McFadden Davis, LLC
David R. McAtee II, Senior Executive Vice President & General Counsel AT&T,
Jamala McFadden and Chandra C. Davis, and
Alan Dorantes, Assistant Vice President-Senior Counsel-Human Resource AT&T
Dispute Between EEOC and DOJ: LGBTQ Protections Under Title VII

Does Title VII’s coverage of sex discrimination also implicitly protect LGBTQ employees from discrimination? The disconnect between the DOJ and the EEOC on the issue of LGBTQ protections under Title VII.  Click here for full article.
Modern Day Discrimination In the Workplace
Can an employer discriminate based on non-sex related appearance?

Can an employer discriminate based on non-sex related appearance? Title VII has recently become popular in cases that allege discrimination based on one’s appearance. Can an employer control how its workforce looks when employees come to work? Click here for full article.
How to Create a Professional and
Civil Workplace

Halima White recently traveled to Mexico and Puerto Rico to provide workplace training to managers on how to create a professional and civil workplace. She provided the interactive training in Spanish. If you need workplace training (in Spanish or English), ELS is your source.
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Chandra Davis just completed another Sexual Harassment Prevention quarterly training for a corporate client. It is important to deliver updated training to ensure you workforce is aware and compliant with developments.

 Chandra Davis presented Best Practices for FLSA, FMLA, ADA and Handling Complaints at the MIE Conference for Legal Services Executive Directors, Managers and Supervisors ( MIE Conference)

Chandra Davis visited a client's corporate headquarters and presented an on-site CLE Training on Emotional and Gender Intelligence

Tennille Hoover and Chandra Davis attended NAMWOLF Annual Meeting

Raquel Crump completed the Labor & Employment Law Trial Institute presented by ABA. This program included three days of intensive instruction on the nuances of trying a labor and employment case and a fourth day of mock trials.

Tennille Hoover presented Don’t Let Your Money Fly Away! Thorny HR Issues for Solo and Small Firms with The Georgia Bar Solo and Small Firm Institute

Nov. 15 Chandra Davis presenting a CLE on Women Litigators Dealing with Bullying and Bias at Women in Litigation Joint CLE Conference

Nov. 19 Raquel Crump to present Legal Professionalism in Social Media - CLE Program for Lawyers, State Bar GA credits

Dec. 13 Raquel Crump to participate as a Panelist on Using Social Media with Professionalism at Professionalism Then (1988) and Now (2019)

Jan. 29, 2020 Raquel Crump to present Women in Law, State Bar ICLE

Please contact Patricia O'Toole at for details regarding events.

Service and Leadership in Action:
Space Between  

Expounding upon the “service and leadership” pillar of our mission, ELS Partner Jamala McFadden has created Space Between , an accelerator program for women of color who are currently low income to achieve economic mobility through entrepreneurship.

Leadership Atlanta  inspires leaders to strengthen metro Atlanta’s communities. The core of Leadership Atlanta’s programming is a nine-month, executive-level series. Approximately 85 established leaders are chosen each year to represent a broad cross-section of metro Atlanta. Through retreats, full-day seminars, service projects, discussion groups and community tours, members explore critical community issues, examine themselves as leaders and build relationships of trust and mutual understanding.   Chandra   is enjoying participating in  Leadership Atlanta 2020 .

Raquel Crump will serve LIWOCA as Marketing/Social Media Chair. She will also serve the NAMWOLF Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality Committee as co-chair of the RRH PAC CLE Subcommittee at the Driving Diversity & Leadership Conference in February 2020.