Peter Partnow represents clients in general litigation and dispute resolution, with a particular focus on employment and labor matters involving wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, breach of contract, failure to accommodate, ERISA defense and Fair Labor Standards. READ MORE
He has particular experience in construction disputes, public procurement and contract claims, public education related disputes and other complex litigation matters. Chambers USA’s Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has listed Peter as a “Leading Lawyer,” describing him as “well known, well respected and well liked” and as being “a passionate advocate for employers, and a powerful litigator.”
Peter's representative clients include Ahtna, Inc., Alaska Frontier Constructors, ASRC Energy Services, Inc., ASSETS, Inc., Bank of America, The Home Depot, Inc., Kenai Peninsula Borough and Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, Metlife, Tanana Chiefs Conference, Inc., Tesoro Alaska Company and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Before joining Lane Powell, Peter was owner of his own firm and served as general counsel for the Anchorage School District and chief of the civil section of the Alaska Attorney General’s Anchorage office.
Peter has presented at numerous CLEs and panels on a range of topics including tort reform impact on employment and labor matters, COBRA, Fair Credit Reporting Act impact on employment matters, Fair Labor Standards Act, agency processed employment discrimination matters, equal employment opportunity law developments, religious discrimination and reasonable accommodation, and choice of state or federal court for employment disputes in Alaska.
Peter is an active member of the local community. When not working on cases on behalf of firm clients, he is a pro bono volunteer attorney through Alaska Legal Services Corporation, a fee arbitrator for the Alaska Bar Association, and a board member on a number of Alaska based non-profits. In his leisure time, he enjoys running, gardening and reading.
Foster Pepper Rubini & Reeves, PLLC, Of Counsel
Partnow, Bennett & Shoop, Owner/Attorney
Anchorage School District, General Counsel
Alaska Department of Law in Juneau and Anchorage, Assistant Attorney General
Anchorage Civil Section, Chief
Anchorage School District in teachers’ union negotiations, Bargaining Team, Former Member
Alaska State Commission for Human Rights, Former Hearing Examiner
Hearing Officer on ad hoc basis for numerous school districts in employee discipline and termination proceedings
Expert Witness in civil proceedings regarding public employment labor matters
Advocated for numerous employers in a variety of mediations, arbitrations, and other administrative proceedings involving dismissal, transfer, work assignments, employee benefits, discrimination and retaliation
Alaska Legal Services Corporation, Pro Bono Volunteer
Anchorage Concert Association, Board Member
Alaska Center for Performing Arts
Alaska Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section Executive Committee, Co-Chair
Alaska Bar Association, Fee Arbitrator
Alaska Attorney Representative, Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, Former Member
Government Hill Community Counsel
The Best Lawyers in America© 2023 Recognizes 90 Lane Powell Attorneys
Three Lane Powell Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers in Alaska for 2022
"Alaska Lawyer of the Year," Best Lawyers®, Labor & Employment Litigation (2022)
Chambers® USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Labor & Employment (2012-2023)
The Best Lawyers in America©, Labor & Employment Litigation (2019-2022); Employment Law - Management (2023-2024); Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (2024); Litigation - ERISA (2024)
“Alaska Super Lawyer,” Thomson Reuters, Employment & Labor (2015-2023)
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