David Dubberly is an award-winning attorney who chairs Nexsen Pruet’s Employment and Labor Law Group and co-chairs the firm’s International Law Team. In a career of almost three decades, he has built a strong track record rooted in determination and ingenuity and has become a go-to attorney for companies seeking legal counsel in compliance matters, defense of government investigations, litigation, and mediation and arbitration.
Delivering Solutions for Complex Employment Matters
David focuses on providing clients with the tools and insights they need to expose potential issues on the front end and shape appropriate responses to keep possible disputes from becoming a reality. When problems do occur, David draws upon his litigation experience to aggressively seek favorable outcomes through mediation, arbitration, and trial.
David is certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a Specialist in Employment and Labor Law. He is well-versed in matters involving:
An Intuitive Approach to International Law
- Trade secrets;
- Non-compete agreements;
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigations;
- Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation;
- Wage and hour disputes;
- Employment, severance, and other related agreements; and
- Immigration compliance.
In addition to his employment and labor law practice, David co-leads the firm’s International Law attorneys, who routinely help clients minimize the risks and maximize the opportunities associated with doing business globally. The team advises clients on a number of matters, from economic development and business transactions to tax law, investigations, litigation and arbitration, and immigration compliance.
David has experience negotiating sales, supply, manufacturing, joint venture, distribution, agency, licensing, and other related agreements. He also handles disputes related to international commercial agreements.
Court Admissions — U.S. Court of International Trade
U.S. Courts of Appeals
Fourth, Sixth, and Federal Circuits
Coreno v. Baker Material Handling Corp. — Represented employer in ERISA and breach of contract case; summary judgment affirmed by Sixth Circuit.
Summit Group, Inc. v. Tradewinds International Airlines, Inc. — Won dismissal of lawsuit based on international contract.
Walczak v. Glovia International, Inc. — Won summary judgment for employer in payment of wages and breach of contract case.
Grant Allendale Inc. and Harkins v. J.M. Huber Corporation and Huber Engineered Woods, LLC — Won TRO for employer in non-compete and trade secrets case.
White v. Sport Clips Haircuts — Represented employer in discrimination and defamation case; summary judgment affirmed by Fourth Circuit.