William “Bill” Steinhaus is the Managing Shareholder of Ogletree Deakins’ Atlanta Office. For the last 25 years, he has focused his practice solely on representing employers in the full spectrum of employment and labor matters. Before that, he was a human resources director first at Federated Department Stores and later at Lockheed. As a result, Bill brings a strong business perspective to his client relationships.His primary defense activities include employment litigation in state and federal courts including employment discrimination, wage and hour actions, and restrictive covenants/trade secrets enforcement. Bill has deep experience resolving disputes arising with agencies including the EEOC, OFCCP, Wage and Hour Division, and Georgia’s Department of Labor. In addition, he counsels employers engaged in union avoidance as well as representing them before the NLRB and in collective bargaining.Outside of his practice, Bill is an Executive Board Member of the Tommy Nobis Center, a not-for-profit, whose mission is to assist individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment. Bill also serves as a Trustee of the Georgia State University Athletics Board.