Ogletree Deakins • Tampa, Florida
Visibility and Networking
100 North Tampa Street
Tampa, Florida 33602
Mr. Petersen represents and counsels employers regarding a broad range of United States and international labor and employment law issues. He represents clients in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, service, healthcare, financial, retail, and food processing, as well as a number of state and local chambers of commerce, employer associations, and trade associations.Mr. Petersen handles the following types of matters:<li>Litigates all aspects of employment law cases in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies.
Briefs employment issues on appeal in state and federal courts. <li>Drafts employment contracts, severance agreements, and settlement agreements. <li>Prepares and reviews policy and procedure manuals and employee handbooks. <li>Counsels clients on employment and benefits matters, including Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, the FMLA, ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, federal regulations, and various state laws and regulations. <li>Presents seminars and management training programs for clients and employer organizations on employment-related topics. <li>Advises clients with regard to legal issues arising under international employment statutes and regulations. <li>Assists clients with internal investigations and the development of corporate compliance programs.
Assists clients in union organizing campaigns. <li>Represents employers in collective bargaining.
- College: B.A., Northwestern University, 1976
- Law School: J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, 1979