Yolanda Seals-Coffield is a Principal and Leader of the Employment Law Group with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where she leads a team of lawyers responsible for advising the firm's Human Capital team, the Office of Partner Affairs, and the Office of Diversity. Ms. Seals-Coffield also serves as the trusted advisor on global employment law and diversity matters.
Prior to joining PwC in October 2010, Ms. Seals-Coffield was a Vice President and Assistant General Counsel with Diageo North America, Inc., where she led a team of lawyers responsible for labor and employment, compliance, supply, procurement, external affairs, and the Canadian business.
Prior to joining Diageo in 2003, Ms. Seals-Coffield was an employment litigator with the law firm of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP. Her practice involved the defense of employers in discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, breach of contract, wage and hour, and other claims. Ms. Seals-Coffield received her J.D. from the Boston University School of Law in 1996 where she was a Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellow, and a staff editor of the Public Interest Law Journal. She received her B.A., cum laude, from Howard University in 1993. She served as a judicial law clerk to Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge Joyce London Alexander, United States District Court, District of Massachusetts.
Yolanda currently resides in Norwalk, Connecticut with her husband Eric and their two daughters, Sydney and Mackenzie.