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Columbus: 614-224-4411

David A. Posner

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AttorneysDavid A. Posner
David A. Posner

Commendations

OSBA Certified Specialist
in Employment and Labor Law

OSBA Certified Specialist

Best Lawyers in America©

Ohio: Employment Law – Management (2015 to Present)

Ohio: Litigation – Labor & Employment (2018 to Present)

Best Lawyers in America

Super Lawyers (2012 – 2020)

Super Lawyers

Chambers USA: Recognized Practitioner
Labor & Employment in Ohio (2014 – 2016)

Chambers and Partners Recognized Practitioner

David A. Posner

About David

David Posner has practiced law for over 30 years, representing publicly-traded and privately-owned companies in all aspects of employment litigation, including defense of clients in discrimination/wrongful discharge/retaliation and class/collective action lawsuits (including FLSA exemption classification, off-the-clock work, and regular rate issues), as well as the enforcement and defense of noncompete and trade secret matters. David regularly counsels employers regarding ADA, FMLA, Title VII, ADEA, ERISA, FCRA, USERRA and FLSA compliance. He also has extensive experience negotiating executive employment and severance agreements and with drafting and implementing noncompetition/non-solicitation/confidentiality restrictive covenant agreements. David is a tenacious litigator and advocate who treats clients’ goals and concerns as his own in order to resolve their cases effectively and efficiently. His persistence and determination to win has resulted in long-lasting relationships between David and his clients.

The Ohio State Bar Association has certified David as a Specialist in Employment and Labor Law. Best Lawyers in America© has recognized David in the areas of labor and employment litigation as well as management-side employment law in Ohio, and he is a recognized practitioner in labor and employment law in Ohio by Chambers USA. David also has been named a “Super Lawyer” from 2012 to present. He formerly served as the co-chair of an AmLaw 100 law firm’s national Noncompete and Trade Secrets team.

David serves on the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Jewish Publication Company and is the Chairperson of the Board’s Human Resources Committee. In his free time, David often can be found interacting with customers (and sampling products) at All City Candy, a 6,000 square foot candy store in Richmond Heights, Ohio owned by his wife, Elisabeth. David and Elisabeth have a blended family of six amazing children.

Contact David (dap@zrlaw.com) at 216.696.4441 | Print Profile

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

– Calvin Coolidge


Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    J.D., 1989
  • Indiana University Kelley School of Business
    B.S. in Business Analysis, 1986

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Admissions

  • State: Ohio
  • Federal: United States Supreme Court
  • Federal: U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • Federal: U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • Federal: U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • Federal: U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • Federal: U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Federal: U.S District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • Federal: U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • Federal: U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • Federal: U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina