Overview

Peter A. Susser works with global employers to design and implement human resources policies and to resolve a broad range of workplace issues. He also provides his clients with international and employment law counseling. Domestically, Peter regularly handles matters involving:

  • Defense of discrimination and harassment claims
  • Traditional labor law matters
  • Union organizing
  • Collective bargaining
  • Unfair labor practice litigation
  • Labor arbitrations
  • Occupational safety and health issues
  • Defense of OSHA citations
  • Compliance counseling
  • Emergency preparedness programs
  • Disability discrimination and protected leave issues
  • Americans with Disabilities Act issues
  • Family and Medical Leave Act matters

He often appears before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board. He also is a registered lobbyist involved with legislative developments in Congress and participates in rulemaking proceedings before federal agencies, such as the Department of Labor. He serves as counsel to several national trade associations on employment law, and workplace safety and health matters. His other clients include companies in:

  • Food manufacturing
  • Distribution
  • Electronics
  • Trucking operations
  • Staffing and related organizations

Peter has published dozens of articles on a wide range of employment law and workplace safety issues that have appeared in legal journals, human resources publications and trade journals. He also is the author of several employment law treatises.

Peter serves as Littler's corporate secretary, Global Practice Leader and chairs the International Employment Law Practice group. Previously, he served as chair of the firm's Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Workplace Safety Practice group and as the office managing shareholder of the Washington, D.C. office. Prior to working at Littler, he was a trial attorney for the Office of the Solicitor at the U. S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Labor and Employment Law Section

American Bar Association

Member

International Bar Association

Member

International Employee Benefits Association

Member

XBHR - Global Forum for Cross Border Human Resources

Member

American Benefits Council

Recognition

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2010-2015

Named, International Who's Who of Management Labour and Employment Lawyers

Who's Who Legal

2013 and 2014

Named, Who's Who in American Law

2014

Named, Management Labour and Employment

Who's Who Legal

2011-2013

Publications & Press

What to Consider When Nearshoring in Mexico

IndustryWeek

March 14, 2012

Labour and Employee Benefits Handbook

Practical Law Company

October 28, 2010

PEOs and The ADA (as revised by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008)

NAPEO Legal Review

National Association of Professional Employer Organizations

2009

Peter Susser Takes Note of Heavy ADA Litigation

US Info Disability and Ability Journal

November 20, 2006

The Law: Limiting Exposure--of the Legal Kind

Harvard Business Review

May 10, 2006

Preparing for a Pandemic

Harvard Business Review

Harvard Business School

May 2006

The Employer Perspective on Paid Leave & the FMLA

Wash. U. J. Law * Policy

Washington University School of Law

2004

Books & Book Chapters

  • Disability Discrimination and the Workplace, Bloomberg BNA, Co-Author: P. Petesch, 2nd Ed., 2011
  • Family and Medical Leave Handbook, Thompson Publishing Group, 2013
  • Family and Medical Leave Essentials, Thompson Publishing Group, 2010
  • Employment and Labour Law, USA chapter, European Lawyer, 2010-2013
  • Labour and Employee Benefits, USA chapter, co-author: A. M. Weber, Practical Law Company, 2010-2013
  • State and Local Government Employment Practices Handbook, Sheshunoff Publications, 1997

Speaking Engagements

Education

  • LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center
  • J.D., College of William & Mary
  • B.S., Cornell University

Bar Admission

District of Columbia
Virginia
Maryland

Courts

  • U.S. Supreme Court