Patricia Lantzy is a highly skilled labor and employment attorney with 25 years of experience in both private practice and as senior in-house counsel. With an understanding of business operations, Trish brings real-world perspective, pragmatism and common sense to bear on clients’ compliance and employment issues. Serving as counsel and compliance consultant to clients ranging in size from individual executives and small businesses to the Fortune 500, Trish has prevented and defended labor and employment cases throughout the U.S. With a focus on best practices, she counsels on all employment-related issues across the employee lifecycle, including recruiting, hiring, workplace harmony and leave issues, performance and discipline/discharge, corporate reorganizations and reductions in force.
During the years she was in-house counsel, Trish also advised executives and management regarding union organizing campaigns, decertification efforts, and numerous labor issues during significant changes in corporate culture and multiple reorganizations. Trish has successfully litigated employment-related claims in federal and state courts, and has defended discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims 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. 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 with the international law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey (now Squire Patton Boggs) in Cleveland, Ohio, where her practice included general employment litigation, client training, and counseling in all aspects of labor and employment law. Trish then joined Overnite Transportation as in-house employment law counsel, where she counseled executives, operations management, and HR in all aspects of labor and employment law. Trish then returned to private practice, where she provided employment and labor law counseling to a range of clients. 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.
The proud parents of four young adults, Trish and her husband live in Glen Allen, Virginia. When not working, she enjoys cooking, gardening, reading, and adventures with the family.