Komlavi Atsou

Shareholder || Cleveland

Komlavi Atsou represents businesses, not-for-profit organizations, public agencies, and universities in a wide range of employment matters and defends them in related federal and state court litigation, as well as arbitration. Komlavi has served as first chair in jury and bench trials and has argued cases on appeal. He has extensive experience with litigation pertaining to Title VII, The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family Medical Leave Act, Equal Pay Act,  H-2A & H-2B Visa Programs; Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4112 (and other Ohio employment-related  laws), non-compete matters, and class/collective actions.

Komlavi has also successfully represented clients  in high-stakes disputes involving breach of fiduciary duty, duty of loyalty, duty of care, self-dealing, theft/embezzlement,  conversion,  breach of contract, tortious interference with business relationship, trade secrets, and unfair competition.

He has a strong record representing clients before the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC), Ohio Civil Rights Commission, Department of Labor, and the National Labor Relations Board.

Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Komlavi worked for law firms with local and national footprints. While in private practice, Komlavi also served from 2011 to 2015 as a Hearing Officer for the Cuyahoga County Personnel Review Commission, where he adjudicated employment appeals filed by country employees.  From 2008 to 2011, Komlavi served as an Assistant Attorney General with the Office of the Ohio Attorney General, Employment Law Section.

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Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Board Member, Federal Bar Association – Northern District of Ohio
  • Former Trustee, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • The Cleveland Employment American Inn of Court
  • The Legal Aid Society
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • DRI
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Legal Aid Society of Cleveland