Dan has represented companies in more than 100 labor and employment civil suits in federal and state courts and in more than 150 labor arbitration hearings. He has appeared in oral arguments in 15 cases before the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and has also appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court. 

In addition to his representation, Dan provides counsel to employers on a variety of labor-related issues, including union contract negotiations and union organizational campaigns. 

The 2017 Chambers USA guide states that "Dan McGinn is held in high regard for his broad labor and employment matters...Observers note that he enjoys 'an excellent reputation' in the market."

The businesses Dan has worked with include: American Telephone and Telegraph Company, BellSouth, Burlington Industries, Inc., Carolina Telephone & Telegraph Company, Domtar Paper Company, Hearst Corporation, Libbey Owens Ford Company, Lorillard Tobacco Company, Olin Corporation, GTE, The Kroger Company, Norfolk Southern Corporation, Sprint Corporation, Time Warner Cable, Volvo Trucks, N.A., Western Electric Company, and Weyerhaeuser Company.

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Dan has represented companies in numerous EEOC charges and lawsuits, including unfair labor practice hearings.

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Dan previously worked for the National Labor Relations Board’s regional office in Winston-Salem, and has an in-depth understanding of NLRB-related issues. Dan represents numerous employers before the NLRB. 

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Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in Labor and Employment Litigation, Employment Law – Management, and Labor Law - Management (1993-2018)

Recognized in North Carolina Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) in Employment and Labor Law (2006-2017) and Top 100 (2006, 2008-2009, 2012-2015) 

Recognized in Super Lawyers Business Edition in Employment & Labor Law (2015)

Recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Labor and Employment Law (2004-2017)

Recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a "Local Litigation Star" in Labor and Employment Law (2017-2018)

Recognized by his peers for inclusion in Business North Carolina’s "Legal Elite" in Labor and Employment (2002, 2004-2007, 2009, 2011-2014)

Jonathan R. Harkavy Award - Received from the Labor and Employment Section of the North Carolina Bar Association in 2010 (third lawyer to receive the award for overall contributions to labor and employment law)

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

Employment Law Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section, American Bar Association

Development Committee, North Carolina Bar Foundation, 2006 – present 

Legal Counsel and Executive Committee member, United Way of Greater Greensboro, 2011-present

Chair, Wake Forest Law School Law Alumni Council, 1996-97

Member, Wake Forest Law School Board of Visitors, 1999 – present 

Chair, North Carolina Labor & Employment Law Section, 1987-88 

Virtues I most respect: the ability to listen, patience, and dedication to doing a superb job

My occupation if I wasn’t a lawyer: sports writer 

The best thing about Brooks Pierce: The firm’s ability to attract bright and dedicated persons who have high personal and professional standards.  

My heroes in real life: Thornton Brooks, my mentor and the best labor and employment lawyer in North Carolina; and my father, whose ability to relate to and get along with others was unparalleled. 

I feel I’m one of the luckiest people in the world because I had the opportunity to work under Thornton Brooks. Thornton was acknowledged as the leading employment and labor lawyer in the state, and I am honored to have practiced law with him on a daily basis for almost 20 years.

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Brooks Pierce has been named a “Highly Recommended” law firm in North Carolina in the 2018 edition...(read more)
The 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America © recognized 54 Brooks Pierce attorneys as industry...(read more)
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18 attorneys and six practice areas are recognized in the 2016 law firm guide Six Brooks Pierce...(read more)
Thirty-seven Brooks Pierce attorneys have been recognized in the 2016 edition of North Carolina...(read more)
Brooks Pierce is pleased to announce that 26 of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2015...(read more)
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Thirty-six Brooks Pierce attorneys have been recognized in the 2015 edition of North Carolina Super...(read more)
Brooks Pierce is pleased to announce that 27 of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2014...(read more)
Brooks Pierce recently recognized the firm’s attorneys who made significant contributions to pro...(read more)
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Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP is pleased to announce that 45 lawyers,...(read more)
Brooks Pierce is ranked among the best law firms in North Carolina in the 2012 edition of Chambers...(read more)
Brooks Pierce is pleased to announce that 38 lawyers, representing 43% of the firm’s attorneys,...(read more)
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP is pleased to announce that 34 lawyers,...(read more)
Brooks Pierce is ranked among the best law firms in North Carolina in the 2011 edition of Chambers...(read more)
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