David R. Marshall is Of Counsel in the Labor & Employment Practice Group at Locke Lord, LLP. He represents employers in state and federal court proceedings, and before various government administrative agencies, in matters involving claims of employment discrimination, breach of contract, wrongful discharge, and unfair labor practices. Marshall has represented employers in all phases of employment litigation, from preliminary injunction, through pleading and discovery, to trial or summary judgment, as well as in post-judgment appeals. He frequently appears on behalf of employers in grievance arbitrations regarding matters of contract interpretation and employee discipline. He regularly counsels employers concerning compliance with civil rights statutes, labor laws, and workplace regulations. Marshall also assists clients with the formulation of personnel policies and provides training to human resources and operational staff in effective management techniques and litigation avoidance. He periodically advises employers regarding the design and implementation of severance programs that will achieve business objectives in compliance with applicable law.
Marshall began his legal career at the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, DC, where he briefed and argued a variety of unfair labor practice and representation cases in the United States Courts of Appeals throughout the country. In 1983, he entered private practice representing management with Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, practiced for a number of years at Proskauer Rose, and in 1992 founded Marshall & McEvoy, a labor law boutique that was subsequently merged into a predecessor of his current law firm.
David R. Marshall is an Adjunct Professor and Director of the Center for Labor and Employment Law at the Law School.