Vasilios “Vas” Manthos
Mr. Manthos represents plaintiffs in a variety of employment matters, including cases involvingclaims of sexual harassment, race discrimination, retaliation, age discrimination, disability discrimination, ERISA benefits, and wage and hour violations.
Prior to returning to private practice, he served as Legal Counsel in the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Coastal Activities, where he provided advice and counsel regarding Louisiana’s Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast and assisted Louisiana’s RESTORE Council representative in securing multi-million dollar RESTORE Act oil spill grants.
Before his government service, Mr. Manthos was a senior associate in one of the most respected, boutique labor and employment firms in Louisiana. Prior to that, he taught classical Greek and Latin at Jesuit High School, New Orleans. Mr. Manthos combines his unique background and litigation experience to zealously represent his clients.
Education and Professional Background:
The University ofMississippi School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude,May 2006. Mississippi Law Journal; Outstanding Student Awards: Environmental Law, Property Law, Admiralty Law, Federal Practice)
Tulane University (B.A., cum laude, Classical studies, May 1995)
Licenses and Admissions:
Mr. Manthos is licensed to practice in Louisiana and Texas and has been admitted to the following federal courts: the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; the Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana; and the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas.
Mr. Manthos has given numerous CLE presentations and client seminars on employment-related issues, including: Retaliatory Adverse Employment Actions in the Fifth Circuit (ABA Committee for Liaison w/EEOC, OFCCP & DOJ, 2010); Employment Law from A to Z (Lorman Business Center, Inc., 2011); Employment Law Update(Lorman Business Center, Inc., 2012); Employment Law: Beyond the Basics (Sterling Education Services, 2012); Employment Law Update(Lorman Business Center, Inc., 2013).
Mr. Manthos has litigated numerous state and federal employment law cases involving sexual harassment, race discrimination, age discrimination, disability discrimination, ERISA benefits, and wage and hour violations. He has represented clients in federal and state jury trials, bench trials, appeals, employment arbitrations, and labor disputes. He has also represented clients in mediations and settlement negotiations, developed and implemented litigation, settlement, discovery, and trial strategies, assisted employers in drafting and enforcing employee contracts, policies, and handbooks, and provided advice, counsel, and training to clients regarding employment issues, EEO compliance, OSHA investigations, ERISA compliance, and wage and hour audits.