D.J. represents businesses in a variety of employment-related litigation cases, including discrimination and wage-and-hour claims, before state and federal agencies and courts. He has worked with companies in a broad variety of industries, including technology companies and franchises. D.J. also advises employers on creating appropriate employee policies and procedures and the best way to communicate those policies with workers.

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D.J. represents businesses and individuals in a range of sophisticated business disputes, including litigation involving the False Claims Act , securities, real estate, and shareholder disputes.

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D.J. represents executives and companies who are under criminal or regulatory scrutiny concerning their business practices. He has extensive experience conducting sensitive internal investigations for companies, big and small, in a wide-range of practice areas, including banking, health care, and securities.

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As part of his criminal and civil litigation practice, D.J. regularly represents individuals and corporations from a variety of industries, including the health care, construction, and technology sectors, in claims asserted under the False Claims Act.

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Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Employment Law - Management (2019)

Recognized in North Carolina Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) as a “Rising Star” in Business Litigation (2012)

North Carolina Bar Association Leadership Academy, Inaugural Class (2011)

Member, Greensboro Police Community Review Board (2016-present)

Member, Board of Directors, Greensboro Rotary Club (2015-present)

Member, Board of Trustees, AbolitionNC (2017-present)

Member, Our Lady of Grace Church Finance Council (2015-present)

Secretary, Federal Bar Association, Middle District of North Carolina Chapter (2016-present)

Youth Soccer Coach (YMCA) (2012-present)

Member, Board of Directors, HandyCapable Network, Inc. (2013-2016)

Member, Labor & Employment Law Section, North Carolina Bar Association

Member, Labor & Employment Law and Litigation Sections, American Bar Association

Member, Chief Justice Joseph Branch Inn of Court (2003-06, 2008-10)

It’s easy for lawyers to tell their clients they can’t do something. It is almost as if we are trained to say no. I try to be a lawyer who is constantly looking for creative ways to help clients accomplish their business goals while minimizing legal risks.

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