L. Traywick Duffie - Littler Mendelson P.C.

L. Traywick Duffie

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 404-443-3547

L. Traywick Duffie represents corporate clients in abroad range of employment and labor law, including employment litigation, union organizing, wage and hour and Employee Retirement Income Security Act matters. He has successfully defended numerous class and collective matters and countered union organizing campaigns in more than 40 states.

He has successfully defended single plaintiff, multiple plaintiff and class action litigation involving:

  • Race
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Pregnancy
  • Disability
  • Retaliation
  • ERISA
  • Whistleblowing
  • Covenants not to compete
  • State law contract claims

Among the cases he has defended which have changed or clarified the law include establishing that pregnant employees are not entitled to special accommodation; alleged victims of employment harassment must give remedial action undertaken by an employer’s reasonable opportunity to work; the avoidance of discriminatory statements may be relevant at the pretext stage, but alone cannot establish a prima facie case, affirming the need for a plaintiff to have a comparator; and that allowing a nurse light duty work for two years prior to MMI does not prevent her discharge under the Americans with Disabilities Act if she cannot perform essential functions of her job.

Traywick has designed and implemented programs on compliance with and the avoidance of employment litigation and union organizing. He regularly speaks before companies, trade associations, business groups and universities. He represents clients in the healthcare, media, transportation and manufacturing industries.

Wofford CollegeBA University of South Carolina, School of LawJ.D.

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee


Office Location

3344 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 1500
Atlanta, GA 30326
United States


Practice Areas

Labor Law - Management