David B. Ritter, partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

David B. Ritter has joined the Chicago office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP as a partner in the labor & employment law department. He represents clients in all aspects of labor and employment law and litigation, including complaints of discrimination and harassment, trade secret and non-compete covenants, and various disputes involving tort, contract and statutory claims by employees. Ritter handles litigation in state and federal courts nationwide. He regularly counsels high-level executives and trains employees with respect to employment issues. He represents clients before governmental agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and similar state agencies. Ritter has also defended employers faced with claims under Sarbanes-Oxley. Ritter previously chaired the labor & employment practice group at Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP, where he also served on the firm's executive committee. Prior to his legal career, Ritter worked at Exxon Mobil (f/k/a Mobil Oil Corporation) as an employee relations assistant. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Cornell University and his law degree from Case Western Reserve University Law School.
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