- Labor & Employment
- Workforce Change
- Systemic Employment Litigation
- Employment Counseling & Litigation
- Labor-Management Relations & Labor Disputes
- Noncompetition Agreements & Trade Secrets
- Life Sciences
- Private Investment Funds
- International Labor and Employment
- Advertising, Consumer Protection, & Privacy
- Life Sciences and Healthcare
The American Lawyer Magazine's Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment Law Finalist 2004, Winner 2006, Finalist 2008, Finalist 2010, and Finalist 2012
Listed in the highest tier for National Labor and Employment Practice in Chambers USA 2013
Named a top 5 firm for employment in BTI's Litigation Outlook 2014 report
Ranked in the top tier by The Legal 500 for Labor and Employment Litigation, ERISA Litigation, Labor-Management Relations, and Workplace and Employment Counseling (2012)
Ranked, National Tier 1: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor & Employment by U.S. News and Best Lawyers (2011-2012)
Ranked #1 for "Most Prestigious" Labor and Employment Practice, Vault 2012 Associate Survey
Ranked, National Tier 1: Labor Law - Management, U.S. News and Best Lawyers (2010)
Ranked "#1 Most Active Law Firm" globally, based on the number of private equity funds worked on for limited and general partners, by Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst (2013)
Ranked, National Tier 1: Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law, U.S. News and Best Lawyers (2013)
honors + affiliations
Recipient, The M.H. Goldstein Memorial Award for Excellence in the Field of Labor Law
- New York
- New Jersey
David A. McManus is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice and is the practice group leader for the Labor and Employment Practice in New York. Mr. McManus counsels and represents employers in a wide array of industries in labor and employment law matters, arising under federal, state, and local statutes, including Title VII, ADEA, ADA, FLSA, and the FMLA. He regularly represents employers in employment disputes litigated in federal and state courts, as well as various arbitral forums.
Mr. McManus is co-chair of the Labor and Employment Workforce Change Subpractice Group. He regularly counsels clients in a broad range of workforce change matters in the United States and internationally, including corporate restructuring, reductions in force, corporate transactions, and outsourcing. Mr. McManus also has experience representing employers in connection with labor and employment issues arising in the context of executive hirings and dismissals, leaves of absence, employment-related defamation, data privacy, trade secret and restrictive covenant enforcement actions, confidential workplace investigations, and other workplace related personnel issues. Mr. McManus regularly counsels and defends employers on whistleblower claims under both federal and state law. His experience also includes labor relations matters under the NLRA, including corporate campaigns, collective bargaining, grievance arbitrations, unfair labor practice charges, strikes, picketing, and union organizing campaigns.
From New York, Mr. McManus is part of our cross-practice Global Workforce team that provides integrated cross-border advice, counseling, and strategic planning across the spectrum of labor, employment, benefits, and immigration issues.
Mr. McManus is a contributing author to Getting the Deal Through — Labour and Employment, an annual series of deskbooks that provide international analysis in key areas of employment law and policy for corporate counsel, cross-border legal practitioners, and global team leaders. Mr. McManus has authored feature chapters in Getting the Deal Through — Labour and Employment 2012.
Mr. McManus is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.
- University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1992, J.D.
- University of Virginia, 1989, B.A.