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David C. Lindsay

David Lindsay is the managing partner of the firm's Raleigh office, and a partner in the Labor, Employment, and Workplace Safety practice. He 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 has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2013 and is ranked in Chambers USA - North Carolina in the Labor & Employment category. He was named to the 2010 North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars list and has been named to the North Carolina Super Lawyers list since 2013. He also has been 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. In 2021, David became a member of the magazine’s “Legal Elite” Hall of Fame. 

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

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Litigation-Labor and Employment in Raleigh since 2013
  • Named to the North Carolina Super Lawyers list, 2013-2023
  • Recognized by Chambers USA for Labor & Employment in North Carolina, 2013-2024
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Rating, Labor and Employment, Litigation and Administrative Law, 2013-present
  • Legal Elite, Business North Carolina magazine, Employment Law, 2009, 2013-2016, 2018-2019, 2020
  • Legal Elite Hall of Fame, Business North Carolina magazine, Employment Law, 2021-present
  • Named to the North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, 2010
  • BTI Client Service All-Stars, Employment Litigation, 2022
  • 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)
  • “A Journey through Joint Employment in Health Care: Recent Developments and Guidance,” North Carolina Society of Health Care Attorneys annual Meeting, September 2019.
  • “Policies, Practices, and Pitfalls: Internal and External Investigations in the Employment Context,” K&L Gates “Under the Wire” CLE Seminar in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, January 2019.
  • 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
  • "How Health Care Cos. Can Untangle Web Of Vaccine Mandates," Law360, 13 October 2021
  • “The Social Media Epidemic: Managing the Side Effects in the Workplace,” American Health Law Association, 17 March 2021
  • “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, 15 April 2020
  • EEOC Issues Final Regulations on Genetic Discrimination in the Workplace, Employee Relations Law Journal, 01 March 2011
  • Recent Trends In Health Care Wage And Hour Law, Law360, 23 December 2009
  • Complying with the New Expanded FMLA, Law 360, 11 November 2009
  • Managing Risk in These Days of Mental Health Reform, N.C. Providers Council, 01 October 2009
  • Staff Reductions in Tough Times, N.C. Center for Nonprofits, 01 September 2009
  • Beyond Sarbanes-Oxley: State Law Protections in the Era of the Whistleblower, Employee Relations Today, 01 April 2007
  • Zero-Tolerance Policies: When Are They Right for Your Business?, Employment Relations Today, 01 April 2006
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