David A. Grant represents clients in wage and hour matters and investigations, unfair labor practice charges and hearings, collective bargaining negotiations, litigation, mediation, and arbitration.
With 35 years of experience, he navigates clients through all aspects of labor and employment law, with the goal of zealously representing clients while promoting respectful and dignified treatment of all individuals in the workplace.
David looks to develop a deep understanding of his clients’ businesses to help anticipate and prevent workplace disputes before they arise. David is the former national leader of the firm’s Employment Group. He is a frequent speaker on wage and hour and other employment law issues.
He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America© in Washington, D.C., in employment law, labor law and litigation. He is a contributor to BakerHostetler’s Employment Class Action blog, offering commentary on recent class action decisions and trends affecting employers.
- Represents a military government contractor in employment law matters, including issues arising at the intersection of the National Labor Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Service Contract Act.
- Represented a security company faced with public picketing and unfair labor practice charges initiated by a major East Coast labor union. No administrative complaint ensued from these charges; the picketing proceeded peacefully with no disruption of the company’s business.
- Represented a Fortune 500 company in a surprise unannounced investigation by the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor of the company’s payroll practices and federal wage and hour compliance. At the conclusion of the investigation, the agency investigator expressed appreciation for the company’s professionalism.
- With diplomatic counseling, worked through highly sensitive workplace conduct issues at an employer in the public eye. The situation was resolved quietly and amicably with no adverse publicity.
- Defended a transportation employer in federal district court litigation implicating alleged race, national origin and disability discrimination. The matter was resolved in mediation for far less than the defense costs.
- J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1978
- A.B., Bowdoin College, 1975, summa cum laude
- U.S. Supreme Court, 1994
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1979
- U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 1987
- U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 1994
- District of Columbia, 1978
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