Overview

Greg Coulter represents private and public employers in all aspects of labor and employment litigation, including jury and bench trials in federal, state and appellate courts, involving:

  • Discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Constitutional violations
  • Due process
  • Free speech
  • State tort issues
  • Title VII
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • 28 USC 1983 and 1981
  • The United States Constitution
  • The Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act
  • The Arizona Civil Rights Act

He also regularly appears before government agencies, such as:

  • The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Arizona Civil Rights Division
  • The Department of Justice
  • The Department of Labor
  • The National Labor Relations Board
  • The Industrial Commission of Arizona

Greg has expertise in Arizona and California Workers’ Compensation issues, including benefits claims disputes. In addition to his litigation practice, he provides day-to-day preventive counseling and employment advice and assists employers in handbook and personnel policy development, severance agreements and restrictive covenants. He also regularly conducts training on discrimination, harassment, retaliation, privacy and disability/leave issues.

Greg has spoken extensively on labor and employment law topics before business and professional associations. Recent topics include:

  • Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Employment law updates
  • Workplace violence
  • Workplace privacy and security
  • FMLA/ADA overlap
  • Retaliation
  • Employee discipline
  • Arbitration
  • Individual liability
  • Labor law for non-union employers
  • Wage and hour
  • Responding to agency investigations

A core member of Littler Mendelson's EEO Practice Group, Greg works with clients in all industries, particularly education, agriculture, transportation, finance, service and retail.

Greg serves as a captain in the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the United States Army Reserves. 

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Human Resources Committee

Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center

2007-present

Judge Pro Tem

Arizona Superior Court

2010-present

Member

Employment and Labor Law Section

Arizona Bar Association

Member

Employment Law Committee

Defense Research Institute

Member

Employment and Labor Law Section

California Bar Association

Member

Society for Human Resources Management

Member

Valley of the Sun Human Resources Association

Member

Phoenix Chamber of Commerce

Member

Federal Bar Association

Member

Employment Law Committee

Arizona Association of Defense Counsel

Former Chair

Employment and Labor Law Section

State Bar of Arizona

Former Member

Executive Committee, Employment and Labor Law Section

State Bar of Arizona

1999-2005

Former Member, Board of Directors

The Free Arts of Arizona

2000-2004

Former member

Executive Committee, Young Lawyers Division - Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, 1998-2000

Former Member

Executive Committee

Friends of Combined Metropolitan Phoenix Arts and Sciences

1997-2000

Recognition

Named, Top Lawyers

Arizona Business Magazine

2008-present

Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating

Martindale-Hubbell

News, Analysis & Press

Increased Incentives and Protections for Whistleblowers

The Voice

Defense Research Institute

September 22, 2010

Greg Coulter Notes the Neutrality of Holidays in Business

Phoenix Business Journal

December 22, 2006

Greg Coulter Comments How Election Results Affect Business

Phoenix Business Journal

November 10, 2006

Director, Officer and Employee Indemnification

Arizona Employment Law Handbook

2004

Off the Radar Screen: Employee Protected Activities Under the NLRA

Arizona Floor Covering Association Newsletter

2003

Electronic Monitoring of Employees

Arizona Association for Economic Development Newsletter

2001

Same Gender Sexual Harassment

DRI Job Description

1997

Supreme Court Update

Employment and Labor Law Newsletter

State Bar of Arizona

1996

Speaking Engagements

Public Sector Employment Law Update

Phoenix, AZ

July 27, 2016

4th Annual Public Sector Employment Law Update

Phoenix, AZ

February 14, 2013

Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers Act

Agricultural Personnel Association

February 3, 2011

Ricci and Test Validation

Defense Research Institute

November 18, 2010

H2A

Western Growers

July 20, 2010

2010 Public Sector Employment Law Update

Phoenix, AZ

March 19, 2010

Education

  • LL.M., University of San Diego School of Law, 1995 cum laude
  • J.D., Oklahoma City University, 1994
  • B.A., University of Oklahoma, 1991

Bar Admission

Arizona
California

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma