ELC, Ms. Neal was a shareholder at Littler Mendelson, where she represented and advised employers in all aspects of employment law. Since forming ELC, Ms. Neal's practice has focused primarily on conducting workplace investigations. In addition, Ms. Neal conducts workplace training on employment law obligations, sexual harassment claim prevention and investigations, and other topics. Ms. Neal also provides advice and counsel with respect to wage and hour laws, workers' compensation issues, employment discrimination, family and medical leave issues, sexual and other prohibited harassment, personnel policies, preventative employment practices, independent contractor issues, and wage audits and claims. Ms. Neal has written and lectured extensively on employment law topics. Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Neal served as Attorney Advisor to the Honorable Henry B. Lasky with the U.S. Department of Labor. Ms. Neal received her J.D. degree from American University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Westmont College, Santa Barbara.

Kelly L. Borelli

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Ms. Borelli specializes in representing and counseling employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, unfair competition, trade secrets misappropriation, workplace torts, wage and hour claims, and other employment-related claims. Ms. Borelli also specializes in counseling employers in all aspects of employer-employee relations, including the drafting of personnel policies and hiring, discipline and termination issues, as well as the conduct of managers and employee training on compliance with company policies and state and federal law. Ms. Borelli has received the BV Peer Review Rating (very high legal ability) by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell.
She frequently speaks on issues facing California employers and has authored articles on employment-related topics. Ms. Borelli also has served as a neutral mediator and an outside investigator into workplace disputes and policy and/or legal violations in employment cases. She received her B.A. degree in international relations from Stanford University and her J.D. from the University of California, Davis, School of Law.

Debra Hinshaw Vierra

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Ms. Hinshaw Vierra has practiced employment law for more than 20 years. Formerly a shareholder at Littler Mendelson, Ms. Hinshaw Vierra has represented employers in collective bargaining negotiations and arbitrations, employment discrimination and harassment proceedings and advised employers on all aspects of labor and employment law matters, stressing preventative measures to avoid liability. Since founding ELC, Ms. Hinshaw Vierra has additionally concentrated on conducting workplace investigations. Ms. Hinshaw Vierra's legal background results in thorough investigations and sound conclusions supported by the evidence. Ms. Hinshaw Vierra provides workplace training for both managerial and nonmanagerial staff and has lectured and authored numerous articles on employment law. Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Hinshaw Vierra served as law clerk to the Presiding Justice of the Fourth District of the California Court of Appeal. Ms. Hinshaw Vierra received her undergraduate degree from UC Santa Barbara and her law degree from Santa Clara University.

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