Barry Hartstein serves as Co-Chair of Littler’s EEO and Diversity Practice and has earned a national reputation for his work; a career that includes more than 40 years of counseling and representing employers in a broad range of employment law matters. A significant focus of his practice involves representation of employers around the country in dealing with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, particularly systemic claims, including the resolution of such claims. He serves as Executive Editor of Littler’s Annual Report on EEOC Developments, which is in its thirteenth year of publication.  

For many years, Barry has served 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 a management co-chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee. Barry has been an active member of the EEO Committee for over 40 years and continues to regularly interact with EEOC leadership, including EEOC Commissioners and the EEOC Chair and has worked with various District Directors and EEOC Regional Attorneys around the U.S.

Barry also has served in numerous leadership roles for Cornell University’s ILR School. Founded as the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, the ILR School today is the world’s leading college focused on work, employment and labor issues.  Barry previously served on the Dean’s Advisory Council and President of the Alumni Association, and in March 2011, Barry was awarded the Judge William B. Groat Alumni Award based on his contributions to the labor and employment field and service to the ILR School. Barry continues to serve in a leadership role at the ILR School and serves as an Advisory Board Member of the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution, which is the first institute exclusively focused on the study and practice of workplace dispute resolution.

Barry has been honored based on his inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, Who’s Who Legal, and various other publications and has been inducted into the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers based on his contributions to the field.