David E. Renner is an Associate in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He represents and counsels employers in a wide variety of employment matters, including anti-discrimination and equal employment opportunity policies, restrictive covenant matters, affirmative action planning, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) audits and investigations, and wage and hour audits and litigation.
Mr. Renner additionally guides employers through Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) employment discrimination charges and litigation and provides counsel regarding federal, state, and local law compliance, including matters related to hiring, workplace investigations, employee discipline and discharge, policies and procedures, and wage and hour matters.
Mr. Renner's experience includes management of OFCCP and federal contractor employment matters, including affirmative action planning, audits, investigations, and general counseling and compliance. He has also represented employers in discrimination matters, including multi-party charges, before the EEOC and Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC). He has significant experience litigating and counseling clients on employee/employer restrictive covenant matters, including enforcement of non-competes, post-employment solicitation of employees or customers, and confidentiality agreements.
While in law school, Mr. Renner was a National Quarter Finalist (2010) at the National Trial Competition. He served in the Duquesne Law Review and received the Shalom Moot Court Award for Outstanding Trial Advocacy.
Pro Bono and Community Involvement
•Sarah Heinz House, Associate Board of Directors
•Tri-Rivers Heritage Foundation, Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors
• 'Pay Per Visit' and the Litigation Risk for Home Health Care Organizations, AHLA Labor & Employment Newsletter (June 2015) [Author]
Speeches and Presentations
•“The OFCCP & Affirmative Action Planning: What Every Employer Needs to Know, ” Pennsylvania Bar Institute - Employment Law Institute - West (November 2013) (presenter)
February 2, 2016
Defend Trade Secrets Act - Congress Tries Again
February 2, 2016
The Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”), S. 1890, which would provide federal jurisdiction for the theft of trade secrets, has moved out of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee with bi-partisan support. With this procedural hurdle cleared, the DTSA is now in the hands of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Should he bring...
November 25, 2015
Consideration Required to Bind Existing Employees to Noncompetes, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Holds
November 25, 2015
An employee is not bound by a noncompete agreement signed during the course of his employment if he was not offered additional consideration, even though the agreement expressly stated the parties “intend to be legally bound, ” the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has held in a 4-1 decision. Socko v. Mid-Atlantic Systems of CPA, Inc...
Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Report
Congress Tries Again - The Defend Trade Secrets Act
February 3, 2016
Jackson Lewis attorneys Peter R. Bulmer, A. Robert Fischer, Michael S. Kantor, and David E. Renner have prepared a detailed update on the firm's website on the status of a bill in Congress which would create a federal trade secrets law, known as the Defend Trade Secrets Act. Stay tuned for further developments!
By Peter R. Bulmer, A. Robert Fischer, David E. Renner and Michael Kanto