Debra Ellwood Meppen Named Among Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Corporate Employment Lawyers for 2024

October 2023

Debra Ellwood Meppen, a distinguished Employment Litigation Partner at Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, has been named to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Corporate Employment Lawyers Guide. This recognition highlights her outstanding contributions to the legal field, specifically in employment law.

Focusing on the entertainment industry, Ms. Meppen has consistently showcased her ability to resolve complex disputes, protecting her clients' interests and reputations. She has earned a formidable reputation as a tenacious negotiator, often referred to as a "dragon slayer," due to her extraordinary ability to resolve seemingly impossible and potentially explosive disputes without resorting to prolonged litigation. As the Chair of Gordon & Rees' National Employment Law Practice Group, Ms. Meppen represents both private and public entities, as well as high-profile celebrities, in cases involving discrimination, retaliation, FMLA, wrongful termination, defamation, and harassment claims. 

Ms. Meppen serves as the Chair of the firm's Women's Initiative, which focuses on supporting, mentoring, and empowering female attorneys in their leadership and professional growth. She is also an active contributor to Gordon & Rees' Diversity Committee and co-chairs the firm's Leadership, Equality, and Diversity (LEAD) program, which strategically advances diversity and inclusion within the organization.

The Lawdragon 500 Leading Corporate Employment Lawyers Guide pays tribute to over 200 attorneys specializing in employment litigation, trade secret defense, discrimination cases, ERISA matters, wage and hour disputes, and various other claims, recognizing their pivotal role in maintaining equilibrium between Corporate America and its workforce.

To read the full list, please click here.