Henry M. Perlowski

Partner
171 17th Street NW
Suite 2100
Atlanta, Georgia 30363
404.873.8684 phone
404.873.8685fax
Henry is a partner in the Litigation practice, chair of the Employment Practice, co-chair of the Oil & Gas industry team, and a member of the Background Screening and Hospitals & Health Systems industry teams. He helps employers, employer service providers and boards of directors solve their most complex legal dilemmas. Nationally, Henry serves as lead counsel in litigation across thirty jurisdictions, taking dozens of cases to verdict before juries and arbitration tribunals. He is acting outside general counsel and a key attorney for clients in the background screening, employee benefits, energy, and health care industries. Henry advises management teams, leading the negotiation of employment contracts, equity, and other benefits in corporate acquisitions. He carefully counsels clients through some of their most sensitive matters including internal investigations, executive separation, earn-out and fiduciary duty disputes. He defends class and collective actions under federal and state antidiscrimination and wage and hour laws and frequently represents employee benefit plans and service providers in ERISA and related contract litigation regarding claims under PPO and traditional network plans and under reference based reimbursement plans. Throughout his work, Henry addresses all forms of competition, trade secret, breach of corporate opportunity and related disputes. Actively assisting employers to avoid costly litigation if possible, Henry uses multi-jurisdictional restructurings, workplace integrations following corporate transactions, and alternative dispute resolution programs whenever appropriate.

In connection with the firm’s preeminent Background Screening industry team, Henry defends consumer reporting agencies and employers in putative class actions and other lawsuits brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and related consumer protection statutes. He guides clients to develop compliant background screening programs under the FCRA and various EEO and state guidance on criminal, credit and other background checks.

In connection with the firm’s nationally recognized Hospitals & Health Systems team, Henry leads internal investigations and complex disputes that often have significant regulatory and business implications.