Patricia Lantzy is a highly skilled employment and labor attorney with almost 30 years of experience in both private practice and as senior in-house counsel. Trish joined Outside GC in 2019, bringing a pragmatic understanding of business operations, real-world perspective, and common sense to clients’ compliance and employment-related issues. Trish serves as de facto employment counsel to companies across a broad range of business sectors, representing individual executives and multi-jurisdictional employers of all sizes, from start-ups to the Fortune 500.
Trish regularly handles a full spectrum of employment matters and counsels her clients on all employment-related issues across the employee lifecycle, including:
Trish’s clients include Bentkey Ventures, Depop Ltd., DynamiCare Health, Storyblocks, Hillel International and local affiliates, Janea Systems Inc., January Digital, MindBodyGreen, Parsley Health, and The Purple Carrot.
Prior to joining Outside GC, Trish’s practice included extensive counseling on compliance and employment-related matters, counseling and training regarding diversity and inclusion, non-discrimination, anti-harassment and non-retaliation, and successful litigation of employment-related claims in federal and state courts and before federal agencies such as EEOC and Department of Labor, and state agencies, including the Virginia DHR, Ohio CRC, New York DHR, Pennsylvania HRC, Massachusetts CAD, Illinois HRC, and others throughout the U.S. Trish is an experienced negotiator and has a proven track record of assessing and resolving employment disputes at the earliest possible stage.
Following a clerkship with the Honorable Alice M. Batchelder on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Trish began her legal career in private practice with the international law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey (now Squire Patton Boggs) in Cleveland, Ohio. She then served as in-house and outside employment counsel in the transportation/logistics space, handling union organizing campaigns, decertification efforts, and numerous labor issues during significant changes in corporate culture and multiple reorganizations. While in-house and during years of private practice for a range of clients, Trish has handled agency litigation and counseled executives, operations management, and HR in all aspects of labor and employment law. Trish’s pre-law career included managing people and projects in the insurance and energy industries.
Trish is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia and State of Ohio. She received her J.D. in 1994 from Case Western Reserve School of Law, where she was a member of the Moot Court National Team.
Trish and her husband live in Glen Allen, Virginia. When not working, she enjoys cooking, competitive gardening (vs. weather, weeds and wildlife), reading history and literary fiction, traveling and adventures with the family.