Dan Guttman represents private and public entities in a variety of litigation, traditional labor, internal investigation, and risk management matters. His clients range from Fortune 500 companies to entrepreneurs to sophisticated political subdivisions. He currently serves as retained general or special counsel for several clients, advising on both transactional and day-to-day issues. Within the firm, Dan serves as the Hiring Partner and Business Development Leader of the Columbus office.
Dan's engagements include protecting important business interests involving noncompetes and trade secrets, handling sensitive internal investigations involving discrimination, harassment, and retaliation allegations, as well as high-stakes litigated matters such as class action defense. Dan has extensive traditional labor experience. He serves as lead spokesperson at the collective bargaining table and represents management in grievance hearings, unfair labor practice hearings, and organizational campaigns. Dan's practice also involves transactional matters, such as strategic counseling on employment, employee benefit issues affecting merger and acquisition targets, and employment contract and separation package negotiations. He regularly advises in-house counsel and human resources professionals on a wide variety of issues, including compliance assessments before problems arise. Dan is named in The Best Lawyers in America© for Litigation – Labor and Employment.