September 23, 2020

The new shareholder focuses on some of the most complex labor disputes and claims with both national reach and D.C. origins

Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli welcomes Tony W. Torain, II to the firm’s national Employment Litigation Practice. He will practice from the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

Torain, II regularly represents clients on strategic labor relations planning matters as well as regulations relating to the workplace. His experience spans from arbitrations, unfair labor practice proceedings, strikes, union election campaigns and collective bargaining negotiations, to employee separations and terminations, wage payment issues, compliance with federal and state regulations relating to the workplace and the management of unionized workforces.

“We are delighted to add Tony to our team both nationally and in the D.C. area. He applies his “can do” attitude and gregarious personality to solving his clients’ complex problems,” said Employment Litigation Practice Chair Don Samuels. “His extensive knowledge of and experience with the various state and federal standards will bring great value to our clients. We’re excited to work with him.”

Torain, II represents companies in connection with all types of employment and labor disputes, including wrongful discharge and claims based on: The National Labor Relations Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, The Americans with Disabilities Act, The Age Discrimination in Employment Act, The Family and Medical Leave Act, The Fair Labor Standards Act, The Occupational Safety and Health Act and The McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act.

“I am excited to be a part of Polsinelli’s nationwide network and reputable, growing team of labor and employment attorneys,” said Torain, II. “As a member of the Polsinelli team, I look forward to continuing to help clients resolve disputes and advise workplaces on federal and state statutes and regulations in order to keep their employees engaged and safe.”

Since 2018, Torain, II has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in Washington, D.C. by Super Lawyers. He has also been named to the “40 Under 40” by Black Business Review (2017) and The Whole Truth Magazine (2019). The National Black Lawyers ranks Torain, II in their annual “Top 100.”

Torain, II obtained his bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Towson University before earning his J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law.

Torain, II is heavily involved in enhancing the legal profession through memberships with The American Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute, Maryland Defense Counsel, Maryland State Bar Association, Monumental City Bar Association and National Bar Association. He serves as a Board Member for the Associated Black Charities.

Polsinelli’s Employment Litigation Practice is Tier 1 ranked in Litigation – Labor & Employment, and has achieved additional national recognition for Employment Law - Management from U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Law Firms” in 2019. The Employment Litigation Practice is also highly rated as a Standout in the BTI Litigation Outlook 2019. Less than 3% of the top 650 U.S. firms in the nation achieve this dual ranking.


About Polsinelli

Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with 900 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. Recognized by legal research firm BTI Consulting as one of the top firms for excellent client service and client relationships, the firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, middle-market corporate, labor and employment and business litigation. Polsinelli PC, Polsinelli LLP in California.