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Peter R. Spanos

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Peter R. Spanos is a partner in the Atlanta and Washington, D.C., offices of Barnes & Thornburg and a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Law Department. Mr. 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.

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

Mr. 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. 

Mr. Spanos is admitted 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.