Insights: News Releases Kilpatrick Townsend’s Yendelela Neely Anderson Receives 2015 Anti-Defamation League Young Lawyer Award

ATLANTA (March 24) -- Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that Partner Yendelela Neely Anderson has been awarded the 2015 Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Young Lawyer Award. Ms. Anderson was honored on March 23, at the 18th Annual Jurisprudence Luncheon at the Four Seasons Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. The Young Lawyer Award is presented to an attorney, age 36 or younger, practicing in metro Atlanta, who has gone above and beyond his or her legal practice in furtherance of ADL’s mission.

ADL, one of the nation’s oldest and most respected civil rights organizations, was founded in 1913 "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all." Now the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all. ADL has become the best recognized provider of bullying prevention training in the Southeast. The organization’s No Place for Hate initiative is currently operating in some 125 public, private and parochial schools in metro Atlanta alone. And perhaps even less well known is the fact that ADL is the nation’s largest non-governmental trainer of law enforcement. ADL trains federal, state and local law enforcement officers on how to investigate hate crimes, on identifying extremist and terrorist groups and on how to work effectively with culturally diverse communities in which the residents often fear legal authorities. All of these services are provided free of charge to participating institutions.

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Ms. Anderson litigates and counsels clients in the areas of employment discrimination, occupational safety and health, wage and hour, background checks and credit reporting. Ms. Anderson advises her clients through all aspects of the employment relationship, including policy creation and implementation, resolution of difficult employment issues, and development of strategies to avoid employment disputes.

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