Tashwanda Pinchback Dixon Speaks at National Employment Law Council Annual Conference

Tashwanda Pinchback Dixon, partner in the firm’s Atlanta office and member of the Labor & Employment Practice, spoke on a panel at the National Employment Law Council (NELC) Annual Conference on practical experiences with direct and cross-examination at trial.

The conference took place on May 1-3, 2024, in Chicago, Illinois. 

As part of an interactive panel session, Tashwanda, alongside a seasoned panel of peer trial lawyers, conducted a demonstration to illustrate effective direct and cross-examination strategies. Following this demonstration, attendees engaged in small group activities, where they were tasked with developing their own direct and cross-examinations based on a provided fact pattern. This hands-on approach allowed participants to refine their skills under the guidance of experienced legal professionals.

The objective was to provide an immersive learning environment, allowing participants to practice before experienced trial lawyers. The workshop concluded with insightful tips and observations gleaned from the session.

At Balch, Tashwanda is a trial lawyer who has successfully resolved a wide variety of labor and employment disputes as well as providing employment counseling and crisis management assistance. Tashwanda represents management in both union and nonunion settings in the litigation of federal and state employment and labor law claims, with a particular focus on workplace safety and health (OSHA). She is experienced in litigating high profile and high stakes OSHA matters and is often called upon by clients shortly after devastating accidents to advise them through the OSHA investigation and litigation processes.

Tashwanda serves as general counsel for the Atlanta Business League and is recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in the “Litigation – Labor and Employment” practice area. 
Established in 1995, the NELC is an organization comprised of thought leaders in the labor and employment field, including outside legal counsel, in-house/corporate legal counsel, and human resources leaders. NELC provides a platform for experienced management-side labor and employment law attorneys and human resources leaders of color, fostering community and relationship-building, professional advancement, and mentoring opportunities.