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Overview

Dave joined Laner Muchin in 2008 as an associate and has been a partner at the Firm since 2013. He regularly litigates substantial-exposure employment litigation matters, including wage and hour class actions as well as discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims.  He also represents and counsels employers in labor relations, including union avoidance strategies, responding to union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining, grievance arbitrations, and labor board hearings.  He also provides, on a nearly daily basis, compliance-related and strategic advice on a broad range of employment issues.  Dave is also active in the Chicago chapter of the Society of Human Resources Managers (SHRM), including hosting monthly roundtables of human resources professionals and speaking regularly at Chicago SHRM conferences and legal updates.

HONORS, MEMBERSHIPS AND PUBLICATIONS

  • Indiana University Honors Program Graduate
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Author, Hubbard v. Greeson: Indiana’s Misapplication of the Tort Sections of the Restatement (Second) of Conflict of Laws, 79 Ind. L.J. 533 (2004)

Experience

Experience

Below are representative samples of the types of matters Dave handles on behalf of Laner Muchin clients:

Defending employers in class action wage and hour matters as well as representing employers undergoing regulatory audits regarding their wage and hour practices.

Defending employers in employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation cases before state and federal courts and administrative agencies.

Representing employers in labor board proceedings, including unfair labor practice, bargaining unit clarification, and similar proceedings.

Conducting corporate investigations on behalf of employers on a broad-range of topics, including investigations of alleged harassment, retaliation, discrimination and other matters.

Providing ongoing employment counseling advice to a variety of clients, including those in the banking and financial, hospitality and restaurant, educational, manufacturing and distribution, logistics, and other industries, as well as not-for-profits, and public entities, including, but not limited to, advising clients on terminations/severances, leave and disability issues, and regulatory compliance, and as drafting employment policies and procedures and employment contracts.

Providing training to executives and managers on a range of employment-related topics including leave and disability, discrimination and harassment, social media, hiring, background checks, effective documentation/discipline practices and a variety of other employment-related topics.

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Education

  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law – Bloomington, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Indiana Law Journal
  • Indiana State University, B.S., Sociology, cum laude

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Central Districts of Illinois
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