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Barry Hartstein, a shareholder in Littler's Chicago office, has earned a national reputation for his work; a career that includes more than 30 years of counseling and representing employers in a broad range of employment law matters. He is a frequent writer, commentator and lecturer on workplace issues. Mr. Hartstein has served for many years in a national leadership role for the American Bar Association in its Section devoted to Labor and Employment Law focusing on EEO issues, including previously serving as Management Co-Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee. In this role, Mr. Hartstein has worked closely with various Chairs and other members of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, aside from serving as a liaison between the Chicago bar and the EEOC's Chicago District Office, facilitating communication between members of the bar and the EEOC on both a local and national level.
Mr. Hartstein, a graduate of Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and Northwestern University School of Law, has been honored based on his inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, and various other publications and has been inducted into the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers based on his contributions to the field. In June 2010, he was honored as one of the "Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys" by Human Resource Executive and Lawdragon.