Shalanda Ballard is an employment defense attorney who has practiced in both law firms and corporations. Ms. Ballard has provided employment law counseling to managers of Fortune 100 companies such as Wells Fargo, Supervalu, and Best Buy. She has defended employers in all facets of employment litigation from cases pending before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to cases pending before the Minnesota Supreme Court and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Ballard was named in the National Register’s Who’s Who and as a Rising Star in Law & Politics Magazine. She has spoken at continuing legal education conferences and employment law seminars. Ms. Ballard received her BBA in Industrial Relations and Human Resources from the University of Iowa College of Business and her law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law.Shalanda Ballard writes an Employee Rights blog (www.employeerightsblog.net) which is read by thousands of unique visitors each month. Ms.