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Peter D. Guattery
Partner
7 Saint Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202-1636
Phone: 410.347.9431
Fax: 410.223.4331
pguattery@wtplaw.com
Awards

Mr. Guattery represents public and private employers, both for profit and nonprofit, in all aspects of their employment relationship. He has successfully represented employers against discrimination and other employment-related claims before federal, state and local FEP agencies, and in state and federal courts and respective courts of appeal throughout the mid-Atlantic region. In addition, he has extensive experience in representing U.S. and foreign corporations and individuals in immigration related matters, including ICE audits and enforcement proceedings, NAFTA, international inter-company transferees, treating trader/investors, national interest waivers, immigration compliance and other aspects relating to the employment of foreign nationals.

Labor & Employment

Obtained Summary Judgment for employer in case of first impression under the Motor Carrier Act exemption to the FLSA, Gonzalez v. NETTTS, 932 F.Supp. 697 (D.Md 1996)

Successfully represented public and private employers against discrimination and employment-related claims before federal, state and local FEP agencies, and at trial (both jury and nonjury) in state and federal courts and respective courts of appeal throughout the mid-Atlantic region

Extensive experience in counseling and assisting clients in the hiring of foreign nationals and developing strategies for meeting business goals

Advice and counsel on compliance with applicable laws, avoiding costly litigation, and, when necessary, defending against individual and/or governmental challenges to employment policies and procedures

International

Extensive experience in representing U.S. and foreign corporations and individuals in immigration related matters, including NAFTA, international inter-company transferees, treating trader/investors, national interest waivers, immigration compliance and other aspects relating to the hiring of foreign nationals

Chair, Pangea.Net, an international network of law firms

 

 

Recognitions

AV Peer Review Rated: Martindale-Hubbell

Recognized in America's Leading Lawyers, published by Chambers and Partners: 2005 - present

Listed in Best Lawyers in America: 2012 - present

Listed in Maryland Super Lawyers: 2008 - present

Publications & Presentations

Publications:  If It Feels Like Harassment, It Probably Is, Legal Times, Vol. XIV, No. 21, October 14, 1991;  Sexual Harassment: Hostile Environment Claims, Maryland Bar Journal, Vol. 25, No. 4, July/August, 1992;  Enforcing Diversity:  Handling Harassment Claims, The Business Monthly, September, 1998;  New Technologies, New Liabilities - Employment Law in the Information Age, Maryland Bar Journal, Vol. 33, No. 3, May/June 2000; Limits and License in Rule 35 Examinations, Maryland Bar Journal, Vol. 35, No. 1, Jan./Feb. 2002; Turn and Face the Strain - New PERM Regulations, Maryland Bar Journal, Vol. 38, No. 6, Nov./ Dec. 2005

Memberships & Activities

Member: Maryland State Bar Association, Labor Section Council Member (1995 to present)

Member: American Bar Association, Labor Law Section

Chair: Labor & Employment Law Section, Maryland State Bar Association

Member: American Immigration Lawyers Association

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania (J.D. 1987)
  • Johns Hopkins University (B.A. 1984)