Abtin’s practice focuses on traditional management-side labor and employment defense, general litigation, and appellate advocacy. In addition to his active litigation practice, Abtin advises clients in compliance matters relating to, among others:
- The Aransas Civil Rights Act;
- The Arkansas Minimum Wage Act;
- The Arkansas Trade Secrets Act;
- The Fair Labor Standards Act;
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964;
- The Family Medical Leave Act;
- The Americans with Disabilities Act;
- The National Labor Relations Act;
- Regulations enforced by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) with respect to affirmative action obligations of federal contractors;
- Garnishment compliance; and
- Non-competes, non-solicitations, and anti-employee poaching strategies.
Abtin also serves on the Firm’s business immigration team and handles specialty visas reserved for “individuals of extraordinary ability” under the O-1 and EB-1 nonimmigrant and immigrant categories.
Prior to joining the Firm, Abtin studied law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. Abtin graduated from the University of Maine (Orono, Maine) in 2010 with his B.A. in political science and communications.