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Nickolas G. Spiliotis

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Nick Spiliotis is a partner in the firm’s labor, employment and workplace safety practice group. He counsels employers regarding a broad range of workplace issues and has particular experience representing clients in the oil and gas, restaurant and hospitality, banking, maritime, manufacturing, and construction industries. Mr. Spiliotis represents employers in the courtroom, at arbitrations, and before administrative agencies, most frequently the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Texas Workforce Commission, the Department of Labor, and the National Labor Relations Board. He is a strategic advocate who seeks to minimize the possibility of employment litigation through effective counseling and provide his clients with a cost-effective means to vigorously defend lawsuits when contentious claims arise. He also routinely assists the firm’s corporate and transactional practice group with employment-related concerns of mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Spiliotis is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been named a Rising Star by Thomson Reuters, 2012-2016 and a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters 2017-2019. Mr. Spiliotis also currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Hellenic College Holy Cross, a liberal arts college and seminary in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Professional Background

Mr. Spiliotis spent the early years of his legal career with a national law firm in New York City. He has lived and practiced law in Houston for over ten years. Before joining K&L Gates, he was a partner at a large Texas-based firm.


  • Named a “Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters, 2012-2016
  • Named a “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters, 2017-2019

Speaking Engagements

Mr. Spiliotis is often asked to speak to management on employment law issues. He has also presented topics before the Houston Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section, where he has served as a councilmember, as well as at the South Texas College of Law Employment Law Conference.