Associate General Counsel, Employment and Labor Law
Since 1980, Hank has served as the Employment and Labor Counsel for Grainger, the leading distributor of maintenance, repair and operating supplies with more than 25,000 team members worldwide. In his current role, Hank has global employment and labor law oversight responsibility for Grainger’s domestic and international facilities and operations. Hank has broad litigation experience and routinely appears in both Federal and State Court proceedings on Grainger’s behalf, as well as before various employment and labor related administrative agencies. In addition to his involvement in providing practical day-to-day counsel, legal guidance, defense and alternative dispute resolution / mediation services, Hank has served as a founding sponsor and current legal advisor to many of the company’s Business Resource Groups, many of which focus on attracting, developing and retaining women and minorities. In this capacity, Hank has partnered with his Human Resource and Operational colleagues to develop and implement a wide array of programs, governance and processes in furtherance of workplace inclusion, diversity, equity, and equal employment opportunities.