Garen E. Dodge

Garen Dodge is a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm's Washington D.C. office.

Mr. Dodge’s diverse practice covers the spectrum of labor and employment litigation. His recent victories include serving as lead counsel in a jury trial alleging defamation in Fairfax, Virginia Circuit Court, obtaining an injunction in DC federal court in a non-compete case, and prevailing in a five day arbitration involving allegations of age and national origin discrimination. Throughout his career, he has served as counsel of record in seminal U.S. Supreme Court and appellate cases as Amicus Curiae. Mr. Dodge advises clients on issues involving privacy, discrimination, background checks, harassment, wage and hour, and occupational safety and health. He assists companies in establishing workplace programs, and trains supervisors and employees on effective personnel policies. He represents clients before Congress and key federal agencies on labor and employment issues, and has testified before agencies such as the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Mr. Dodge is a frequent speaker before industry and other groups on employment topics. He is the author (or co-author) of many publications, including the book Winning the War on Drugs: the Role of Workplace Drug Testing.

Mr. Dodge served as an Attorney-Advisor for the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary, Benefits Review Board from 1982-1985.

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Job Types Partner
Areas of Practice 1) Labor and Employment, 2) Labor and Employment Counseling, 3) Health and Safety Regulations/OSHA, 4) Wage and Hour Regulations, 5) Labor and Employment Litigation, 6) Employee Privacy and Defamation, 7) Sexual Harassment/Employment, 8) Wage and Hour Class Actions and 9) Privacy and Cyb
Law School William & Mary Law School (J.D.,1982)
Education University of Wisconsin, Green Bay (B.A.,1979)
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia State Bar Associations,Virginia State Bar Associations,Wisconsin State Bar Associations
Most recent firm Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
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