Glenn G. Patton

Glenn G. Patton

Alston & Bird LLP

Recognized since 2013

Atlanta, Georgia

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Employment Law - Management
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Glenn Patton is a partner in the Labor & Employment Group. He represents management in all areas of employment-related litigation, including employment discrimination claims, wage/hour litigation and restrictive covenant disputes. Glenn also represents management in traditional labor matters, including contract negotiations, labor arbitrations and unfair labor practice charges. In addition to his litigation experience, Glenn counsels numerous clients on day-to-day HR and compliance issues and serves as the firm's employment counsel. Glenn is recognized as a leading labor and employment lawyer in the 2015 and 2016 editions of The Best Lawyers in America and has been recognized as a leading employment lawyer by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business since 2006. Glenn is also a nationally recognized speaker on employment matters at CLE programs, bar events, management training programs and the firm's executive seminars.


  • One Atlantic Center, Suite 4900
    1201 West Peachtree Street
    Atlanta, GA 30309-3424


  • University of Virginia , J.D., graduated 1996
  • Duke University , AB, graduated 1991

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, State Bar of Georgia

Alston & Bird LLP
Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia

203 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

71 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Employment Law - Management

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Employment Law - Management, Atlanta (2021)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Employment Law - Management

Special Focus

  • COVID-19

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  • Representation of the world's premier package delivery and logistics company in a nationwide ADA class action filed in Pennsylvania and in all employment litigation matters in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
  • Multiple representations of a leading financial institution in nationwide FLSA collective action cases filed in California and Georgia.
  • Representation of a leading home health care provider in traditional labor and wage/hour litigation around the country.
  • Recently obtained summary judgment for a leading clinical research organization in a multi-plaintiff FLSA lawsuit in S.D. Texas.
  • Obtained summary judgments in three pattern and practice race discrimination cases brought by the leading plaintiff's class action firms against one of the world's largest energy and petrochemical companies.
  • Multiple representations of employers defending ADA and GINA claims arising out of employer wellness programs.
  • Represents numerous clients, including one of the nation’s largest financial institutions, a national document management company and a leading home health care provider, in collective actions filed in Florida, Georgia and Mississippi seeking unpaid overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • Serves as lead counsel in all employment matters in Georgia and South Carolina for the world’s largest parcel delivery and logistics companies.
  • Obtained a directed verdict in a Title VII and § 1981 retaliation case tried to a jury in Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Negotiates collective bargaining agreements with PACE, IBEW, IAM and the IBT, and arbitrates numerous labor disputes regarding contract interpretation and employee discipline.
  • Represents management in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and litigates claims for injunctive relief pursuant to Section 10(j) of the National Labor Relations Act.

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