Dane Steffenson is an experienced employment litigator, with insight into the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) enforcement strategies, policies and procedures.
The firm's practice is focused on issues involving Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violations and ensuing investigations and litigation. Attorney Dane Steffenson has substantial litigation experience with Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) issues involving providers and compliance, as well as a wide range of wage and hour law issues.
Decades Of DOL Litigation Experience
Dane Steffenson was a senior trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) for nearly two decades, representing its various enforcement agencies in the Atlanta Solicitor's Office.
In this role, he received the DOL's top national award for litigation excellence. This experience provides him with knowledge of how investigations by the department are conducted and the trial strategies they use during investigation and litigation.
Encompassing A Broad Spectrum Of Employment Law
He served as lead counsel on hundreds of employment law cases, including numerous trials and mediations that involved complex issues under ERISA, Fair Labor Standards Act, OSHA, Service Contract Act, H1-B and various whistleblower statutes.
He advised top officials and local managers at the department's enforcement agencies on local and national policies and procedures, investigation and pre-litigation issues, and enforcement, litigation and settlement strategies.
He also trained attorneys and investigators with the DOL, allowing him to provide insights into likely conduct by the department and allowing him to anticipate enforcement and litigation strategies by the agencies.
Sophisticated Trial Management Experience
Mr. Steffenson also has extensive experience in all aspects of case preparation. This is crucial for managing complex issues involving participants and complex document requests. He is adept at developing and executing litigation strategy; drafting effective discovery documents, motions, and briefs; and negotiating settlements that protect his clients' interests.
Assistance With Business Disputes
With more than two decades of employment litigation experience, he provides both the big-picture point of view for disputes as well as the meticulous, detailed perspective needed during litigation. If you have issues implicating employment law issues, he can provide knowledgeable guidance.
Disputes can be expensive to any business, both from the expense and the distraction. He understands this and provides cost-effective counsel to help you resolve disputes as efficiently as possible.