Known for his creative approaches to difficult, high-stakes cases, David Long-Daniels is Co-Chair of the firm's Global Labor & Employment Practice and Co-Chair of the Labor & Employment Practice’s Complex Employment Litigation & Trials group. He represents clients across the United States in complex labor and employment matters. David has tried more than 50 jury trials and approximately 20 bench trials and arbitrations. He is recognized as a leading defense trial attorney for bet-the-company cases and is frequently named among the very best trial attorneys in Georgia. David handles complex litigation matters of importance, often with sizable monetary values throughout the country.
David's practice includes the representation of clients in corporate espionage cases and in cases asserting claims under the Fair Labor Standard Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans With Disabilities Act, various whistleblower statutes, and other federal and state civil rights and labor and employment matters. A particular focus of David’s practice is representing corporations in class and collective actions. He is also a veteran of the United States Air Force and often litigates USERRA issues. David has defeated class certification in many cases and has tried labor and employment cases in many jurisdictions across the United States.
David has taught labor and employment as an Adjunct Law Professor at both the University of Alabama School of Law and the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. David has also written for the Defense Research Institute, has been quoted in The National Law Journal on current legal matters, and his cross examination has been featured on ABC's "20/20" program. He has served as a moderator on the in-house and outside counsel relationships and other seminars for the National Bar Association.
- Trial lawyer
- Labor and employment
- Class actions
- Collective actions
- Employment hiring criteria (validation litigation)
- Constitutional litigation
- Harassment litigation
- Corporate governance litigation
- ERISA litigation
- Commercial litigation
- Franchisee arbitrations
- Breach of commercial contract and warranty actions
- Wrongful death actions
- Corporate espionage actions