Law360, a national legal publication, has named labor and employment partner David Pryzbylski of Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Indianapolis office as a “Rising Star.” Pryzbylski is one of only five attorneys recognized nationwide in the area of labor and employment law.

“I am humbled and honored to be included on Law360’s Rising Stars list,” Pryzbylski said. “This is a testament to the high-profile work our Labor and Employment Law Department is doing regionally and nationally.”

Law360 editors selected Pryzbylski after a review of more than 1,200 applications nominating attorneys in various practices of law under 40 years old whose legal accomplishments surpass their age. Winners were selected based on their career accomplishments in their respective practice areas. In a feature published about Pryzbylski, Law360 said he earned his spot among the five on the Rising Stars list for his work in collective actions, arbitrations, and labor negotiations, while also noting a series of dismissals he secured in recent litigation for various clients, including Rolls-Royce, Indianapolis Power & Light, and TMS International.

“David continues to grow and develop into a leader within the firm,” said Ken Yerkes, chair of the Labor and Employment Law Department. “We are proud that he has been selected for this award. It is reflective of his dedication, motivation and attitude as well as the countless successes he and the Department have accumulated from coast to coast in his career thus far.”

Pryzbylski concentrates a large portion of his practice on assisting employers with traditional labor matters, including collective bargaining; work stoppages; arbitrations; union avoidance unfair labor practice charges; and various other labor relations issues. Maintaining a well-rounded practice and offering a full slate of employment law services to his clients, he also routinely defends companies in employment litigation, including in high-stakes class and collective actions, in everything from wage to discrimination/harassment to contract claims. He has helped numerous companies secure favorable outcomes in both labor and employment matters around the country.

Pryzbylski is a 2008 graduate of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and a 2005 graduate of Wabash College.

The list of 156 award recipients is published in an article titled, “Law360 Names Top Attorneys Under 40.”