Daniel Hart is a partner in the Atlanta office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. A member of the Labor & Employment department and the Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud and Non-Compete practice group, he focuses his practice in representing companies in employment-related litigation. Mr. Hart has defended hundreds of lawsuits and investigative matters alleging violations of state and federal employment laws.
Such matters have ranged from individual EEOC charges and single plaintiff lawsuits to class and collective actions brought by thousands of employees. In addition, Dan regularly represents employers in restrictive covenant, trade secret misappropriation, and employee raiding cases throughout the United States, including obtaining permanent injunctive relief on behalf of his clients against former employees and competitors.
Outside the courtroom, Dan provides day-to-day counseling and advice to employers about the various laws affecting the employment relationship, including Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and other state and federal statutes.
A frequent speaker and blogger on trade secrets and non-compete issues, he regularly advises employers on developing strategies for protecting their trade secrets, confidential information, and customer goodwill through the use of restrictive covenants and other practical measures.
Combining his passion for international business with a decade of experience as an employment litigator and counselor, Dan particularly focuses his counseling practice on advising foreign-based companies on the intricacies of U.S. employment, trade secrets, and non-compete law.
- J.D., University of Georgia Law School
- Senior managing editor, Georgia Law Review
- B.A., Presbyterian College, summa cum laude
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