Pete Wozniak is a vigorous advocate who strives to help his clients navigate issues that can be fraught with challenges as painlessly and efficiently as possible. He is a candid and personable counselor, offering his clients direct advice by leveraging his deep experience performing a broad range of outcome critical functions for complex labor and employment matters.
Pete represents clients across a number of industries, including transportation and logistics, restaurants, retail, manufacturing, and temporary staffing. Handling a number of high profile matters, he identifies the appropriate tools and techniques to reach the optimal resolution for the client in the matter at hand, always cognizant of how the matter fits into the client’s overall operations.
Pete partners with his clients to understand the ins and outs of their businesses, and to help ease the impacts that litigation may have on their operations. His holistic approach allows him to advise clients regarding approaches and resolutions that would be most favorable for their overall business, now and in the future. While striving to help clients minimize the disruptive impact of lawsuits on their operations, Pete understands the monetary costs of litigation, including the potentially-prohibitive costs of electronic discovery. Using that understanding, he provides counsel and litigation strategy to deploy the most efficient resources possible.
Among other areas, Pete defends employers throughout the United States in a variety of complex employment discrimination class actions and single plaintiff litigation, wage and hour class and collective actions and single plaintiff litigation, and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) litigation. His experience spans the entire spectrum of litigation, including pretrial investigation, settlement negotiation, fact and expert discovery, trial, and post-trial appeals.
Because the law and our society are ever-evolving – particularly as social media outreach continues to accelerate and expand – Pete keeps up-to-date on legal and social trends and employment-related rules, regulations and decisions, so he can best counsel his clients when the inevitable changes may have an impact their business, whether inside or outside the courtroom.
Before practicing law, Pete was a sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve, serving as a logistician.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Peter J. Wozniak
Barnes & Thornburg’s Wage and Hour Practice Group is recognized as National Law Review Go To Thought Leaders for the group’s innovative COVID-19 Related Workplace Litigation Tracker, which monitors workplace litigation in state and federal courts across the country and analyzes Coronavirus related labor and employment claim trends, giving employers guidance on compliance and preventitive measures. COVID-19 cases are grouped by type of litigation and provides weekly updates as new cases are filed, an invaluable resource for employers during these turbulent times. Barnes and Thornburg's Wage and Hour Group lead legal editors include: Kathleen Anderson, Scott Witlin, Peter Wozniak and Mark Wallin.