L. Dale Owens: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

L. Dale Owens

Shareholder
Atlanta,  GA  U.S.A.
Phone404-586-1838

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Practice Areas

  • Class Actions and Complex Litigation
  • Corporate Governance and Internal Investigations
  • Airline and Airline Service Providers
  • Food Processing and Manufacturing
  • Health Care
  • Transportation and Warehousing
 
University Emory University, B.A., English, 1975
 
Law SchoolEmory University School of Law, J.D., with distinction, 1978
 
AdmittedU.S. Supreme Court; 4th Circuit Court of Appeals; 7th Circuit Court of Appeals; 8th Circuit Court of Appeals; 9th Circuit Court of Appeals; 11th Circuit Court of Appeals; Georgia; Georgia - M.D. Ga; Georgia - N.D. Ga; Illinois - N.D. Ill; Texas - N.D. Tex; Wisconsin - E.D. Wis; U.S. Court of Appeals, DC Circuit
 
Memberships 

Professional Associations and Activities

•American Bar Association
•Atlanta Bar Association
•fellow of the Georgia Bar Foundation
Georgia Bar Journal, Former Editor-in-Chief
•Lawyers Club of Atlanta
•Georgia State Bar Association

 
Born1954
 
Biography

L. Dale Owens is a Shareholder in the Atlanta, Georgia, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has represented employers in all types of employment litigation.

Mr. Owens defends employers in multi-plaintiff and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act, as well as Rule 23 class actions. He also defends employers against discrimination claims (race, sex, age, religion, and national origin), as well as claims of sexual harassment, hostile environment, and retaliation. Mr. Owens defends employers in contract disputes, shareholder and fiduciary claims relating to executive terminations, Sarbanes-Oxley and other whistleblower claims, and restrictive covenant issues.

Honors and Recognitions

Georgia Trend, Legal Elite (2012, 2014)

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

•Deerfield Homeowners Association, Former President
•St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church - Vice Chairman of Rector Nominating Committee, 2003; Senior Warden, 2001; Vestry, 1999-2001; Co-Chair, Annual Bazaar, 1998

Publications

January 23, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Supports Whistleblower Claim of Employee Fired for Leaking Sensitive Information

January 23, 2015

Strictly construing the Whistleblower Protection Act (“WPA”) against the employer (here, the government) and in favor of the employee, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled a federal air marshal's whistleblower claim may proceed even though he had leaked confidential air security plans to the media in apparent violation of a...

March 11, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Expands Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Provisions to Private Employers

March 11, 2014

Privately owned companies, in addition to publicly traded companies, may be subject to whistleblower liability under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX), the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a 6-3 decision. Lawson v. FMR LLC, No. 12-3 (Mar. 4, 2014). The Court held private company employees, in certain circumstances, are entitled to the...

February 24, 2014

Federal Safety and Health Agency Releases Rules on Food Safety Whistleblower Claims

February 24, 2014

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued interim final rules for handling employment retaliation complaints under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that will make it more difficult for employers to defend themselves against food safety-related whistleblower claims. OSHA will be accepting public comments on...

Blog Posts

Corporate Compliance & White Collar Advisor
SEC Announces Record Whistleblower Award Of Over $30 Million
September 25, 2014

On September 22, 2014 the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it would pay a Dodd-Frank Act (DFA) whistleblower award of $30 to $35 million to an anonymous foreign tipster.

By L. Dale Owens

 
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U.S. Supreme Court Supports Whistleblower Claim of Employee Fired for Leaking Sensitive Information
Richard J. Cino,David R. Jimenez,L. Dale Owens, March 27, 2015
Strictly construing the Whistleblower Protection Act (“WPA”) against the employer (here, the government) and in favor of the employee, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled a federal air marshal’s whistleblower claim may proceed even though he had leaked confidential air security plans...


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L. Dale Owens

1155 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 1000
AtlantaGA 30309-3600




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