Throughout his career, David has represented management in all aspects of labor and employment law. A significant part of his practice is representing management in labor contract negotiations, unfair labor practice proceedings, labor grievances and arbitrations, and responses to union organizing efforts. David also regularly defends employers in employment litigation involving discrimination and wrongful discharge, including sex, age, race and disability discrimination actions. In addition, he has extensive experience in representing employers in complex occupational safety and health proceedings, wage and hour proceedings and covenants not to compete litigation. As a partner in Husch Blackwell’s Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation Industry unit, he represents businesses in the manufacturing, technology and transportation industries; in addition, he has extensive experience in representing commercial construction, financial, food and insurance companies, as well as employers in the healthcare industry.
David represents clients before the U.S. Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, as well as in state and federal courts.
David also advises employers on compliance with employment and labor laws. In this capacity, he counsels businesses on labor and employment issues that arise in connection with reductions in workforces, acquisitions, sales, mergers, plant closings and relocations. David also prepares executive employment agreements, confidentiality and noncompete agreements, consulting and independent contractor agreements, and employment policies, as well as termination and exit incentive plans and documents. In addition, he prepares affirmative action programs and represents management in audits of such programs by federal, state and local governmental agencies; develops and conducts training sessions for supervisors and managerial employees; and develops procedures to comply with state and federal family and medical leave laws, the Americans With Disabilities Act and workers’ compensation laws.