Shelby Felton, Esq. is a Director, Product Compliance Counsel with Reliance Matrix specializing in paid family and medical leaves. In her role, Shelby is responsible for monitoring state paid disability/medical and family leave laws and ensuring Reliance Matrix clients are provided up-to-date and compliant leave and benefits management. She actively participates in PFML industry calls with state agencies, insurance advocacy organizations, and focused industry groups to shape future PFML statutes and regulations. Shelby provides guidance in the ever-growing complex field of statutory paid leaves to Reliance Matrix clients and other business partners. Shelby has 27 years of experience as an attorney providing advice and counsel to employers on leave policies and implementing, administering, and litigating various leave laws including FMLA, ADA, USERRA, and state leave counterparts. Shelby received her J.D. from the University of Nebraska.