Kevin P. Hishta - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Kevin P. Hishta

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012
Phone: 404-870-1733

Kevin has been practicing labor and employment law since 1982. He represents employers throughout the country in a wide variety of labor and employment law matters.  Such representation involves employment-related litigation in federal and state courts, including class actions and franchise and independent contractor litigation.  In addition, he handles affirmative action planning and compliance, including extensive involvement with “glass ceiling” issues and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) compliance reviews, restrictive covenant matters, labor arbitrations and negotiations, union campaigns, and mediations.  He has also published numerous articles on labor and employment issues and is a frequent speaker on such topics.In addition to his experience handling employment-related litigation and traditional labor matters, Kevin has worked extensively with clients on preventive planning to avoid disputes and litigation by:Conducting labor and employment audits with companies to identify and correct problem areas and develop preventive strategiesAssisting clients with outsourcing and independent contractor issuesDeveloping and implementing successful downsizing and other reorganizational strategiesProviding counsel regarding restrictive covenant mattersAnalyzing compensation and promotional systems and developing compliance strategiesDeveloping comprehensive and effective employment policies and related supervisory trainingProviding day-to-day preventive advice on terminations, sexual harassment investigations, etc.Kevin believes strongly that such proactive strategies are critically important to minimize exposure to costly government investigations and litigation.

Duke UniversityBA 1979Vanderbilt UniversityJ.D. 1982
Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational LawSociety for Human Resources Management (SHRM)American Bar Association Atlanta Bar Association

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia
  • Successfully represented major retailer in defeating motion for system wide class certification in race discrimination action
  • Successfully represented multi-state manufacturer in defeating motion for system wide class certification in gender discrimination action and ultimately prevailing via summary judgment on all claims
  • Successfully represented leading consumer goods company in case involving independent contractors and claims under various franchise and related laws
  • Successfully represented manufacturer in defeating various unfair labor practice charges in reorganization context
  • Successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of manufacturer in complex Americans with Disabilities Act case

Client Comments

"Kevin always delivers a superior solution when you have a complex employment law problem, especially one involving class implications."

Office Location

One Ninety One Peachtree Tower, Suite 4800
191 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
United States

Practice Areas

Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment