David B. Wilson (“Dave”) is a founding partner of the firm and has spent nearly three decades defending employers in employment, wage and hour, and general commercial disputes in the state and federal courts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Dave also defends employers in related administrative proceedings before the MCAD, the New Hampshire Human Rights Commission, and various federal and state agencies on matters ranging from wrongful termination, sexual harassment, workplace violence, privacy, discrimination, non-competition and defamation to wage and hour disputes. In 2015 Dave was recognized by his peers as Lawyer of the Year 2015 by Best Lawyers in America for his work in Litigation – Labor and Employment. In 2018 he was again recognized by his peers as Lawyer of the Year 2018 by Best Lawyers in America for his work in Labor and Employment – Management.
Dave spends a significant amount of his time acting as a business partner with his clients, counseling and training them in all areas of employment relations law. Dave also has an acute interest in the intersection between technology, the law and the workplace and has written and presented extensively on social media and hidden cameras in the workplace. He is a MCAD certified trainer in Preventing Harassment in the Workplace and Preventing Discrimination in the Workplace and has served on the faculty for the MCAD certification course.
Dave is a member of HRW’s Data Security Team, which was formed to develop a comprehensive approach to the new data security statutes and regulations (M.G.L. ch. 93H, 93I, 201 C.M.R. 17.00, et seq.) including developing programs for compliance, speaking and training on the subject, and monitoring and participating in relevant legislative activities.
Employment and Discrimination Litigation
Dave spent his year after graduation (1982-83) as the “Green Dean” in the Amherst College Admission Office where he helped recruit and pick the class of 1987. He spent the summer before law school with a chain saw clearing forests for roads. Dave practiced in the Labor and Employment group at Robinson & Cole LLP from 1993 to 2008 as an associate and for the last 8 years as an equity partner. Prior to that Dave was an associate at Harrison & Maguire, P.C.