ATLANTA, GA (August 20, 2013) - Jackson Lewis LLP, one of the country’s largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce David A. Hughes has joined the firm’s Atlanta office as Partner.  Prior to coming to Jackson Lewis, David was a Partner at Ogletree Deakins, where he concentrated his practice on employment law counseling and litigation.

“I am very pleased to welcome David to our talented and expanding Atlanta team,” said David Gordon, Managing Partner of Jackson Lewis’ Atlanta office.  “David is a skilled employment litigator and advisor, and I am confident his expertise will enhance our ability to serve our clients both locally and nationally.”

Mr. Hughes has over 20 years of employment law counseling and litigation experience,  including jury and bench trials before state and federal courts throughout the country.  He has successfully litigated both single and multi-plaintiff cases and class actions involving a wide range of employment law claims.  Mr. Hughes also regularly advises clients on wage and hour issues, ADA and FMLA compliance, state and federal discrimination statutes, and non-compete agreements.

In addition to his employment counseling and litigation practice, Mr. Hughes offers training to large and small client groups on employment law topics.  He also regularly presents on employment law including the interplay between the ADA, FMLA and workers’ compensation law.

Mr. Hughes has earned Martindale Hubbell’s “AV” rating from his peers.  He is admitted to practice in Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas and West Virginia, as well as numerous federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.  Mr. Hughes received both his undergraduate degree and J.D. from Vanderbilt University. 

Last month, Evan Rosen joined the firm’s Atlanta office as a Partner from Epstein Becker.  In 2013, Jackson Lewis’ Atlanta office was named the Law Firm Litigation Department of the Year for labor and employment in a survey conducted by the American Lawyer publication, the Daily Report.

The Atlanta office can be reached by calling (404) 525-8200.

About Jackson Lewis

Founded in 1958, Jackson Lewis, dedicated to representing management exclusively in workplace law, is one of the fastest growing workplace law firms in the U.S., with 750 attorneys practicing in 54 locations nationwide. We have a wide-range of specialized practice areas, including: Affirmative Action and OFCCP Planning and Counseling; Disability, Leave and Health Management; Employee Benefits Counseling and Litigation; Immigration; Labor and Preventive Practices; General Employment Litigation, including Class Actions, Complex Litigation and e-Discovery; Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition; Wage and Hour Compliance; Workplace Safety and Health and Corporate Diversity Counseling. In addition, Jackson Lewis provides advice nationally in other workplace law areas, including: Reductions in Force, WARN Act; Corporate Governance and Internal Investigations; Drug Testing and Substance Abuse Management; International Employment Issues; Management Education; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Public Sector Representation; Government Relations; Collegiate and Professional Sports; and Privacy, Social Media and Information Management.

For the 11th consecutive year, Jackson Lewis has been recognized for delivering client service excellence to the world’s largest corporations, once again earning a spot on the BTI Client Service A-Team. Jackson Lewis has also been recognized by in-house counsel in a comprehensive survey by BTI Consulting Group as both a “Powerhouse” and “Standout” in employment litigation. In addition, Jackson Lewis is ranked in the First Tier nationally in the category of Labor and Employment Litigation, as well as in both Employment Law and Labor Law on behalf of Management in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers ® “Best Law Firms,” and is recognized by Chambers and Legal 500. As an “AmLaw 100” firm, Jackson Lewis has one of the most active employment litigation practices in the United States, with a current caseload of over 6,500 litigations and approximately 415 class actions. And finally, Jackson Lewis is a charter member of L & E Global Employers’ Counsel Worldwide, an alliance currently of 15 workplace law firms in 15 countries.  Additional information about the firm can be found at