David Wayne Long Daniels

Known for his creative approaches to difficult, high-stakes cases, David Long-Daniels, Co-Chair of the firm's Global Labor & Employment Practice and Chair of the Atlanta Labor & Employment Practice, represents clients across the country in complex labor and employment matters.

David’s practice includes the representation of clients in claims under the Fair Labor Standard Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans With Disabilities Act, civil rights cases, and other federal and state labor and employment matters. A particular focus of David’s practice is representing corporations in class and collective actions. David has defeated class certification in many cases and has tried labor and employment cases in jurisdictions across the United States.

David has taught labor and employment as an Adjunct Law Professor at both the University of Alabama School of Law and the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. David has also written for the Defense Research Institute and has been quoted in The National Law Journal on current legal matters. He has served as a moderator on the in-house and outside counsel relationships and other seminars for the National Bar Association.

Prior to focusing on employment matters, David practiced general commercial litigation, and continues to do so regularly. David’s commercial litigation experience includes insurance coverage and bad-faith disputes, breach of contract and warranty claims, and franchisor-franchisee disputes. David has tried more than 50 jury trials and approximately 20 bench trials and arbitrations. David has frequently been hired by companies to step in and try cases that have gotten past summary judgment with other law firms. He has even had to try a couple of cases without the benefit of discovery.

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Areas of Practice 1) Labor & Employment, 2) Litigation and 3) Education
Law School J.D., cum laude, Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, 1990
Admitted Year 1990
Education M.P.A., Valdosta State University, 1985; B.S., Culverhouse College of Commerce & Business Administration, The University of Alabama, 1982
Bar Member / Association State Bar of Georgia, State Bar of Alabama, Supreme Court of Alabama, Supreme Court of Georgia, Supreme Court of the United States, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
Most recent firm Greenberg Traurig LLP
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