David L. Hackett, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department, focuses his practice on representing and counseling employers concerning the full spectrum of labor and employment-related issues. David has represented employers before federal and state courts, arbitration hearings and administrative agencies. He has defended claims of unlawful discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, wage and hour violations, wrongful discharge, unfair labor practices, unemployment compensation, breach of contract and whistleblower complaints, as well as non-compete, non-solicitation and trade secret litigation. He has also assisted employers in opposing unionization efforts and collective bargaining negotiations. In addition to providing daily counsel to employers, David drafts personnel policies, severance agreements, affirmative action policies, employment agreements, covenants not to compete and trade secret agreements. David also assists clients when seeking to interact with government entities and elected officials on the local, state or federal level.