La Tanya James-Rouse is the associate general counsel at SHRM.  She advises on a broad range of legal compliance and transactional matters and strategic issues that are critical to SHRM’s goals.

Previously, Ms. James-Rouse served as the assistant general counsel of the American Staffing Association, where she advised the staffing industry on labor and employment law and policy issues.  Also, Ms. James-Rouse practiced employment law in the private sector for several years as an associate in the Northern Virginia offices of the international law firms Morrison & Foerster and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.

Ms. James-Rouse also worked at The George Washington University Law School as a law school career counselor.

She graduated from Harvard University, cum laude, with a degree in psychology and biology, and she earned her law degree, cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center.