Nathan J. Paulich - Attorney at Law

401 East Jackson Street
Suite 2700
Post Office Box 3324 (33601-3324)
Tampa, Florida 33602

P 813-273-5000
F 813-273-5145
D 813-273-5039

3838 Tamiami Trail North
Suite 410
Naples, Florida 34103

P 239-598-3601
F 239-598-3164

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Nate is a shareholder in the firm’s Tampa office. He focuses his practice on management-side labor and employment matters for private and public-sector clients.

Nate has experience representing clients in litigation in federal court, state court, arbitration, and administrative tribunals on a variety of labor and employment related matters, including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Pay Act, employment contract disputes, employment torts, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Florida Civil Rights Act, the Florida Minimum Wage Act, the Florida Public Employees Relations Act, the Florida public and private sector whistleblower laws, the Florida Public Records Act, the Florida School Code, the Florida and United States Constitution, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the National Labor Relations Act, Section 1983, and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. In addition, Nate advises clients on day-to-day human resources matters, engages in collective bargaining, conducts internal investigations on harassment and other matters, and provides trainings.

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Nate was born and raised in Naples, Florida. After graduating from Naples High School, Nate attended the University of South Carolina (USC) where he majored in Chemistry. He received his degree of Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, from USC in 2006.

For law school, Nate attended Florida State University College of Law (FSU). Nate received his degree of Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from FSU in 2010. During law school, Nate was a member of the Florida State University Law Review, a teaching assistant for a Legal Writing and Research class, and the recipient of six book awards.

Following law school, Nate joined Thompson, Sizemore, Gonzalez & Hearing, P.A. (TSGH), a labor and employment boutique with a statewide reputation for its labor and employment practice in the public and private sector. In December 2016, he was promoted to a partner at TSGH. The attorneys of TSGH joined GrayRobinson in April 2019.

Nate resides in Tampa and is an active member of the community.

  • University of South Carolina, B.S. (magna cum laude, 2006)
  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D. (summa cum laude, 2010)
    • Florida State University Law Review
    • Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law
    • Legal Writing and Research teaching assistant for Professor Tamara Blenkhorn
      • 2008-2009
      • 2009-2010
    • Book awards
      • Constitutional Law I
      • Business Associations
      • Agency & Partnership
      • Criminal Procedure-Police
      • Endangered Ecosystems
      • Labor Law

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Professional Associations & Memberships
  • The Florida Bar
    • Education Law Committee
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Florida State University Chapter of the Order of the Coif
  • Tampa Catholic Lawyers Guild

Awards & Recognitions
  • Florida Super LawyersRising Stars, 2015-2019
  • Florida Trend, Legal Elite
    • Up and Comer, 2019

  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • 5k Pro Bono River Run committee
  • Bay Area Legal Service iLawyer volunteer program
  • Tampa Connection, Class of 2018-2019

Articles & Publications
  • “Increasing Private Conservation through Incentive Mechanisms, ” Stanford Journal of Animal Law & Policy
  • “Pleading Scienter: How Tellabs Changed Securities Class Action Litigation,” Florida State University Business Review
  • “U.S. Supreme Court Resolves Split in Circuits by Finding EEOC Duty of Conciliation is Subject to Limited Judicial Review,” Florida Bar Labor & Employment Law Checkoff, August 2015

Presentations & Seminars
  • "Public-Sector Whistleblower Act Claims," Florida Public Employer Labor Relations Association (FEPLRA) 46th Annual Training Conference, February 11, 2020
  • "Employee Speech in the Era of Social Media: Guidance on Discipline, Bargaining & Social Media Policies for Employers," Florida Educational Negotiators Meeting, October 2019
  • "Changes in the Nature of Employment Contracts & Probationary Employment," Florida Educational Negotiators 39th Annual Conference, May 7-9, 2019
  • "Sexual Harassment & Investigations in the #MeToo Movement," Florida Educational Negotiators 39th Annual Conference, May 7-9, 2019
  • “The FLSA:  Donning, Doffing and Beyond,” Annual Florida Public Employer Labor Relations Association (FEPLRA) Training Conferences, February 13, 2019
  • “Drug Testing,” Labor and Employment Law Annual Update and Certification Review, January 17, 2019
  • “Workplace Privacy Issues in 2018:  The Fair Credit Reporting Act, Social Media Concerns, and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act,” Labor and Employment Law Annual Update and Certification Review, January 19, 2018
  •  “Sexual Harassment in Schools,” American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA), December 7, 2018
  • “Responding to an EEOC Investigation,” Florida Public Human Resources Association (FPHRA), July 24, 2018
  • “Arbitration Decisions in Florida Education; Staffing During Hurricanes and Other Disasters,” Florida Educational Negotiators (FEN), May 16, 2018
  • “Responding to an EEOC Investigation,” Annual FPELRA Training Conferences, February 14, 2018
  • “Preventing & Reporting Harassment in the Workplace,” Hillsborough County Aviation Authority (HCAA) Lunch and Learn, November 17, 2017
  • “DOAH Hearings:  The Homework, Documentation, Witnesses and Receiving Recommended Orders,” FEN, October 27, 2017
  • “Hot Topics in Bargaining: EEOC Complaints and Best & Brightest,” FEN, October 27, 2017
  • “Public Sector Employment Liability,” City, County and Local Government Law – Certification Review, May 5, 2016

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