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McNees Attorney to speak at Northeast PA Women’s Leadership Conference

April 9, 2018
Press Releases, Speaking Engagements

Harrisburg, Pa. – (April 9, 2018) McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC Attorney Kelley E. Kaufman will be a featured speaker at Empower, the Northeast PA Women’s Leadership Conference which will be held on Thursday, April 19th at the Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.  Kaufman’s session focuses on the importance of re-evaluating and strengthening employers’ efforts to addressing workplace harassment in the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.

Kaufman is a member of McNees’ Labor and Employment, Automotive Dealership and Education Law Groups.  She represents employers exclusively, providing advice and counseling to management on a wide range of labor and employment law topics.  She regularly advocates on behalf of employers in state and federal court and before governmental agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission.  She frequently works with clients to deliver customized training on such topics as discriminatory harassment, leave of absence management, employee discipline, and best practices for hiring and firing.

Kaufman earned her B.B.A. from the College of William and Mary in 2002, and her J.D. from the Wake Forest University School of Law in 2009.  Kaufman is an active volunteer in the Harrisburg community.  Currently, she serves as a Board member for the YWCA Greater Harrisburg and co-chairs the organization’s Race Against Racism Committee.  She also volunteers her time and support for organizations such as the Capital Area Girls on the Run.  Kaufman is a member of the Junior League of Harrisburg, the United Way Women’s Leadership Network, and the Leadership Harrisburg Area Community Leadership Series Class of 2018.

Empower is the NEPA Women’s Leadership Conference and the premier women’s leadership event in Northeast PA. This daylong conference highlights the ability all women have to create positive change in their communities and in their own lives – both professionally and personally – while recognizing the extraordinary power that exists when women come together to support each other.


McNees is a full-service law firm based in central Pennsylvania with more than 130 attorneys representing corporations, associations, institutions and individuals. The firm serves clients worldwide from offices in Harrisburg, Lancaster, State College and Scranton, PA; Columbus, OH; Frederick, MD; and Washington, D.C. McNees is also a member of the ALFA International Global Legal Network. @McNeeslaw LinkedIn