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David C. Lindsay

David Lindsay focuses his practice on defending employment discrimination lawsuits and class and collective wage and hour actions, advising businesses on complex employee relations issues and assisting clients on international employment matters. He advises clients on questions relating to state and federal employment law, including questions relating to the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and OSHA regulations. As part of his practice, he also regularly enforces covenants not to compete on behalf of employers.

David is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013-2020 and is ranked in Chambers USA - North Carolina in the Labor & Employment category. He has been named a 2010 North Carolina "Rising Star" and a 2013-2018 North Carolina "Super Lawyer" for Employment & Labor Law by SuperLawyers magazine and also was honored in Business North Carolina magazine’s "Legal Elite" in 2009, 2013-2016, and 2018-2020 as one of North Carolina’s top employment attorneys.

Prior to joining the firm, David was a partner at an international law firm located in Raleigh.

  • Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2019-2020
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor Law, 2013-2018
  • Ranked in Chambers USA, Labor & Employment – North Carolina, 2018
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Rating, Labor and Employment, Litigation and Administrative Law, 2013-present
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2010
  • Legal Elite, Business North Carolina magazine, Employment Law, 2009, 2013-2016, 2018-2019, 2020 
  • American Health Law Association, Labor and Employment Practice Group, Vice Chair - Member Engagement
  • American Red Cross Triangle Area Chapter, Board of Directors (2012-2016)
  • Literacy Council of Wake County, Past Vice President, Board Member (2000-2003 and 2004-2008)
  • North Carolina State Bar, Member
  • The Raleigh School, Legal Trustee (2013-2017)
  • Presenter, #MeToo: How the Movement Impacts the Way Your Company Addresses Sexual Harassment, K&L Gates “Under the Wire” CLE Seminar, February 2018
  • Presenter, Ready for 2017? Changing Employment Regulations in a New Political Landscape” K&L Gates “Under the Wire” CLE Seminar, February 2017
  • Presenter, The Obama Legacy – As His Term Wanes, The President Champions Regulatory Changes in the Employment Arena, K&L Gates “Under the Wire” CLE Seminar, February 2016
  • Presenter, Human Resources Law: What You Need to Know, National Business Institute, November 2015
  • Presenter, Beyond the Locker Room: Bullying in the Workplace, January 2014
Additional Thought Leadership Pages
  • “Workplace Violence and the General Duty Clause: Measures Health Care Employers Can Take to Reduce Their Liability and Protect Health Care Workers from Patient Aggression,” American Health Law Association, April 15, 2020
  • EEOC Issues Final Regulations on Genetic Discrimination in the Workplace, Employee Relations Law Journal, March 01, 2011
  • Recent Trends In Health Care Wage And Hour Law, Law360, December 23, 2009
  • Complying with the New Expanded FMLA, Law 360, November 11, 2009
  • Managing Risk in These Days of Mental Health Reform, N.C. Providers Council, October 01, 2009
  • Staff Reductions in Tough Times, N.C. Center for Nonprofits, September 01, 2009
  • Beyond Sarbanes-Oxley: State Law Protections in the Era of the Whistleblower, Employee Relations Today, April 01, 2007
  • Zero-Tolerance Policies: When Are They Right for Your Business?, Employment Relations Today, April 01, 2006
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