David A. Hughes

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  • Principal at Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • 1155 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 1000, Atlanta, GA 30309-3600
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David Hughes is a Principal in the Atlanta, Georgia, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. After gaining extensive trial experience at a small general practice firm during his first four years following law school, Mr. Hughes has been representing large and small businesses in labor and employment matters for the balance of his career.

Mr. Hughes has represented corporate clients in jury and bench trials throughout the country. Through trial and motion practice, Mr. Hughes has protected the interests of employers in all types of employment discrimination and harassment cases, actions arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), ERISA cases, and in various employment/agency contract and business disputes. Mr. Hughes’s litigation experience includes a vast array of single plaintiff cases, as well as numerous multi-plaintiff cases and class/collective actions.

Mr. Hughes also regularly collaborates with in-house counsel and human resources professionals, and advises them on day-to day issues encompassing all aspects of employment law, including state and federal discrimination statutes and application, wage and hour matters such as job classification and overtime pay, non-compete agreements and enforceability, ADA and FMLA compliance, mass layoff and related issues arising under state/federal WARN acts, and workplace safety. In addition, Mr. Hughes has effectively assisted clients in resolving numerous cases and claims in an expedient and cost-effective manner through mediation or otherwise, including claims brought by the EEOC and the U.S. Department of Labor.

Mr. Hughes has spoken to national audiences of attorneys and HR professionals on topics such as 50-state employment law trends/developments, FLSA class action litigation strategy, pay equity, and ADA compliance. He also provides training to smaller groups of managers or employees at the request of clients.

Mr. Hughes was in the U.S. Air Force and attained the rank of Captain before entering law school.

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

•Everybody Wins! Atlanta, Reading Mentor
•Founding Patron, City Springs Theatre Company (Sandy Springs, GA)

Areas of Practice (5)

  • General Employment Litigation
  • Healthcare
  • Professional Services
  • Retail and Consumer Goods
  • Staffing and Independent Workforce

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
404-586-1832  Phone
(404) 525-1173  Fax
University Attended:
Troy Universtity, M.S., 1987; Vanderbilt University, B.E., 1984
Law School Attended:
Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 1991
Year of First Admission:
2012, Florida - N.D. Fla.; 2012, Tennessee W.D. Tenn.; 2008, Georgia - S.D. Ga.; 2008, Michigan - E.D. Mich.; 1997, Georgia - M.D. Ga.; 1997, Georgia - N.D. Ga.; 2002, Tennessee - E.D. Tenn.; 2003, Arkansas - W.D. Ark.; 2006, U.S. Supreme Court; 2016, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals; 2008, West Virginia; 1991, Tennessee; 1996, Arkansas; 1997, Georgia; 2008, West Virginia - S.D. W. Va.; 2003, Arkansas - E.D. Ark.; 1992, Tennessee - M.D. Tenn.

Professional Associations and Activities

•American Bar Association
•Georgia State Bar Association
•Tennessee State Bar Association
•West Virginia Bar Association


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