David helps employers avoid costly employment disputes when they can be circumvented, and face down those in which a challenge is inevitable. Skilled in negotiation, dispute resolution and arbitration, employers turn to David with their labor and employment issues, starting with counseling and dispute-avoidance, through successful litigation and closure. A hallmark of his practice is assuring that services are efficient and affordable.
David is known for successfully negotiating cost-effective labor contracts, avoiding strikes, and maintaining positive employee relations. It should come as little surprise that in his youth, prior to law school, David was a president of a union local – a background experience that has served to engender trust and respect among his adversaries, while helping to inform a successful tough-but-fair negotiating approach.
A skilled litigator, David has experience in a wide array of employment discrimination matters, sexual harassment cases, wage-hour and overtime class issues, restrictive covenant cases, contract cases, plant closings, NLRB proceedings and elections, and many other facets of labor and employment law.
His clients include major hospital, health care, and home care employers – union-represented and union-free – women-owned and women-run businesses, as well as employers in industries as diverse as fashion, finance, manufacturing, energy, food service, and transportation. David considers responsiveness, communication and sensitivity to be cornerstones of his practice.