Evan H. Pontz


Business Phone: 404.885.3518
Business Fax: 404.962.6656



Evan Pontz specializes in employment and labor law matters, including employment discrimination litigation, traditional labor law issues, workplace safety matters, compliance counseling and preventative training.

Representative Matters

  • Represents companies in employment discrimination litigation involving sex, race, age, disability, sexual harassment, FMLA leave issues, wage and hour matters, and state law tort claims.
  • Lead trial counsel in class action and individual employment litigation matters.
  • Represents clients in labor arbitrations, contract negotiations and in dealing with existing or potential unions.
  • Represents clients in OSHA and State Workplace safety litigations and compliance matters.
  • Counsels clients on various issues of labor and employment law.
  • Provides training and counseling for management in complying with federal and state employment laws and regulations.


  • Author & editor of HR blog: www.HRLawMatters.com.
  • Author (Chapter) Employment Law 2015 (Aspatore Thought Leadership), ed. 2015
  • Author (Chapter) Inside the Minds: Complying with Employment Regulations, 2013 ed.
  • Author of series of six articles on Employment Law appearing in Inside Counsel, October – December, 2011.
  • “What a Difference ADEA Makes: Why Disparate Impact Theory Should Not Apply to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act,” 74 North Carolina Law Review 267 (1995).
  • “The Cost of Union-Management Cooperation: Criminal Sanctions for Employer Business Entertainment of Union Officials,” Labor Law Journal, December 1997, pp. 726-37 (co-authored with Christopher S. Miller, Ph.D.).

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2017
  • Past Chair, Troutman Sanders Atlanta Pro Bono Committee
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta Bar Association, & American Bar Association (and respective Labor & Employment sections)
  • Member, Society of Human Resource Management and SHRM-Atlanta
  • Former Board Chair, Georgia Lawyers for Arts
  • Board Member, Atlanta Legal Aid Society
  • Board Member, The LAM Foundation
  • March of Dimes Georgia

Rankings and Recognition

  • Listed as a Georgia Leading Lawyer in Labor & Employment (2011) and as an Up and Coming attorney (2009-2010) by Chambers USA.
  • Selected as a Legal Elite Georgia Top Lawyer: Labor & Employment by Georgia Trend Magazine (2006-2007, 2011-2013).
  • Selected as a Georgia Rising Star in Employment Litigation by Law & Politics and Atlanta Magazine (2005, 2007, 2009 & 2010) and in Pro Bono  & Non-Profits (2006-2007, 2012)
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in Employment Law - Management, Labor Law (2013-2015, 2018-2019).

Professional Experience

  • Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP, 2004-present
  • Associate, Troutman Sanders LLP, 1996-2003



  • University of North Carolina, J.D., with honors, 1996
  • University of Pennsylvania, M.G.A., 1994
  • Emory University, B.A., 1992

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals