Meyers Nave is pleased to announce that Principal, David Mehretu and Senior Associate, Neha Shah have been appointed to serve as co-chairs of the firm’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. Fellow members of the Diversity Steering Committee also include Camille Hamilton Pating, Principal/Chair of the Labor and Employment Group, and Barbara Domingo, Director of Administration.
David Mehretu is an experienced trial attorney who represents private and public entities in high impact litigation in federal and state court, administrative proceedings, and appeals with an emphasis on complex, high-profile, and politically significant matters often covered by the media. David is a member of the Trial & Litigation, and Labor & Employment Law Practice Groups. David is a member of the Ethiopian American Foundation, which supports higher education and related development activities in Ethiopia, Asante Africa Foundation, a global team committed to providing programs that support education, gender equality, and entrepreneurship in East Africa, and the Charles Houston Bar Association, an affiliate of the National Bar Association representing the interests of African American lawyers, judges and law students throughout Northern California.
Neha Shah is a senior associate handling a broad range of public and private labor and employment matters with an emphasis on traditional labor relations, advice and counsel, and workplace investigations. She is a member of the Labor & Employment Law and Workplace Investigations Practice Groups. Neha is active in giving back to the community and served as the first director for Ms. JD’s Global Education Fund. Under her tenure, the Global Education Fund was able to increase its impact by offering additional full-ride scholarships to women law students at Makerere University in Uganda. Most recently she served on the Board of Directors for the South Asian Bar Association of Southern California’s Public Interest Foundation and the leadership committee for the International Rescue Committee, Los Angeles GenR Chapter. Currently, she is a committee member for the South Asian Bar Association of North America’s National Racial Justice Task Force.