Peter Hillman

Of Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

New York
United States
T:+1 212 408 1010
New York
United States
T:+1 212 408 1010
Peter Hillman

Peter Hillman

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Biography

Peter Hillman is both a general litigation and employment lawyer. In these respects, Mr. Hillman has advised management on a broad range of litigation avoidance/prevention measures in areas as diverse as discrimination, breach of contract, workplace torts, employee malfeasance, wrongful discharge, products liability, insurance disputes and corporate governance. When necessary, he has led litigation for the plaintiff or defendant, from individual to complex matters and class actions. Mr. Hillman has litigated in numerous federal and state courts and administrative tribunals around the United States.


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JD, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Columbia Law School, 1978
BA, magna cum laude, Williams College, 1975

  • New York State Bar
  • Diverse employers in disputes involving EEO and other workplace statutes and common law claims, from trial level to the US Supreme Court. 
  • Financial institutions in significant individual and class actions alleging various forms of discrimination and management wrongdoing. 
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturers in high-profile products liability litigation. 
  • Power production companies in complex contracts and employment arbitration. 
  • Insurance companies in mass tort (eg, asbestos) and environmental coverage litigation, and reinsurers in arbitration.
  • "NY Employment Law Update—NY Department of Labor Mandates Use of Official Form for New Hires," November 13, 2009
  • "FMLA's Military Leave Provisions Expanded," November 12, 2009
  • "Employment Law Roundup of the Supreme Court's 2008 – 2009 Term," August 6, 2009
  • "Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009; Retaliation Law Development," Client Alert, January 29, 2009
  • "New FMLA Regulations and Employer Obligations Go into Effect in January 2009," Client Alert, December 19, 2008
  • "ADA Amendments: New Protections for Employees and Key Obligations of Employers," Client Alert, September 2008
  • "Supreme Court Finds Disparate Impact Claims Permitted Under ADEA," Client Alert, April 5, 2005
  • "Class Action Fairness Act of 2005," Client Alert, February 28, 2005
  • "Supreme Court Rulings on Race and Retribution: Implications for the Workplace," The Five O'Clock News, November 2003
  • "Is the Four-Fifths Rule Enough to Satisfy the Labor Department?, New York Law Journal, February 14, 2003
  • "Front Pay Takes A Front Seat: Supreme Court Rules that Damages Cap Does Not Apply," Andrews Employment Litigation Reporter, July 2001
  • "Employment Law: The Bottom Line," Vol. 7, No. 1, June 2001
  • "Saying Good-bye to the CEO: Reducing Legal Risks when Terminating Tech Execs," Directorship, September 2000
  • "Employers Still Must Beware State Whistleblower Rules," co-author, Andrews Corporate Risk Spectrum, July 2000
  • "Employers Can Limit Discrimination Liability," As Recent Decisions Applying Supreme Court Rulings Make Clear, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, January 2000
  • "Teamsters, California Brewers and Beyond: Seniority Systems and Allocation of the Burden of Proving Bona Fides," St. John’s Law Review, Summer 1980
  • "Sarbanes-Oxley and How It Impacts HR in Public, Private and Not-for-Profit Organizations," New York, NY, September 8, 2003
  • "New Trends in Restrictive Covenants," New York, NY, January 31, 2003
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association (Sections on Tort and Insurance Practice; Labor and Employment Law)
  • Member, US Chamber of Commerce Labor
  • Member, Employment Committee of the National Chamber Litigation Center
  • He has written and spoken extensively on employment issues including on trends with restrictive covenants, and the need for corporate compliance with the many federal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.