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Abtin Mehdizadegan

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Civil Litigation

Employment-Management

Labor-Management

Wage and Hour

Biography

Admitted to Practice

  • Arkansas, 2013
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas

Experience

Abtin’s practice focuses on traditional management-side labor and employment defense, general litigation, and appellate advocacy. In addition to his active litigation practice, Abtin advises clients in compliance matters relating to, among others:

  • The Aransas Civil Rights Act;
  • The Arkansas Minimum Wage Act;
  • The Arkansas Trade Secrets Act;
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act;
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964;
  • The Family Medical Leave Act;
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act;
  • The National Labor Relations Act;
  • Regulations enforced by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) with respect to affirmative action obligations of federal contractors;
  • Garnishment compliance; and
  • Non-competes, non-solicitations, and anti-employee poaching strategies.

Abtin also serves on the Firm’s business immigration team, and handles specialty visas reserved for “individuals of extraordinary ability” under the O-1 and EB-1 nonimmigrant and immigrant categories.

Prior to joining the Firm, Abtin studied law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. Abtin graduated from the University of Maine (Orono, Maine) in 2010 with his B.A. in political science and communications.

Professional Activities

  • Executive Board, Judge William R. Overton American Inn of Court
  • Executive Board, Pulaski County Bar Association
  • Arkansas Bar Association, District 2 Representative and Former Annual Meeting Co-Chair
  • Governor’s Commission on People with Disabilities, Appointed 2013 – 2016
  • Human Resources Management Association, Member 2013 – 2016

Community Involvement

  • The Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Secretary, Board of Directors
  • VOCALS – Volunteer Organization, Center for Arkansas Legal Services
  • UALR Bowen School of Law Alumni Board, Member 2013 – 2017

Publications

  • Just What the Doctor Ordered: Have you Scheduled your HR “Check-up” for 2015?, HR Professionals Magazine (Feb. 2015)
  • The Best Laid Plans of Mice & Men: Employee Wellness Programs Can Often Go Awry, HR Professionals Magazine (June 2014)
  • Bringing Home the Bacon: What the Davis-Bacon Act Means for your Business, HR Professionals Magazine (Nov. 2013)
  • Proactive Cell Phone Security Policies in the Workplace: Avoid Liability as Hi-Tech Devices HACK the Fourth Amendment, 35 Ark. Little Rock L. Rev. 1 (2013) (online)
  • Annual Arkansas Case Law Surveys, 2011-2012

Education

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, J.D., Honors (2013); UALR Law Review Editor-in-Chief; Trial Team Member, National Trial Competition; Vice President, Phi Alpha Delta; Top Paper Award, Appellate Brief
  • University of Maine, Magna Cum Laude (2010); Political Science, Honor’s College; VP Student Entertainment, Student Government; Senior Skull Honor Society

Noteworthy

  • 20 In Their 20s – 2017, Arkansas Business
  • Pro Bono Attorney of the Year – 2017, VOCALS
  • Rising Star in Employment Law – 2017, HR Professionals Magazine
  • Top Attorney in Employment Law – 2017, Arkansas Life Magazine