About AELC

The American Employment Law Council was founded in 1993 by leading labor and employment lawyers representing employers in the Unites States. It serves as a meeting ground for lawyers committed to professional excellence in the resourceful and principled representation of American employers. Membership is open to experienced and accomplished lawyers whose practice principally involves the representation of an employer or employers at a significant level of responsibility.

As a non-profit organization, the Council is dedicated to education and does no lobbying, but will further its founders’ commitment to enlightened and fair-minded practices, to full participation in the workplace of qualified men and women from every quarter, and to the competitive success of employers in national and international markets. The Council provides an annual forum for candid and careful thinking about hard questions that good lawyering requires. It seeks to encourage and promote the highest standards of professional competence and responsibility in the field of labor and employment law.

A Message from the Board Chair

Hope B. Eastman, Esq.

It is an extraordinary experience for me to lead this group. Working with the very best in-house and outside labor and employment counsel, we have created a unique cutting-edge conference with the most experienced speakers sharing their knowledge and wisdom with their colleagues. For almost two decades the AELC Conference has been “the place to go” for the best management lawyers in the field. We look forward to continuing that tradition of excellence.