Patricia Lantzy is a highly skilled employment and labor 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. Trish serves as de facto employment counsel to companies across a broad range of industries, from small businesses to the Fortune 500, as well as to individual executives. She counsels her clients 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.
Trish regularly handles a full spectrum of employment matters, including:
Prior to joining Outside GC, Trish’s practice included extensive counseling on compliance and employment-related matters, training regarding discrimination, harassment and retaliation, 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. 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 employment counsel to Overnite Transportation where she handled 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, she 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.
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.