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David Garner

Associate

222 South Main Street, Suite 2200, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

David counsels clients across a range of industries on complex commercial litigation and employment law matters.

Leveraging his experience in depositions, hearings, mediations, and other discovery processes, David develops pragmatic legal strategies. He represents clients in state and federal court, and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Utah Antidiscrimination and Labor Division (UALD). He has guided clients through the administrative process preparing clients for the investigator interviews and all client filings. David provides skilled research analysis into specific applications of legal precedents, offering clients tailored solutions in professional liability, breach of contract, and business tort matters.

David previously served as a federal judicial extern for Chief Judge Karen K. Caldwell of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. He worked as an associate at an AmLaw 100 firm prior to joining Holland & Hart.

Experience

Employment Litigation
  • Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation (federal/state/local law)
  • Breach of Contract
  • Employment-related Torts
  • Defamation
  • Wrongful Discharge/Whistleblower
HR Counseling, Compliance, and Risk Management
  • Accommodations, Disabilities, Leaves
  • Employment Policies, Handbooks, and Manuals
  • Employment/Severance Agreements
  • Employee Misconduct
  • Hiring, Discipline, Performance Evaluations, and Terminations
  • Internal Investigations
  • OSHA, Workplace Safety, and Emergency Response
  • Pay Practices and Independent Contractors
  • Policy Violations
  • Workplace Privacy and Data Security
Unfair Competition
  • Noncompete and Restrictive Covenant Agreements
  • Trade Secret Protection/Enforcement
Union Issues
  • Determining Bargaining Units
  • Grievances and Arbitrations
  • Negotiating Collective Bargaining Agreements
  • Responding to Strikes and Picketing
  • Union Elections
  • Unfair Labor Practice Charges (ULPs)
Wage and Hour Compliance
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Response to Government Investigations

Education

Bar Admissions

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