Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
David is a partner in our Labor & Employment Practice Group. He represents employers in state and federal court proceedings, and before various government administrative agencies, in matters involving claims of employment discrimination, breach of contract, wrongful discharge, and unfair labor practices.
David has represented employers in all phases of employment litigation, from preliminary injunction, pleading and discovery through trial or summary judgment, as well as in post-judgment appeals.
- David frequently appears on behalf of employers in grievance arbitrations regarding matters of contract interpretation and employee discipline.
- He regularly counsels employers concerning compliance with civil rights statutes, labor laws, and workplace regulations.
- David also assists clients with the formulation of personnel policies and provides training to human resources and operational staff in effective management techniques and litigation avoidance.
- When workforce re-structuring is necessary, he advises employers regarding the design and implementation of severance programs that will achieve business objectives in compliance with applicable law.
Recent Speaking Engagements and Publications
- "ACT NOW To Ensure Compliance With The New York Wage Theft Prevention Act," co-author, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge Client Advisory, April 2011.
- "Supreme Court Expands Protected Activity Under the FLSA," co-author, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge Client Advisory, March 2011.
- "Employers May Face Claims for GPS Tracking of Employees," co-author, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge Labor & Employment Bulletin, Winter 2008.
- "Stopping Employees In Their Tracks: GPS Tracking Of Employees," co-author, Mealey's Litigation Report: Employment Law, Vol. 4, #3, October 2007.
- "Reducing the Risk of Whistleblower Complaints," co-author, Risk Management Magazine, November 2006.
"Doing Business in New York Gets More Expensive in 2005," Edwards & Angell, LLP Client Update, January 2005.
Before Edwards Wildman
David began his legal career at the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C., where he briefed and argued a variety of unfair labor practice and representation cases in the United States Courts of Appeals throughout the country. In 1983, he entered private practice representing management with Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, practiced for a number of years at Proskauer Rose, and in 1992 founded Marshall & McEvoy, a labor law boutique that he and his partner brought to the Firm's New York office in 2004.