Peter N. Hall is a labor and employment, class action, and litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Atlanta office. Mr. Hall focuses his practice on the nationwide representation of businesses in all facets of labor and employment law, with an emphasis on litigation matters. Mr. Hall has litigated matters in several states, including California, Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Michigan.
Mr. Hall has successfully litigated numerous complex and contentious matters across the country, including obtaining multiple defense verdicts for oilfield and mid-stream services companies in class and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage/hour laws. Mr. Hall has also won summary judgment on independent contractor versus employee status, FLSA-exemption status and joint employment issues for several clients in multiple industries, including oil/gas and cable/telecommunications.
In addition to wage-and-hour class and collective actions, Mr. Hall has prosecuted and defended numerous claims against former employees who have misappropriated trade secrets, unlawfully accessed protected computers, and breached non-compete and non-solicit agreements. He has obtained temporary restraining orders (TROs), preliminary injunctions, and even contempt sanctions for clients whose valuable business information has been put at risk.
Overall, Mr. Hall's litigation experience runs the gamut of employment laws, including cases arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), FLSA, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) and numerous state-law equivalents.
Mr. Hall has also developed significant experience in litigation with entities certified under the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Disadvantaged Business Entity (DBE) and Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Entity (ACDBE) programs.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Hall was a labor and employment attorney for a mid-size law firm in its Atlanta office.
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