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Shalanna Pirtle Recognized Among Charlotte's 50 Most Influential Women

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  • June 06, 2017

Charlotte, NC – Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, a business law firm with seven offices across the Southeast, is proud to announce that The Mecklenburg Times has named Shalanna Pirtle to its list of “50 Most Influential Women.” She was recognized among other award winners at a May 19 event. Shalanna is a partner in Parker Poe’s Charlotte office and chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee.

The Mecklenburg Times created the “50 Most Influential Women” event to spotlight the important role women play in the greater Charlotte region, its economy and society. The winners are nominated and judged by their peers, with an emphasis on community leadership and influence.

In the edition of The Mecklenburg Times highlighting the winners, Shalanna described her ability to conquer Crohn’s disease and her promotion to partner at Parker Poe as her most significant personal and professional accomplishments. She also detailed how her passion for impacting the lives of others led her to create a company that focuses on improving the availability of affordable housing in Charlotte. In addition, Shalanna mentors young women to ensure successful career paths, and she leads diversity and inclusion initiatives at Parker Poe and in the legal profession. She is also active in the Mecklenburg County Bar and the Charlotte Chamber.

Shalanna’s legal practice focuses on employment counseling, internal investigations and litigation.

About The Mecklenburg Times

The Mecklenburg Times newspaper has been covering metro Charlotte, Mecklenburg, Union and Iredell counties since 1923. As part of the Dolan Media Company, The Mecklenburg Times is part of an award-winning group of more than 40 publications in 21 markets throughout the U.S. The newspaper and website feature the latest real estate, development and construction news and information as well as government, political and local news – including breaking stories, data and expert columns.

About Parker Poe

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has more than 200 lawyers in seven offices located in major markets across North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. The firm provides legal counsel to some of the largest companies and local governments in the region.

Parker Poe is a member of the Employment Law Alliance (ELA), the world's largest network of labor and employment lawyers. With leading attorneys in more than 120 countries, all 50 U.S. states and every Canadian province, the ELA provides multi-state and multi-national companies seamless and cost-effective services.