David Durham is a partner in DLA Piper's Employment group. He represents employers in such industries as solid waste, construction, sharing economy, health care, food service, hotel, newspapers, radio and television and live entertainment.

He has extensive experience in union organizing drives and election campaigns in a variety of industries, including related NLRB work and collateral litigation. Mr. Durham has also handled large, nationwide corporate campaigns, related NLRB charges and collateral litigation. For unionized employers, he has negotiated literally hundreds of collective bargaining agreements with such unions as the Teamsters, SEIU, IAM, CWA, AFTRA and others. He has extensive experience advising employers strategic matters involving labor unions, including outsourcing as well as strike preparation, strike management, lockouts and permanent replacement situations.

Mr. Durham has also defended employers in numerous unfair labor practice cases before the NLRB in a variety contexts as well as 10 (j) and 10 (l) injunctive proceedings and 10 (k) jurisdictional disputes. He also has extensive experience in the Federal Court of Appeals regarding labor matters, including some of the most significant cases coming out of the Obama Board.

In addition to his extensive labor experience, Mr. Durham also advises and defends employers in wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, unfair competition, trade secret and compensation disputes. As part of his practice, Mr. Durham also advises employers on day to day employment matters such as discipline and discharge, and provides strategic counselling on outsourcing, regaining management prerogatives and change resulting from industry disruption such as international competition and automation. He advises on acquisitions and dispositions, particularly when one or more of the entities is unionized and advises non-union employers regarding vulnerability assessments and planning.

Mr. Durham also advises employers on mergers and acquisitions transactions involving unionized employers, including risks and opportunities created by the transaction.