Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s aggressive growth in Atlanta continues with the addition of Peter Spanos as a partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department.

Spanos represents and counsels management in employment litigation and traditional labor law, serving nationwide clients in a wide range of industries that include manufacturing, construction, health care, financial services, nonprofits, real estate, transportation and consulting, among others. He is experienced in a broad range of labor and employment concerns, including: employment policies and procedures; Fair Labor Standards Act collective actions; wrongful termination and employment discrimination lawsuits; wage and hour law; whistleblower claims; executive employment and non-competes; unfair competition and trade secrets; collective bargaining; union organizing, elections, unfair labor practices, and strikes; and labor relations aspects of antitrust laws.

“Peter’s practical, hands-on and client-focused approach fits well with the culture we have worked so hard to build and maintain over the years,” said Stuart Johnson, managing partner of Barnes & Thornburg’s Atlanta office. “His arrival also continues our commitment to provide clients with a value-driven approach to legal services that our firm has introduced to the Atlanta market.

Spanos is the latest attorney to join Barnes & Thornburg’s growing Atlanta office, which recently added James Robinson to the firm’s Corporate Department and Private Wealth Services Practice Group. With Spanos’ arrival, the office has increased its attorney ranks to 23 since opening in 2009.

“Peter’s experience across a wide range of issues will be extremely helpful to our clients and adds depth to our Atlanta office,” said Kenneth J. Yerkes, chair of the firm’s national Labor & Employment Law Department. “Coupled with existing L&E Atlanta partners John Koenig and John Meyers, we believe we can provide our clients any service from that office, both regionally and nationally.”

About Peter Spanos

Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Spanos was a partner at Burr & Forman LLP where he served in the firm’s Labor & Employment and Non-Compete & Trade Secrets practice groups.

Spanos earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1976 and his A.B. from Harvard College, cum laude, in 1970. 

Spanos is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia and Georgia. He has been active in the American Society of Association Executives (Legal Section); Lawyers Club of Atlanta; Buckhead Lions Club; and the Board of Directors for Reflections Ministries. He is also the former chairman of Associated General Contractors Labor and Employment Law Council. Since 2009, he has been listed as a leading practitioner in Labor & Employment by the highly-regarded Chambers USA.

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