Shannon Meade Joins Littler as Executive Director of the Workplace Policy Institute

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, is pleased to announce that Shannon L. Meade is joining the firm as Executive Director of the Workplace Policy Institute (WPI) in the Washington, D.C., office, effective December 20. Previously, Meade was Vice President of Public Policy and Legal Advocacy at the National Restaurant Association, which advocates on behalf of more than 500,000 restaurant businesses.

Meade brings nearly two decades of labor and employment public policy experience to WPI, which engages all branches of government to ensure that employers have a voice in legislative and regulatory developments that impact their workplaces and business strategies. Her arrival coincides with the spate of labor and employment related activity in Washington, from President Biden’s Build Back Better legislation to various COVID-19 vaccination employer mandates.

As WPI’s Executive Director, Meade will partner with and advocate on behalf of the employer community to affect workplace policies at the state and federal levels. She will also continue in her role as Executive Director of the Emma Coalition, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization co-founded by Littler and the National Restaurant Association. The Emma Coalition is dedicated to addressing the technology-induced displacement of employment (TIDE) through education, training and engagement with policymakers.


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