Vicki Crochet Inducted as a Fellow into The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

November 16, 2020

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Taylor Porter Executive Committee Vice Chair and Partner Vicki Crochet has been inducted as a Fellow into The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. A special 25th Annual Virtual Induction Ceremony for the 2020 CLEL Fellows Class was held Saturday, Nov. 14.

Election as a Fellow is the highest recognition by ones' colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence.

With the current installation, the College is represented by almost 1,600 members in 46 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and eight Canadian Provinces. The
College of Labor and Employment Lawyers is a nonprofit professional association honoring the leading lawyers nationwide in the practice of Labor and Employment Law. Fellows are recognized as distinguished members of the labor and employment community who promote achievement, advancement and excellence in the practice by setting standards of professionalism and civility, by sharing their experience and knowledge and by acting as a resource for academia, the government, the judiciary and the community at large.

Practicing law since 1980, Crochet serves as the Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Employment, Labor and Benefits practice. Crochet practices all areas of employment law, advising clients regarding policies and procedures; representing them before governmental agencies including the EEOC, OFCCP, the Louisiana Commission on Human Rights (LCHR), and the Louisiana Civil Service Commission; and handling all aspects of employment litigation. Crochet conducts employee training and is a frequent lecturer on employment law issues. She currently is an associate member of the Greater Baton Rouge Society for Human Resource Management and the Louisiana Society for Human Resource Management. Crochet is a member of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel and The Defense Research Institute.

Crochet has received several accolades for her Employment, Labor and Benefits practice. Crochet has been named three times (2014, 2019, 2021) as Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year in Baton Rouge" in Labor and Employment Law. Crochet was selected by her peers among the "Top 25 Louisiana Super Lawyers Women Attorneys," along with her Super Lawyers recognition in Labor and Employment Law. She also has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA ​among the "Leaders in their Field" in Labor and Employment Law.

This year's CLEL Fellows include:

  • J. Bernard Alexander, III, Los Angeles, CA
  • Richard S. Amador, Los Angeles, CA
  • Gitanjali Anand, Toronto, Ontario
  • Richard A. Bales, Akron, OH
  • John J. Balitis, Jr., Phoenix, AZ
  • Eric L. Barnum, Atlanta, GA
  • Brett C. Bartlett, Atlanta, GA
  • Jeffrey A. Belkin, University Heights, OH
  • Robert T. Bernstein, Chicago, IL
  • Robert E. Bloch, Chicago, IL
  • William A. “Zan” Blue, Jr., Nashville, TN
  • Jason R. Bristol, Cleveland, OH
  • Carla D. Brown, Reston, VA
  • Kristine Orr Brown, Gainesville, GA
  • Helene Bussieres, Montreal, Quebec
  • Wendy C. Butler, New York, NY
  • Lisa R. Callaway, Oak Brook, IL
  • Robert B. Cottington, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Vicki M. Crochet, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Michelle P. Crockett, Detroit, MI
  • Maria C.F. Dwyer, Detroit, MI
  • Barry S. Fagan, Royal Oak, MI
  • Amanda A. Farahany, Atlanta, GA
  • Regina E. Faul, New York, NY
  • Adrienne Fechter, Denver, CO
  • Chai R. Feldblum, Washington, DC
  • Stephane Fillion, Montreal, Quebec
  • Michele R. Fisher, Minneapolis, MN
  • Barbara A. Fitzgerald, Los Angeles, CA
  • Maureen Flynn, Montreal, Quebec
  • Wade M. Fricke, Cleveland, OH
  • Karl A. Fritton, Philadelphia, PA
  • Amy M. Gaylord, Chicago, IL
  • Kimberly W. Geisler, Birmingham, AL
  • Holly Ann Georgell, Detroit, MI
  • Thomas S. Giotto, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Katie S. Gold, Los Angeles, CA
  • Leizer Z. Goldsmith, Washington, DC
  • Carrie Anne Gonell, Costa Mesa, CA
  • Gloria A. Hage, Ann Arbor, MI
  • William E. Hartsfield, Dallas, TX
  • Ronald J. Holland, San Francisco, CA
  • Eric J. Holshouser, Jacksonville, FL
  • Pamela C. Jeffrey, New York, NY
  • Allison A. Jones, Shreveport, LA
  • Alan R. Kabat, Washington, DC
  • T. Scott Kelly, Birmingham, AL
  • Gary R. Kessler, Atlanta, GA
  • Troy L. Kessler, Melville, NY
  • Allen S. Kinzer, Columbus, OH
  • Nancy B.G. Lassen, Philadelphia, PA
  • Sang-yul Lee, Chicago, IL
  • Warren B. Lightfoot, Jr., Birmingham, AL
  • Randi E. Lowitt, Far Hills, NJ
  • John T. McDonald, Atlanta, GA
  • Sean T. McGee, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Sara Gullickson McGrane, Minneapolis, MN
  • Mari Anne Newman, Denver, CO
  • Robert J. O’Hara, New York, NY
  • Angelo A. Paparelli, Los Angeles, CA
  • Steven J. Pearlman, Chicago, IL
  • Michael J. Puma, Philadelphia, PA
  • Jonathan C. Puth, Washington, DC
  • Marcella F. Reed, Mill Creek, WA
  • James P. Reidy, Manchester, NH
  • Marlo J. Roebuck, Southfield, MI
  • E. Michael Rossman, Chicago, IL
  • Roxanne L. Rothschild, Washington, DC
  • Michael L. Russell, Brentwood, TN
  • Donald L. Samuels, Denver, CO
  • Rebecca K. Saturley, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Leticia Marie Saucedo, Davis, CA
  • Lawrence P. Schaefer, Minneapolis, MN
  • Elliot H. Shaller, Potomac, MD
  • Wendell V. Shepherd, Elmsford, NY
  • Michael D. Singer, San Diego, CA
  • Christopher L. Slaughter, Huntington, WV
  • Diane I. Smason, Chicago, IL
  • Steven A. Smith, Minneapolis, MN
  • David B. Spear, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Dane Steffenson, Atlanta, GA
  • Mark M. Stubley, Sr., Greenville, SC
  • Dana L. Sullivan, Portland, OR
  • Tracey L. Truesdale, Chicago, IL
  • Anneliese Wermuth, Chicago, IL
  • Louie A. Wright, Kansas City, MO

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