Barry A. Hartstein

Barry A. Hartstein

Shareholder/Co-Chair, EEO & Diversity Practice
Littler Mendelson, P.C.

Barry Hartstein serves as Co-Chair of Littler’s EEO and Diversity Practice.  He is a shareholder in Littler’s Chicago office and has earned a national reputation for his work; a career that includes more than 40 years of counseling and representing employers in a broad range of employment law matters. A significant focus of his practice involves representation of employers around the country in dealing with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, particularly systemic claims, including the resolution of such claims. He serves as Executive Editor of Littler’s Annual Report on EEOC Developments, which is in its tenth year of publication.   

Mr. Hartstein has served in numerous leadership roles for Cornell University and  Cornell’s ILR School, which focuses on workplace-related issues. Aside from previously serving  on the Dean’s Advisory Council and President of the Alumni Association, he has served as an Advisory Board Member of the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution, which is the first institute exclusively focused on the study and practice of workplace dispute resolution. In March 2011, he was awarded the Judge William B. Groat Alumni Award based on his contributions to the labor and employment field and service to the ILR School.  

Mr. Hartstein has served in numerous leadership roles over the years in the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment Law and has been an active member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee for over 40 years, including previously serving as a co-chair of the EEO Committee.  

Mr. Hartstein has been honored based on his inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, Who’s Who Legal, and various other publications and has been inducted into the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers based on his contributions to the field.