Steven W. Suflas, Managing Partner of the firm’s Denver and Boulder offices, has been named one of the 100 Most Powerful Employment Lawyers for 2017 in the Leading Employment Lawyers Guide produced by a partnership between Human Resource Executive magazine and Lawdragon. Attorneys are selected based on editorial research as well as submissions from firms and other visitors to

Mr. Suflas is a nationally recognized thought leader on labor and employment issues. The Denver office he leads is the epicenter of the firm’s labor and employment practice in the West, and he maintains an active practice elsewhere around the country. He represents management in all phases of labor and employment matters and works closely with employers—large and small, national, regional, and local—in responding to the daily challenges of the workplace.

Mr. Suflas also is known for his litigation work, defending companies in federal and state courts nationwide. He has decades of experience litigating unfair labor practice and representation cases before the National Labor Relations Board, and has represented management in scores of union negotiations and labor arbitrations. On the compliance side, Mr. Suflas works with employers to devise strategies that preserve the efficiency and productivity of their workforces.

Attorneys in Ballard Spahr's Labor and Employment Group represent management in matters ranging from preventative counseling and strategic human resources guidance to collective bargaining, appearances before regulatory agencies, and single-plaintiff and class action litigation in courts and before administrative agencies. They also routinely assist employers with issues regarding whistleblowers and retaliation in the workplace and the challenges of wage and hour compliance.