Faculty Profile: Jeana Littrell

Jeana LittrellFederal Express Corp
Biography

Jeana Littrell is a vice president responsible for commercial and government litigation for Federal Express Corporation in Memphis, Tennessee. FedEx has developed a unique litigation model, relying almost exclusively on inhouse resources, and Ms. Littrell’s teams handle a wide variety of litigated matters as well as compliance efforts to prevent litigation. Ms. Littrell’s responsibilities also include serving on the Vice President Diversity Council, sponsoring the Multi-Faith Employee Affinity Group and the LGBT & Friends Employee Affinity Group. Ms. Littrell previously served as senior attorney and managing director for FedEx and won the Five Star, FedEx’s highest award for outstanding performance, in 2002, 2008, 2011, and 2015.

Ms. Littrell is a member of the Advisory Council for the University of Memphis Women in Leadership and Philanthropy. She has served as Chair of the Magistrate Judge Retention Committee and member of the Magistrate Judge Selection Committee for the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. Ms. Littrell has also served in leadership positions in the Federal Bar Association (past president of the Memphis/Mid-South Chapter) and the American Inn of Court (past member of the Executive Committee of the Leo Bearman, Jr. Chapter). She was a member of the Executive Planning Committee and Chair of the Friends Committee for the National Association of Women Judges, 31st Annual Conference in Memphis, and she also served as Co-Chair of the Corporate Sponsorship Committee for the 2015 Annual Tribute Luncheon of the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis. Ms. Littrell is a frequent speaker on topics related to litigation, negotiation, and communication skills.

Before joining FedEx, Ms. Littrell was in private practice providing a full range of legal services to employers, including advice and counsel, training, policy drafting, investigations, and representation in agency proceedings and litigation. Ms. Littrell received her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Memphis.