Doug’s practice focuses on representing companies in the full range of employment-related litigation, with an emphasis on discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims. He also regularly counsels companies regarding difficult employment decisions, including helping clients protect their competitive interests through restrictive covenant agreements, addressing the impact of social media in the workplace, understanding and navigating wage and hour issues and properly handling employee wage garnishments. Doug regularly advises and represents management in traditional labor relations matters, including arbitrations, unfair labor practice cases, union elections, contract negotiations, strikes and alternative dispute resolution. In addition, he is a member of the firm’s Complex Litigation Group.
Serves as outside employment counsel for national quick-service restaurant.
Successfully defended a major retailer against an EEOC Commissioner’s Charge alleging gender and national origin discrimination.
Successfully defended a senior-level federal agency executive in an investigation by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel.
Worked with unionized companies in addressing various aspects of the collective bargaining agreement.
Successfully defended a sex discrimination case against a major chemical company.
Serves as garnishment counsel for major pest-control company.