Gregory J. Hare

Shareholder || Atlanta

Greg Hare has been an employment lawyer at Ogletree Deakins his entire career, ever since 1991. He assists companies with human resources and employment-related litigation matters, including wrongful termination claims, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, employment contracts, trade secrets, and noncompete agreements.

He advises clients on a wide range of human resources topics, such as drug testing, employee discipline and discharge, severance planning, independent contractor classifications, wage payment, family and medical leave, disability law, military leave, joint employment issues, affirmative action and reductions in force.

Greg also counsels clients on traditional labor relations matters involving union avoidance, decertification, strike contingency planning, double-breasting, grievance administration and arbitration, collective bargaining, unfair labor practice litigation, and other matters involving the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), including “protected concerted activity” cases.

Greg encourages companies to develop proactive human resources strategies that will minimize exposure to costly litigation and disputes.  This commonly includes conducting comprehensive employment law compliance audits, employment policy design and review, management training and counseling, and simulated problem solving workshops.

Outside the Office

Greg played NCAA lacrosse at LeMoyne College and post-collegiate club lacrosse at UNC. He has enjoyed coaching his boys’ youth teams in Atlanta, including baseball and football at the Northside Youth Organization (NYO), and lacrosse at Northside Surge. Parishioner at Christ the King Catholic Church. Avid supporter of The Marist School.

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Greg’s diverse practice cuts across multiple disciplines within the labor & employment law specialty area, but generally can be subdivided into five broad categories:


Greg’s practices touches a wide array of industries, including: Automotive, Assisted Living, Bakery, Banking, Beverage, Biochemical, Construction (residential, commercial, and industrial), Disaster and Recovery, Distribution, Education, Energy, Engineering, Food Processing, Food Service, Franchising, Healthcare, High Tech, Hospitality/Hotels, Industrial Equipment, Insurance, IT, Logistics, Manufacturing, Medical Devices, Medical Practices, Non-profit and Religious, Pharmaceutical, Poultry, Private Equity, Property Management, Pulp & Paper, Retail, Software, Staffing, Telecommunications, Transportation, Uniforms, Warehousing.


Admission to Practice

Professional Activities

  • SHRM Atlanta (Speaker and Board of Directors Alumnus)
  • SHRM National (Recommended Speaker List)
  • Association of Corporate Counsel (Speaker)
  • Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce (Speaker)
  • The Seminar Group (Speaker)
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Commerce Club of Atlanta