Robert O. Sands

Counsel || Atlanta

Robert Sands has spent his entire career at Ogletree representing the interests of management in all aspects of labor and employment law. Robert has been widely recognized for providing superior client service to firm clients, making him the primary shareholder contact for a number of national, regional and Georgia clients.

Because of his broad depth of employment law and management experience, Robert can identify key issues and assist the client in developing an effective strategy with respect to almost any workplace issue, regardless of complexity. He has extensive experience representing retail, manufacturing, healthcare, public sector and non-profit clients. Robert continues to handle regularly employment litigation in federal and state courts as well as investigations and hearings before federal and state administrative agencies. Robert has particular expertise in traditional labor law, including the successful handling of numerous union avoidance campaigns over the past 30 plus years. Additionally, for organized employers, Robert has served as the chief spokesperson for the negotiation of many collective bargaining agreements and has handled scores of arbitrations.

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Robert’s broad range of labor and employment experience includes:


Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association (Litigation and Labor & Employment Sections; Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee; ADR in Labor and Employment Law Committee; Committee on Practice and Procedure Under the National Relations Act)
  • Georgia State Bar Association (Labor & Employment Law Section; Communications Committee, 1999-2002)
  • Atlanta Bar Association (Labor & Employment Law and Litigation Sections)
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Georgia Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce
  • Georgia Association of Manufacturers