Don provides clients with representation and counsel on a broad range of employment matters. He has extensive experience handling issues pertaining to employment contracts, wage and hour disputes, employment discrimination, disability accommodations, retaliation, wrongful discharge claims, family and medical leave, defamation, and whistleblower rights.
Don has provided representation in litigation as well as alternative dispute resolution processes, and has negotiated a number of very favorable pre-litigation settlements for his clients. He has also defended employers before administrative agencies.
He has significant experience reviewing, negotiating, drafting, and counseling employers and executives on employment contracts, including employment agreements, consultant agreements, and non-competition agreements.
In addition, he works with companies to review and revise their employment policies and handbooks, train managers and employees on anti-harassment and other employment policies, and conduct internal investigations related to discrimination, wage and hour, and employment misconduct issues.
Prior to joining Mintz, Don was a senior associate at a law firm in Washington, DC and an associate for a boutique employment law firm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He has also worked for a North Carolina law firm specializing in bankruptcy matters.