Overview

Barry H. Uhrman successfully defended cases for Fortune 500 clients and public and private sector employers in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies, regarding:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Barry has represented public and private sector employers in various labor law matters and during negotiations, including:

  • Representing private employers in National Relations Labor Act (NLRA) matters
  • Defending governmental entities before various employment relations boards, including the Phoenix Employment Relations Board, regarding unfair labor practice charges and internal labor grievance proceedings
  • Drafting agreements, memoranda of understanding, and memoranda of agreement with labor unions and associations

Barry has extensive experience drafting employee handbooks and employment policies, including policies related to drug testing, medical marijuana, social media, and disability and leaves of absence. He has defended public entities, municipalities, and private prisons in Section 1983 cases and civil rights matters. He has revised privacy and data security administrative regulations for governmental entities.

Barry has represented clients in other areas of employment law and commercial litigation, including cases involving employment law torts. He has extensive experience with federal and state litigation concerning:

  • Trade secrets
  • Enforcement of covenants not to compete
  • Interference with business advantage
  • Violation of the right of publicity
  • Defamation
  • Tortious interference

Barry serves as the editorial contributor of the Duke Basketball Media Guide. Prior to joining Littler, he spent twelve years at large firms in the private sector and three years as in-house counsel for the City of Phoenix. During law school, he was a research assistant for Professor William A. Reppy, Jr. at Duke University School of Law.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

International Municipal Lawyers Association

Member

Horace Rumpole Inn of Court

Member

Arizona Association of Defense Counsel

Member

Maricopa County Bar Association

Member

Defense Research Institute

President

Alumni Club of Arizona

Duke University

2001-2002 and 2004-2008

Member

Alumni Admissions Advisory Committee

Duke University

Recognition

Named

Arizona's Finest Lawyers

2011

Recipient, Merit Scholarship

Duke University School of Law

Named, Battelle Scholar

The Ohio State University

Named

Ohio Academic Scholar

The Ohio State University

News, Analysis & Press

Limit Your Exposure: Critical Components of Harassment Policies and Internal Investigations

For the Defense Magazine

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

August 2012

Public Employer Damage Control: Critical Components of Harassment Procedures, and Conducting Internal Investigations to Limit Liability

Municipal Lawyer Magazine

International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA)

July/August 2012

Navigating the Minefields: Drug Testing for Public and Private Employers

USLAW Magazine

USLAW NETWORK, Inc.

Spring/Summer 2010

Damage Control: Limiting Exposure to Workplace Harassment Claims

USLAW Magazine

USLAW NETWORK, Inc.

Spring/Summer 2009

Books & Book Chapters

  • Littler on Classifying Workers: Employees v. Independent Contractors, Joint Employees & Other Contingent Workforce Issues, The Littler National Employer Library

Speaking Engagements

Investigation How-To: Conducting an Employee Relations/Discrimination or Workplace Investigation

2016 Arizona Employer Conference, Phoenix, AZ

October 25, 2016

Hot Topics in Employment Law – Workplace Investigations, Employee Speech & Employment Discrimination Case Law Update

International Municipal Lawyers Association, 81st Annual Conference

September 28, 2016 – October 2, 2016

Public Sector Employment Law Update

Phoenix, AZ

July 27, 2016

Post, Like, Tweet, Snap, and Share - and Should Public Employers Beware? Speech and Communication Issues in the Workplace and the Impact of Social Media

League of Arizona Cities and Towns (2016 ACAA Summer Meeting)

May 20, 2016

2016 Arizona Public Employment Law Update

League of Arizona Cities and Towns (2016 ACAA Summer Meeting)

May 20, 2016

Speech and Communication Issues in the Workplace and the Impact of Social Media

2015 Arizona Employer Conference, Phoenix, AZ

October 2015

Post, Like, Tweet, Snap, and Share…And Should Lawyers Beware?

Horace Rumpole Inn of Court

April 2015

Ethical and Practical Tips and Lessons Learned from Movies

Horace Rumpole Inn of Court

November 2013

Drug Testing and Medical Marijuana: Policies, Procedures, and Pitfalls for Public Employers/Law Enforcement

Arizona Association of Defense Counsel

February 2013

ADA and FMLA Practices and Pitfalls for Public Employers

Arizona Association of Defense Counsel

May 2012

The Wild and Wacky World of Intellectual Property

Horace Rumpole Inn of Court

March 2012

Experts Frye’d and Tested

Horace Rumpole Inn of Court

October 2010

Practically Speaking: The ADAAA – Managing Injured and Ill Workers under the New ADA

Arizona Work Disability Prevention Association

March 2009

Education

  • J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2000
  • B.A., The Ohio State University, 1997 with honors, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admission

Arizona

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio