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.

Affiliazioni professionali e istituzionali


Labor and Employment Law Section

American Bar Association


International Bar Association


International Employee Benefits Association


XBHR - Global Forum for Cross Border Human Resources


American Benefits Council


Named, The Best Lawyers in America®


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

Who's Who Legal


Named, Who's Who in American Law


Named, Management Labour and Employment

Who's Who Legal


News, Analysis & Press

Pandemic changed the workplace, now laws must catch up

News is my Business

November 24, 2022

A Global Vision and the American Dream


October 4, 2021

What Are Companies’ Legal Obligations Around Coronavirus?

Harvard Business Review

March 4, 2020

Brexit Vote Rocks the Governance Boat in Europe

Corporate Compliance Insights

July 6, 2016

Who's In, Who's Out in Germany

The American Lawyer International

December 21, 2015

What to Consider When Nearshoring in Mexico


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


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



  • 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
  • USA chapter, Employment and Labour Law, European Lawyer, 2010-2013
  • USA chapter, Labour and Employee Benefits, co-author: A. M. Weber, Practical Law Company, 2010-2013
  • State and Local Government Employment Practices Handbook, Sheshunoff Publications, 1997

Speaking Engagements

2019 Canada Conference

Toronto, ON

November 21, 2019

The Brexit Time Bomb | Armageddon or Business as Usual?

February 14, 2019

2018 Canada Conference

Toronto, ON

November 16, 2018

Littler Global – 2017 International Labour and Employment Law Update in Europe


November 7, 2017

Littler Global – 2017 International Labour and Employment Law Update in Europe


November 6, 2017

Third Annual Conference in Mexico City

Ciudad de México, CDMX

September 27, 2017

Tercera Conferencia Anual en Ciudad de México

Ciudad de México, CDMX

September 27, 2017

Third Annual Conference in Monterrey

San Pedro Garza García, NL

September 26, 2017

Tercera Conferencia Anual en Monterrey

San Pedro Garza García, NL

September 26, 2017

Brazil Conference

August 30, 2017

Termination of Employment, Payments, Releases and Arbitration

August 23, 2017

Puerto Rico Labor Reform 2017 in a Nutshell

February 24, 2017

Inaugural Europe Conference - Germany


November 10, 2016

Inaugural U.K. Conference

November 8, 2016

Latin America Conference

Miami, FL

October 28, 2016

Inaugural Brazil Conference - São Paulo

September 14, 2016

Second Annual Puerto Rico Conference

August 18, 2016

Make, Break, or Fake it: Legalities of Conducting Business in India

December 2, 2015

Littler Global Mexico Conference

November 11, 2015

Littler Global Primera Conferencia en México y Monterrey

November 11, 2015

Littler Global Mexico Conference

November 10, 2015

Littler Global Primera Conferencia en México y Monterrey

November 10, 2015

U.S. Market Entry Series - Melbourne

October 28, 2015

U.S. Market Entry Series - Sydney

October 22, 2015

U.S. Market Entry Series - Adelaide

October 19, 2015

U.S. Market Entry Series - Brisbane

October 15, 2015

Pressing Issues Facing Retailers—In the U.S. and Abroad

February 13, 2012

Littler/TransAsia Lawyers - Chinese Employment Law Forum

November 2, 2011


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

Foro di appartenenza

District of Columbia


  • U.S. Supreme Court