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Davis+Gilbert LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10019
United States
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Work Department

Labor + Employment




Dan Feinstein, co-chair of the firm’s Labor + Employment Practice Group, is a nationally recognized advisor to companies on a broad range of employment matters. Dan is known for providing practical, cost-effective employment counsel to clients ranging from startups to mid-size companies to large multinationals. His clients include U.S. and global leaders in the advertising and marketing communications, financial services, travel, and hospitality sectors.

Dan forges close relationships with his clients, gaining a clear understanding of their workforce issues and business needs. He provides comprehensive strategic counsel in all areas and at every stage of the employment life cycle, crafting sophisticated legal and operational solutions to the issues they face. From structuring workplace policies and executive compensation plans to providing day-to-day counsel on wage and hour issues, disciplinary actions and terminations, Dan works toward preventing predicaments from getting out of hand.

Dan also negotiates sophisticated employment and separation agreements for businesses and executives, leads investigations into allegations of wrongdoing, and represents clients before regulatory bodies. When issues become contentious, Dan helps clients avoid, resolve and prevail in employment-related disputes. He has obtained numerous favorable federal and state court rulings in cases involving non-compete, misappropriation of trade secrets and related restrictive covenant litigations, as well as in wrongful termination, wage and hour, and race, sex, age, disability and other discrimination cases. He has also achieved successful outcomes through mediation, arbitration and negotiated settlements.

Clients also look to Dan to provide proactive guidance in limiting their risk of liability. He frequently presents interactive preventative management training seminars on employment issues and timely topics such as how to properly investigate harassment and other workplace complaints and how best to handle complex terminations and reductions in forces.


Fordham University, J.D., 1996; Cornell University, B.S., 1992

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Labor and employment > Workplace and employment counseling

Davis+Gilbert LLP‘s labor and employment team advises a large number of clients, with a focus on preventative management, which involves implementing employer/employee education, procedures and documentation, particularly during reductions in workforce and complex terminations. The firm has been successful in a range of employment-related litigation, including cases involving federal and state anti-discrimination laws, WARN Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, state wage and hour laws, ERISA and whistleblower claims. The team is led by New York–based co-chairs Gregg Gilman, who advises blue-chip companies on long-term strategy, and Daniel A Feinstein. Shira Franco, also in New York, often assists food and technology companies.