Amiel J. Provosty

Associate

Office: New Orleans | 504-596-4194

Overview

“I draw from a very rich knowledge base, skillset, and range of experiences to serve my clients’ needs thoroughly and effectively. My ability to understand the wide range of issues employers face, from a granular perspective to the macro-level picture, enables me to provide strategic and efficient counsel. Clients relate to my engaging approach and my appreciation for the challenges they face and the hard work they put into their businesses.”

Practice Overview

Bringing to his practice deep insight and experience he gained as a prosecutor, litigator Amiel Provosty advises employers nationally in all aspects of traditional labor law, union matters, and personnel issues such as wage-and-hour disputes, terminations, employee performance controversies, and claims of discrimination and harassment.

A former trial attorney for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Amiel combines outstanding cross-examination and other advocacy skills, a sharp legal and business acumen, and an insider’s knowledge of the rules and procedures of governmental administrative law hearings. He gets to know his clients well so he can best advise them on a myriad of policies, problems, and disputes, protect their best interests, and advance their goals.

Whether he’s counseling a Fortune 500 company or smaller concern, Amiel finds it gratifying to facilitate clients’ operational and entrepreneurial ambitions by helping them build and grow their businesses. Part of that mission includes guiding them in matters that arise under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), including union relations, collective bargaining, responding to representation petitions or charges of unfair labor practices, and developing union avoidance strategies, among other issues. His clients benefit greatly from his deep knowledge of the composition and inner workings of the NLRB across both Democratic and Republican administrations. He also handles Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigations and complaints, as well other administrative law matters

With valuable experience in counseling and disputes involving licensing, copyrights, and trademarks, Amiel provides sage counsel for clients grappling with trade secret and intellectual property challenges and how they affect the workforce and business plans.

Amiel represents clients in a wide range of industries, from federal contractors, to the highly complex and competitive pharmaceutical and biotech industries. He also maintains a particular familiarity with and connections to the entertainment industry. Early in his career, Amiel worked as a union stagehand, a job that contributed to his multifaceted perspective on the industrial labor arena and the entertainment industry.

Amiel also served nine years on a small school board, including three years as its president, and even though the school was a non-profit, it encountered many challenging business issues. In this service, he and the board addressed an array of teacher and staff concerns, including compensation, workplace conditions and culture, day-to-day operations, and funding efforts; in fact, he chaired several capital campaigns. This experience required Amiel to think like an entrepreneur, which today enhances his ability to understand his clients’ businesses’ and deliver top-tier service.

EDUCATION

  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2010
    • Student Attorney, Federal Litigation Civil Rights Clinic
    • Member, Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property
    • Researcher, Center for Intellectual Property Law and Culture
    • CALI Awards for obtaining the highest grade in two classes
  • Ohio University, B.S., 2001
    • Media Production, Scripps College of Communication

Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2010
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Section on Labor and Employment Law
    • Contributing Editor of The Developing Labor Law, 7th and 8th editions
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
    • Secretary Treasurer, Section of Labor Relations & Employment Law
Thought Leadership

Publications

  • Chapter 31 Editor, “The Developing Labor Law,: 7th and 8th editions, ABA Section of Labor and
    Employment Committee on the Development of Law Under the NLRB, 2020-present

Speaking Engagements

  • LSU CLE, “NLRB Practice and Procedures for Unfamiliar Practitioners,” LSU’s Current Developments in
    Labor and Employment Law, 2022

Recognition

  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel (LADC) – Frank L. Maraist Award (2015)
  • New Orleans CityBusiness “Ones to Watch – Law” (2015)
  • National Black Lawyers – Top 40 Under 40 for Louisiana (2015)
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers – Rising Stars (2013-2020)
  • Lawyer Monthly – “Women in Law Awards” Recipient (2019)