Kevin P. Hishta

Kevin P. Hishta

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Recognized since 2012

Atlanta, Georgia

Practice Areas

Labor Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

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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.


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


  • Vanderbilt University, J.D., graduated 1982
  • Duke University, BA, graduated 1979

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, State Bar of Georgia


  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Atlanta Bar Association - Member
  • Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) - Member
  • Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law - Editor

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment


  • Chambers USA's Leading Business Lawyers ("bright litigator and fine client advocate" with "experience in a wide range of labor and employment matters")
  • Atlanta Magazine's Super Lawyers
  • BTI Client Services All-Star (1 of only 318 attorneys recognized nationwide, only 26 of whom are employment attorneys)
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell

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

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