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Daniel P. Hart

Associate

Atlanta
Direct: (404) 885-1500
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Mr. Hart is an associate in the Atlanta office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  A member of the Labor & Employment department, he focuses his practice in all aspects of labor and employment litigation, including race, gender, national origin, age, and disability discrimination claims, wage and hour disputes, and common law tort claims, before various state and federal courts and administrative agencies. In addition, he 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, and other state and federal statutes.

Mr. Hart also regularly advises employers on the enforceability of restrictive covenants in employment agreements and has represented employers in litigation involving breach of restrictive covenants and misappropriation of trade secrets.

Mr. Hart is an associate in the Atlanta office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  A member of the Labor & Employment department, he focuses his practice in all aspects of labor and employment litigation, including race, gender, national origin, age, and disability discrimination claims, wage and hour disputes, and common law tort claims, before various state and federal courts and administrative agencies. In addition, he 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, and other state and federal statutes.

Mr. Hart also regularly advises employers on the enforceability of restrictive covenants in employment agreements and has represented employers in litigation involving breach of restrictive covenants and misappropriation of trade secrets.

Education

  • J.D., University of Georgia Law School (2004)
    magna cum laude
    Senior managing editor, Georgia Law Review
  • B.A., Presbyterian College, summa cum laude (2000)

Admissions

  • Georgia

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern and Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Georgia Superior and State Courts

Affiliations

  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • American Bar Association (Labor and Employment section)

Representative Engagements

  • Represented a large brewing company in an appeal brought by a former employee who alleged Title VII race discrimination; the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed summary judgment for the employer.
  • Represented a Fortune 500 insurance company in an appeal brought by a former employee who alleged retaliation under Title VII and 42 U.S.C. § 1981; the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed summary judgment to the employer.
  • Represented a Fortune 100 telecommunications company in three Fair Labor Standards Act collective actions brought by call center employees, obtaining favorable settlements in two cases and a denial of conditional collective action certification in a third case.
  • Obtained summary judgment for a railroad company in a lawsuit brought by an applicant for employment who alleged disability discrimination and breach of contract.
  • Obtained summary judgment for a railroad company in a lawsuit brought by a demoted manager who alleged age discrimination and retaliation.
  • Obtained summary judgment for a municipality in a lawsuit brought by a former police office who alleged intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent retention and supervision arising from alleged co-worker harassment.
  • Obtained favorable settlement for a publishing company in a lawsuit by a former sales employee who alleged sexual harassment and sex discrimination.

Publications

  • Chapter Author, “Chapter 4 - Defending FLSA Collective Actions - The Motion for Conditional Certifications,” Wage & Hour Collective Class Litigation, ALM Law Journal Press (2012). Definitive treatise on wage and hour litigation.
  • “Protecting Trade Secrets and Confidential Information In Georgia,”  Mercer Law Review (June 17, 2009)
  • Contributor, “Employee Mobility, Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets,” ABA Committee on Business and Corporate Litigation Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation (2009)